The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Ukraine must think globally in its hybrid war with Russia

Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine is likely to last decades. Kyiv's best hope of success lies in broadening the context of the conflict and backing international efforts to contain the Kremlin.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Will Belarus follow Ukraine out of the Russian orbit?

By intervening in Belarus to prop up his fellow post-Soviet dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Vladimir Putin risks repeating the mistakes made in Ukraine and fueling anti-Russian sentiment among Belarusians.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Belarus Conflict

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Lukashenka is wrong to use Ukraine as a cautionary tale

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has warned that pro-democracy protests will turn Belarus into another Ukraine - but Ukaine's woes are due to Russian aggression not the country's 2014 revolution.

UkraineAlert by Paul Niland

Belarus Conflict

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Vladimir Putin’s forever war against Ukraine continues

While geopolitical attention focuses on Belarus, Putin’s hybrid war in neighboring Ukraine continues. It has already sparked the outbreak of a new Cold War, and there is currently no end in sight to the conflict.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Ukraine must address the legal ambiguity enabling Putin’s not-so-secret war

Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine is one of the world's worst-kept secrets, but a failure to end the legal ambiguity shrouding Russia's role in the ongoing conflict makes progress towards peace impossible.

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Alliance power for cybersecurity

There is only one internet, and cybersecurity is therefore an inherently international challenge that countries cannot tackle alone. Alliances like NATO and the EU give democratic countries a cyber edge over their authoritarian challengers.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kenneth Geers

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Belarus presidential vote: Ukrainian MPs join calls for democratic breakthrough

The August 9 presidential election in Belarus promises to have major geopolitical ramifications for the entire region. A cross-party group of Ukrainian MPs has formed an association to support democracy in Belarus ahead of the vote.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Belarus Democratic Transitions
us navy military what world post-covid 19 kim roberts

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

What world post COVID-19?: A conversation with Dr. Kim Roberts

Dr. Kim Roberts, security studies expert, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed thinking around national security and the US role in the world, and outlines the uncertainties ahead.

Blog Post by Anca Agachi, Peter Engelke

China Coronavirus

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

A strategic concept for countering Russian and Chinese hybrid threats

Tackling hybrid threats, particularly from state actors such as Russia and China, remains one of the greatest challenges for the transatlantic community. This report offers strategic priorities and recommendations to enhance counter-hybrid capabilities against Russia and China.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Lauren Speranza

China Europe & Eurasia
Illicit Networks-Zaranj

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Strategies for reforming Afghanistan’s illicit networks

Authored in-house and advised upon by senior fellows Ambassador James B. Cunningham, Ambassador Omar Samad, Marika Theros, Javid Ahmad, and Fatemeh Aman, this report explores illicit networks in Afghanistan in the context of peacebuilding, democratic consolidation, and enhancing state capacity. It concludes by outlining several specific policy recommendations that will be necessary to combat the illicit networks in a manner that supports the durability of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the continued consolidation of its fragile democratic institutions.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Harris Samad and Fatima Salman

Afghanistan Arms Control