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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Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Putin the Poisoner

Putin the Poisoner: Russian President Vladimir Putin has adopted a poisonous approach to international politics in a bid to defend his own authoritarian regime by dividing, discrediting, and destabilizing the democratic world.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Disinformation European Union

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Looking beyond COVID-19: The need to focus US national strategy on the next major crisis

Health security and technology experts joined the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center and its Forward Defense practice for a discussion on building resilience for the next major national security shock.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Ukraine strikes back against Russian infowar with ban on Kremlin-linked TV channels

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's February 2 decision to force three Kremlin-linked Ukrainian TV channels off the air is his boldest move yet in the struggle against Russia's ongoing hybrid war.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

Warrick quoted in Reuters on Chinese hackers

On February 2, Forward Defense and Rafik Hariri Center nonresident senior fellow Thomas Warrick was quoted in a Reuters report titled "Exclusive: Suspected Chinese hackers used SolarWinds bug to spy on US payroll agency."

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Cybersecurity

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ukraine’s cultural revival is a matter of national security

Culture and identity have been at the heart of the hybrid war waged by Russia against Ukraine for the past seven years.

UkraineAlert by Marina Pesenti

Disinformation Nationalism

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Ukraine raised the alarm over weaponized social media long before Trump’s twitter ban

Tech giant Twitter's decision to block the account of US President Donald Trump has sparked a global free speech debate, but Ukraine has been warning for years about the dangers of weaponized social media.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Media Non-Traditional Threats

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Smart partnerships amid great power competition

The report captures key takeaways from various roundtable conversations, identifies the challenges and opportunities that different regions of the world face when dealing with emerging technologies, and evaluates China’s role as a global citizen. In times of economic decoupling and rising geopolitical bipolarity, it highlights opportunities for smart partnerships, describes how data and AI applications can be harnessed for good, and develops scenarios on where an AI-powered world might be headed.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa Americas

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Cooperation in a bipolar world

Taking into account China’s growing influence around the world, discussions often alluded to an uncomfortable truth: In order to avoid catastrophe, even rivals must cooperate, which is why participants, particularly at roundtables in Europe, were keen to identify a number of areas that could lower the tensions and help build trust among antagonistic stakeholders.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

An unequal world

An unequal world is probably the base case, exacerbated by the social and economic effects of the ongoing pandemic. In this future, emerging technologies have deepened divisions and inequalities instead of leveling the playing field domestically and internationally.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

India’s quest for digital sovereignty

Similar to Europe’s “Third Way Approach,” and in order to navigate between the US and the Chinese models, India is also trying to develop a concept of digital sovereignty, all the while mitigating negative externalities of great power competition.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China
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