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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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Wed, Jun 17, 2020

One million passports: Putin has weaponized citizenship in occupied eastern Ukraine

Moscow plans to issue one million Russian passports to residents of Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine by the end of 2020 in a bid to prolong the six-year conflict between Russia and Ukraine indefinitely.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict National Security

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

Moderate Zelenskyy makes a mockery of the Kremlin’s anti-Ukraine propaganda

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has distanced himself from the national identity politics of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko. This has significantly complicated Russian efforts to demonize "nationalistic" Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Vitaliy Syzov

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Max Brooks on non-military threats to the homeland

China, Russia, and Iran learned a very different lesson from the one the United States learned after the hundred hour-campaign in 1990-1991 to liberate Kuwait from Saddam Hussein. Writer Max Brooks, author of World War Z, put it this way:

Future of DHS

Defense Policy National Security

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Trump’s G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war

US President Donald Trump wants to invite Vladimir Putin to the next G7 summit, despite the Russian leader's refusal to end the aggression against Ukraine that led to his initial suspension from G8 in 2014.

UkraineAlert by Yuliia Popyk

Conflict France

Sat, May 16, 2020

Anca Agachi in Defense One on the rise of non-traditional security threats

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Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Expert survey series: COVID-19, technological innovation, and the future of societies

In order to understand future trends in technology and geopolitics, a group of experts was polled about how COVID-19 and technological innovation will shape the future of societies and their respective forms of government.

GeoTech Cues by Stewart Scott

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Foresight and democracy during a period of growing polarization, turbulence, and misinformation

On April 23, 2020 -- Sheila Ronis, Leon Fuerth, Lin Wells, and David Bray held a live virtual roundtable on the topic of "Foresight and Democracy During a Period of Growing Polarization, Turbulence, and Misinformation?"

GeoTech Cues

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Earth Day 2020 call for action: Mitigating the global food crises associated with COVID-19

At the beginning of April, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center published an data-driven analysis examining “Global food security during COVID-19”. This follow-up report dives into three specific food security concerns informed by that data and presents three solutions that world leaders can implement now to get ahead of the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the global food supply.

GeoTech Cues by Sara-Jayne Terp, Sahil Shah (Guest Author), and Molly Jahn (Guest Author)

Civil Society Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Video recap: Strategic standards now, so people can return to work soon

On April 20, 2020 - Dame Wendy Hall, Declan Kiranne, Jay Williams, Daniella Taveau, and John Ackerly shared perspectives on "Strategic standards now, so people can return to work soon" as part of a live video discussion moderated by Dr. David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Video recap: What technologies, investments, and policy actions could help us rebuild from COVID-19 on a global scale

On April 16, 2020 - Dr. David Brin and Dr. Kathryn Newcomer shared perspectives on "What technologies, investments, and policy actions could help us rebuild from COVID-19 on a global scale" as part of a live video discussion moderated by Dr. David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director.

Event Recap

Civil Society Coronavirus