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NATO 20/2020 Podcast

NATO 20/2020 is a weekly podcast that explores 20 bold ideas to push NATO to be more visionary, more capable, and more self-evidently valuable to the security of more people.

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Programs

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

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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Experts

Content

Baiba Braže

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Assistant Secretary General of NATO Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy joins DFRLab's Lukas Andriukaitis for the latest #DFRLabCoffeeBreak.

Interview

Disinformation English

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The United States, Germany, and world order: New priorities for a changing alliance

Treating each divergence in security policy as an isolated incident may have allowed policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to ignore the unpleasant fact that the United States and Germany could have increasingly disparate perceptions of threats and strategic cultures.

Issue Brief by Roderick Kefferpütz, Jeremy Stern

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: Six blind men, the elephant, and the defense budget

On the January 21 Net Assessment podcast, Christopher Preble joined co-hosts Melanie Marlowe of CSIS and AEI’s Zack Cooper to discuss a recent article by the Heritage Foundation’s Thomas Spoehr entitled “The six blind men, the elephant, and the defense budget: differing views on the US defense budget”. “How should we assess whether the defense […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas Defense Policy

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Ashford and Preble quoted in Rand Corporation: Implementing restraint

On January 21, Emma Ashford and Christopher Preble were quoted in a new Rand Corporation report entitled “Implementing restraint. Changes in US regional security policies to operationalize a realist Grand Strategy of restraint”. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss: What To Expect From Joe Biden-Led US Administration?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Kroenig quoted in Vox on Biden’s commitment to extend New START for five years

Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig was quoted in a Vox article on President Biden's decision to extend New START for five years.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Nuclear Deterrence

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

A new national reinvestment fund could address the greatest threats facing the US

Make no mistake: As deadly and as disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic is, this disease is a harbinger of even worse crises that could follow if a broader danger is not recognized. That danger is a new MAD, not the mutually assured destruction of the Cold War and the existential specter of thermonuclear Armageddon, but massive attacks of disruption.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all may receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in NK News on new approach toward North Korean nuclear missiles

On January 20, 2021, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in NK News for his comments on how the incoming Biden administration should deal with North Korea’s nuclear weapons. He argued that the focus should be to prevent further […]

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Arms Control East Asia

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Bhasan Char: An inflection point in the Rohingya refugee crisis?

On December 4, 2020, Dhaka followed through on its promise to move refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, starting a new, unpredictable chapter in the Rohingya crisis. However, Bhasan Char does not solve these problems as much as it relocates them. Separating some refugees from others does not address the underlying drivers of crime within the refugee camps. If anything, relocation splinters aid response, and further attenuates humanitarian space.

SouthAsiaSource by Imrul Islam

Bangladesh Civil Society

Events

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Report launch: Stronger together

Online Event The Atlantic Council hosts a public launch of the Harvard Kennedy School/German Council on Foreign Relations report "Stronger Together: A Strategy to Revitalize Transatlantic Power." The report creates a truly transatlantic fusion of ideas and strategy and lays out an ambitious agenda for tackling challenges to the transatlantic community.

8:00am Economy & Business Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Exploring innovative measures to map and mitigate illicit weapon transfers

Online Event A discussion of illicit conventional weapon flows and mechanisms to combat them, using lessons drawn from a new analysis of the materiel procurement network of militants operating in Bahrain.

12:00pm Iran Middle East Security & Defense Weapons Trafficking

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from COVID-19 and implications for the Biden administration

Online Event Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and his emphasis on combating the coronavirus, health security experts discuss the effects of COVID-19 on US critical infrastructure and the implications for the future of national security.

2:00pm Coronavirus Crisis Management Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection

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