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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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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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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

FastTake: What’s missing from US Intel’s 2021 Threat Assessment

The Director of National Intelligence’s Threat Assessment for 2021 outlines the US intelligence community’s projection of the most dangerous threats to the United States over the next year. But when we don’t practice the art of strategic foresight, we may leave ourselves vulnerable to strategic blind spots.

New Atlanticist by Barry Pavel and Ronald Marks

Intelligence Resilience

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Reading between the lines of the US intelligence community’s latest reports

What does it say about our system of government that hard truths are not absorbed? This year’s Annual Threat Assessment and Global Trends 2040 are blunt about the challenges facing the United States. But the warnings about China should have been heeded a decade or more ago.

New Atlanticist by Mathew Burrows

China Intelligence

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Dignity and fair negotiations is what we Afghans want

When the United States and its allies entered Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, it did not merely sign up to bring human rights to the Afghan people or to fight a local insurgent group. Indeed, the intervention was driven just as much by the US-led global war on terror, a fight in which we, the people of Afghanistan, have bled and sacrificed thousands of military and civilian lives alongside our US and NATO partners.

SouthAsiaSource by Ejaz Ahmad Malikzada

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Jain appears on Burn Bag Podcast to discuss D-10 Steering Committee

On April 16, Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ash Jain appeared on the Burn Bag Podcast, which has partnered with the Scowcroft Center on the “100 Ideas for the First 100 Days” project, to discuss operationalizing the D-10 as a steering committee for the rules-based international order.

D-10 Strategy Forum by Atlantic Council

China Eastern Europe

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford debate US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Russia’s intentions behind a military buildup on the Ukrainian border

On April 16, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss Biden’s plan to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by September 11, the significance of Russia military buildup on the border […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Central Asia

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Putin’s saber-rattling reflects Russian rage over the loss of Ukraine

Putin's saber-rattling activities on the Ukrainian border reflect Moscow's refusal to accept its declining influence in a country where Russia has been the dominant force for more than three centuries.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: What the Russia-China moon deal means for the commercialization of space

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council experts Divya Chander and David Bray explore what this announcement will mean for geopolitics and the commercialization of space—touching on space mining, the Artemis Accords, the Outer Space Treaty, and what we can learn from native cultures about the rights of our planet and others.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

China Russia

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Khuda hafez Afghanistan and maybe Pakistan!

20 years after invading Afghanistan to punish the Taliban for harboring Osama bin Laden, President Joe Biden is saying goodbye to Afghanistan. Regardless of the main reason why President Biden is extracting the US military and hence NATO from Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan may end up being sacrificed and left to the depredations of the Taliban and Islamic State.

SouthAsiaSource by Shuja Nawaz

Afghanistan Pakistan

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Nawaz quoted in Nikkei Asia on President Biden’s orders of military withdrawal from the Afghan war

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

“Expediting” the peace process degrades the conceptual integrity of peace

The United States must realize that securing a peace as just as the Afghan war has been unjust will require time. Degrading the conceptual integrity of peace has meant a dilution of the moral force behind the peace process.

SouthAsiaSource by Muska Dastageer

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding