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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 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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Content

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Listen to women: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Twenty years after its creation, NATO should affirm the strategic significance of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and define what it means for an era of great power competition.

NATO 20/2020 by Cori Lynne Fleser

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Dagres in the Guardian: “The biggest impediment to a new nuclear deal with Iran? Domestic politics”

In the News

Iran Middle East

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the war: The history of French-Libyan relations

On February 23, 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared to the world his revulsion at the brutalities taking place in Libya: “The international community cannot remain a spectator to all the massive violations of human rights,” he said. Much had changed in the relationship between Sarkozy and Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi since the latter’s visit to France in 2007. Much has also changed in Libya and the rest of the world since these declarations were uttered and the ensuing intervention by NATO began.

Issue Brief by Farah Rasmi

Conflict France

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Ukraine rules out a return to Minsk peace talks as Putin tightens his grip on Belarus

Ukraine has ruled out a return to peace talks in Minsk due to growing Russian influence over Belarus as the Kremlin capitalizes on the international isolation of Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Conflict

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Upgrading Ukraine’s Air Force could deter Russia

Reinforcing Ukraine's Air Force would be a powerful way to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine and indicate to Moscow that the Western world will no longer tolerate Russian military adventurism in Eastern Europe.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Russia

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

China’s strengths shouldn’t blind us to its weaknesses

China is a “pacing threat” and the United States’ strongest competitor. But it isn't an unstoppable colossus. There may be a fatal flaw in China's aspirations.

New Atlanticist by Harlan Ullman

China Security & Defense

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Experts React: A royal rift in Jordan amid competing allegations of a coup & corruption

Atlantic Council experts react to the latest news of the royal rift in Jordan and how recent events may impact the country’s security, economy, and regional standing.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Middle East Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Nasr joins Johns Hopkins SAIS to discuss the future of US-Iran relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Iran

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Ahmad joins the Middle East Institute to discuss the potential outcomes of an Afghan interim government

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Schultz in TIME on US Troops and COVID-19 Vaccine

On April 5, Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr. Tammy Schultz wrote an article in TIME with Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) about vaccine hesitancy among US troops. Schultz and Moulton argue that this poses a threat to national security, risking infections among our armed services.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus National Security

Events

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Russia’s dangerous military escalation with Ukraine

Online Event Moscow is amassing forces on Ukraine’s eastern border and in northern occupied Crimea. Why is this happening now? Will Putin actually strike, and what should the West do?

2:00pm Conflict Eastern Europe Russia Security & Defense