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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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Cybersecurity

With the next US presidential election looming, the next administration will face no shortage of substantive cyber policy issues. US adversaries such as China and Russia continue to undermine and fracture the free and open internet, while the technology ecosystem has been altered by the rapid adoption of cloud computing, placing immense power and responsibility in the hands of few technology giants, such as Amazon and Microsoft.

Elections 2020 by Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cybersecurity Elections
AlertaVenezuela email banner

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: September 22, 2020

Investigators from the United Nations (UN) published a report on September 16, 2020, with evidence of “unlawful executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture” in Venezuela that have taken place since 2014.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Ukraine’s booming IT sector can drive positive change

As the international community seeks ways to strengthen Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration, private sector investment in the country’s attractive IT industry could have a significant and positive role to play.

UkraineAlert by Yuliya Rimsky and Filip Sasic

Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Ahead of the 2020 US elections, the disinformation threat is more domestic than foreign

Three top journalists and editors working at the intersection of national security, technology, and elections discussed the challenges they’re facing on a daily basis with the conspiracy theories, misinformation, and lies percolating online ahead of the US elections.

Elections 2020 by Larry Luxner

Civil Society Disinformation

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Desecration of genocide monument marks a new low in Ukraine’s memory wars

The recent desecration of an iconic Kyiv statue honoring the millions of Ukrainians killed in the 1930s Soviet genocide marks a new low in the memory wars over the country's troubled and traumatic past.

UkraineAlert by John Vsetecka

Disinformation Resilience & Society

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Disinformation

Whether the mis- or disinformation is foreign or domestic in origin, an information environment rife with confusing, polarizing, and often false narratives can only serve to further divide an already tense nation.

Elections 2020 by DFRLab

China Disinformation

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Herr, Shahwan Edwards, Handler, and Loomis featured on an episode of the “Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks” podcast

Joe Saunders hosts Trey Herr, Safa Shahwan Edwards, William Loomis, and Simon Handler to discuss the four pillars of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, their recent research on the software supply chain, and programming plans going forward.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Warrick calls for DHS reform in letter to Houston Chronicle

In response to an article in the Houston Chronicle advocating for the dismantlement of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellow Thomas Warrick writes that DHS can be reformed, including through the recommendations of the Atlantic Council’s Future of DHS Project. More about our experts:

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus
Belarus Rally

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Pro-Lukashenka Telegram channels amplify each other to smear protesters

Several Telegram channels supporting Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka are actively amplifying each other’s content in an attempt to discredit anti-Lukashenka protesters while mobilizing supporters to attend pro-government rallies.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

The Middle East is a growing marketplace, not just a war zone

The region is vast and complex, and outsiders who do not fully understand its nations or peoples overlook the nuances of the nearly twenty countries that make up the Middle East.

MENASource by Amjad Ahmad

Entrepreneurship Middle East

Events

Fri, Oct 2, 2020

Overcoming polarization in Ukraine

A real sense of Ukrainian identity has emerged in response to Kremlin disinformation campaigns. But the memory war of the past three decades remains strong. What challenges face Ukraine’s information environment now?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Securing the energy transition: Innovative cyber solutions for grid resiliency

ONLINE EVENT - A deeper look into how a secure energy transition can be implemented using innovative cyber security solutions to provide the monitoring and the visibility necessary to protect the grid at-large.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Space economics: Building sustainable space infrastructure

ONLINE EVENT - An expert panel discussion about the rapidly changing economics of space exploration and the implications of its market shifts for geopolitics, coordination, and technology. TIMEZONE NOTE - The times listed on this page are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT