Fri, Jan 17, 2020

To help the Iranian people, reverse tech sanctions ASAP

US sanctions were a gift to the Iranian government. As a result of the sanctions, the Iranian government was able to build its national intranet despite massive public disapproval.

IranSource by Azin Mohajerin

Iran Technology & Innovation

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Startup culture in a frontline city

1991 Mariupol is a new startup hub located a stone's throw away from the frontlines of Ukraine's undeclared war with Russia. Can tech innovation create opportunities for young Ukrainians facing an uncertain future due to Kremlin aggression?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Technology & Innovation Ukraine
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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: January 14, 2020

Twitter suspended dozens of accounts connected to the Maduro regime on January 7, 2020, including the official accounts of the Ministerio del Poder Popular de Petróleo (the Ministry of People’s Power for Petroleum), the Minister of the Interior, the Central Bank of Venezuela, and the Bolivarian Army of Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Herbst speaks to Washington Post on misinformation in Ukraine

In the News by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Elections

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Cyber 9/12: Education and innovation on a global scale

One of the most important barriers to robust global cybersecurity is the shortage of capable individuals in the workforce pipeline. By 2021, predictions suggest that the world will have more than 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs, with both the private and public sectors facing hiring shortages. While the United States has budding international relations, cybersecurity, and IT-focused academic programs, very little has been done to address the interaction between them, which will be crucial for the success of future cybersecurity professionals.

New Atlanticist by William Loomis


Thu, Jan 9, 2020

The information space around Iran

Over the last two years, the DFRLab has produced one of the largest bodies of primary, open source reporting on Iran’s activity and capability in the space of hybrid threats, which constitutes a large and vulnerable proxy front.

Blog Post by Graham Brookie, Iain Robertson

Disinformation Iran

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: What will follow the US strike on Major General Soleimani?

This development will influence US engagement with Iran and partners in the region and its knock-on effects may very well manifest in the cyber domain. What type of de-escalatory engagement should we expect between the US and Iran following the assassination of Soleimani? What types of responses, both kinetic and cyber, can we expect from Iran, a country in need of appearing powerful to its allies and adversaries?

Press and Members Call by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Iran
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Tue, Jan 7, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: January 7, 2020

As Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó waged a political battle for Venezuela, they spent 2019 going head to head on social media as well. Social media is an important battlefield in Venezuela and one of the areas the regime prioritizes in order to control the country. The DFRLab analyzed their social presence on Facebook and Twitter from January to December 2019 and concluded that, even though Maduro has more followers and page likes, Guaidó garners more engagement with his posts.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Jan 7, 2020

US-Iran in crisis: Strategic ambiguity and loud weapons in cyberspace

Iran’s government will feel the need to retaliate against the United States, but it does not wish to ignite a prolonged war with the United States. The regime’s near-term aim is to demonstrate to its domestic and regional constituencies that it has the capability and the resolve to avenge Soleimani’s killing and, more strategically, to drum up support for hardliners ahead of legislative elections next month. While Iran has a number of options available, its cyber toolkit not one to be overlooked.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler, Will Loomis, and Katherine Wolff

Cybersecurity Iran

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Shaping the global future together: the Council’s “Top fifteen hits” of 2019

We look back at the Atlantic Council's top work of 2019 galvanizing US leadership alongside partners and allies to tackle the most pressing challenges confronting our nation and our world.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe

Africa Americas


Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Professionals discuss logistics: The role of TRANSCOM in great-power competition

In this installment of the Commanders Series, TRANSCOM Commander Stephen R. Lyons discusses the challenge of preparing for the future of conflict while maintaining logistical commitments to current US deployments worldwide.

11:00am Washington DC