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Tue, Mar 24, 2020

AI & China: Smart Partnerships for Global Challenges

The Atlantic Council is honored to partner with the Rockefeller Foundation via a grant focused on data and AI efforts by China around the world. We started these activities in the middle of 2019. These activities were part of a bigger plan to launch the new Atlantic Council GeoTech Center in 2020 -- focused on the geopolitics of new technologies and advances in data.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by David Bray, PhD

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: The dangers of decoupling

Two roundtables in Beijing and a third one in Shanghai brought together leaders from government, civil society, academia, and think tanks to discuss China's role as a global citizen, the country's use and development of artificial intelligence and the implications of modern technologies for international relations.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: The price of great power politics

Unlike previous gatherings where a majority of participants represented government institutions, the roundtable in Germany brought together business- and private-sector representatives. Together with policy experts, they discussed the emergence of new technologies, the rise of China, and the implications of a global AI race.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: Europe’s third way

The Atlantic Council's endeavor to evaluate the implications of modern technologies for society and politics continued in Brussels, where the event was co-hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS).

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: Tech cooperation at a precarious junction

The first roundtable of the series was held in Paris and brought together high-level delegations from the United States, China, and Europe for a wide-ranging discussion on emerging technologies.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Cabo Verde braces for plummeting tourism revenue

When thinking of Africa, the tiny Portuguese-speaking archipelago nation of Cabo Verde probably isn’t the first country that comes to mind. But it is representative of a subset of small island nations, which rely heavily on tourism revenue. Accordingly, although Cabo Verde has only just recently confirmed its first case of COVID-19, disruptions to travel and trade present existential threats to the country’s economy.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Ideas for US-India cooperation on trade in the health sector in the time of COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis is precisely the kind of situation that can test the potential for building out the US-India relationship and contributing to a larger global response. Let a new initiative in the US-India partnership begin—one that can contribute to a global response to COVID-19.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

Coronavirus India

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus could bring the United States’ East Asian allies closer to Beijing

Amid the continued coronavirus crisis in the US and Europe, companies that were trying to reduce their heavy reliance on China cannot help but reverse their moves to keep their supply chains open and operating.

New Atlanticist by Miyeon Oh

China International Markets

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

What the G20 needs to do to combat the global coronavirus economic crisis

The stakes for the upcoming G20 virtual summit are quite high. Either it succeeds in presenting a plausible global approach to deal with the pandemic and its impact, thus stabilizing public confidence and financial markets, or it can leave the world rudderless in the storm.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

How the coronavirus will impact Panama’s economy

Panama's economy—currently precarious and stagnant—depends on infrastructure megaprojects, international trade, and financial services, making it especially vulnerable to external changes like coronavirus.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus International Markets