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Press ReleaseOct 14, 2021
Atlantic Council Releases new report on international technology standards and geopolitics
This new GeoTech Center report finds that, while China is seeking to increase influence over technology standards setting, China is still a long way from unfairly dominating international standards organization.
Press ReleaseOct 7, 2021
Atlantic Council’s Africa Center to host high-level international summit on African creative industries
Inaugural event dedicated to advancing the African cultural agenda will feature African heads of state, senior US officials, and icons from arts, film & television, sports, fashion, and music industries WASHINGTON DC—October 7, 2021—The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center will host the inaugural Africa Creative Industries Summit on Friday, October 15, 2021. The summit will feature senior government officials, […]
ArticleOct 7, 2021
Workshop on freedom and prosperity in Latin America
By Atlantic Council
The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, on September 28, in collaboration with the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Brazilian think tank Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV), hosts the first in a series of virtual workshops on strengthening economic freedom, rule of law, and representative government in different regions across the world. The […]
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In the NewsAug 18, 2021
Wechsler and Lipsky in The Wall Street Journal: “Will the IMF Bankroll the Taliban?”
By Atlantic Council
"The first real test of whether the Taliban will be accepted by the international community will happen in the IMF boardroom," write Josh Lipsky and William Wechsler in the WSJ.
Press and members call
Press and members callAug 20, 2021
Atlantic Council press call: Protecting Americans and their Afghan allies in Afghanistan
As the dire situation in Afghanistan continues to unfold, senior former officials and experts discuss the urgent policies, posture and operations needed to ensure a rapid, safe evacuation in the days and weeks ahead.
Press and members callMar 19, 2020
Atlantic Council press call: Unity among allies in the fight against the coronavirus
As the global community ramps up efforts to counter the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the United States and its allies and partners are taking extraordinary steps to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. As these measures are put into effect, widescale quarantines are disrupting life for millions, the economy is facing its greatest challenge in over a decade, and longstanding geopolitical relationships are in the spotlight. How can the United States and its closest allies work together most effectively to combat this growing crisis? What lessons can we learn from countries at the leading edge of this fight in order to reduce the toll among our citizens and those of our closest friends? Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, and Barry Pavel unpack these questions and discuss the latest on the ground in Europe and Singapore.
Event RecapMar 11, 2020
Atlantic Council press call: Oil market meltdown: Price wars, coronavirus, and energy geopolitics
Last week’s breakdown of OPEC+ meetings in Vienna has turned a demand side driven decline in oil prices caused by the impacts of Coronavirus into an oil price war between two oil producing giants, with US shale production the ostensible target. If the standoff continues, however, the price war might ultimately do more harm to the Saudi and Russian economies. With increasing uncertainty about the depth of Coronavirus’ impact on global growth, the price war might also contribute to a sharp decline in the global economy. Helima Croft, David L. Goldwyn, Jean-Francois Seznec, Anders Aslund, and Randolph Bell discuss ongoing market volatility, the origins of the crisis, what’s next for US shale, and the implications of it all for energy and geopolitics