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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

How Russia made Apple and Google complicit in its internet crackdown

Just as voting opened in Russia, Apple and Google deleted an app from their stores published by Alexei Navalny's team designed to deliver candidate recommendations. Here's why that signals an international problem.

New Atlanticist by Dylan Myles-Primakoff, Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Elections

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Pavel in the Hill on counterterrorism post-Afghanistan withdrawal

Scowcroft Center director Barry Pavel speaks on counterterrorism in the Hill

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Extremism

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: A Tale of Two Biden Doctrines

On September 16, Christopher Preble debated whether there is a “Biden doctrine” and if so, what exactly it is, with co-hosts Melanie Marlowe (CSIS) and Zack Cooper (AEI) on the War on the Rocks Net Assessment podcast. They identified two separate threads in Biden’s thinking and that of his team — one idealist vision for […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

English Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Kroenig discusses AUKUS agreement on BBC World News

On September 16, BBC World News interviewed Matthew Kroenig about the new AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Kroenig argued that the partnership is important for deterring or defending against a Chinese attack in the Indo-Pacific. He also noted that AUKUS signals that democracies can work together to address […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Can Australian nuclear subs help corner China?

What impact will this deal have on competition with China? What about the allies left high and dry? Our experts emerged from the deep with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Experts React: The US, UK, and Australia struck a nuclear submarine deal. What does it mean?

The pact, known as AUKUS, is a clear challenge to China in the Indo-Pacific and a deepening of military ties among close allies of more than a century.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Australia Defense Industry

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: Missiles are flying again on the Korean peninsula

Is nuclear diplomacy with the North all but dead? How worried should we be about these missiles?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Crisis Management

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Afghanistan Belarus

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Grundman in Defense One on post-9/11 defense industry

Forward Defense resident senior fellow Steven Grundman speaks on defense industry changes following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Crisis Management

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Pavel in Times of India on Biden’s ‘Over the horizon’ strategy

Scowcroft Center director Barry Pavel address challenges raised by American withdrawal from Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Extremism

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Tue, Sep 28, 2021

2021 Atlantic Council – Korea Foundation Forum

Online Event The Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum is an annual conference hosted by the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Asia Security Initiative that brings together US and ROK officials and experts to develop forward-looking recommendations for the US-ROK alliance.

10:45am Climate Change & Climate Action East Asia Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Wed, Sep 29, 2021

Europe’s response to the Uyghur genocide

Online Event A conversation featuring two European parliamentarians taking action to address atrocities being committed against the Uyghur population.

11:30am China Europe & Eurasia European Union Human Rights