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gtc picture of a globe showing china and southeast asia

Mon, Apr 6, 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 and they 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.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by David Bray, PhD

Americas China
gtc china great wall

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

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.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Top ten risks of 2020

2020 will likely bear more resemblance to the 1930s, as some of the developments which did not reach a denouement in the past year cross the finish line. Several simmering conflicts, symptoms of a global system under strain from US President Donald J. Trump’s “anti-globalist” America First doctrine, could well reach breakpoints in 2020. This may include a shift from the mere corroding of multilateral institutions and US alliances toward total dysfunction.

New Atlanticist by Robert A. Manning, Mathew J. Burrows

China International Norms

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

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.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

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).

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

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.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China
From left to right: Panelists Mr. Olin Wethington, Dr. Kristin Lord, Ms. Suzanne Nossel, and Ambassador Thomas Pickering discuss the implications of divergent values in a multipolar world.

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Navigating a multipolar-values world

Authoritarianism, corruption, and violent nonstate actors challenge democracy, while the human rights regime is pressured by the War on Terror. Additionally, the values of feminism and free trade are under siege by isolationism, protectionism, and nationalism. These forces do not only threaten Sweden, but also Europe, the US, and the entire liberal world order as established by the West.

Event Recap by Christian Trotti

China European Union

Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Whither America: A Strategy for Repairing America’s Political Culture

On December 11 the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security launched the thirteenth volume in the Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series.

Event Recap

As a part of the ICNC’s monograph launch, Dr. Elizabeth Wilson presented her core arguments behind the concepts of people power movements and international human rights.

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

People Power Movements and International Human Rights: ICNC Monograph Launch

On January 25, 2018, Dr. Mathew Burrows, director of the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, welcomed the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) for the launch of their latest monograph “People Power Movements and International Human Rights: Creating a Legal Framework.” Dr. Maciej Bartkowski, a […]

Event Recap by Emily Dean

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

A strategy for the Trans-Pacific century: Final report of the Atlantic Council’s Asia-Pacific Strategy Task Force

The culmination of a full year of analysis by the Atlantic Council’s Asia-Pacific Strategy Task Force, A Strategy for the Trans-Pacific Century argues for deeper engagement between the United States’ Atlantic and Pacific partners to uphold the liberal rules-based order in Asia and beyond. As the rise of China creates reverberations felt not only within […]

Event Recap by Shaun Ee

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific