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Apr 6, 2020

GeoTech and smart partnerships: potential AI & China futures

By David Bray

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.

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New Atlanticist

Dec 20, 2019

Top ten risks of 2020

By Robert A. Manning, Mathew Burrows

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.

China International Norms
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.

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Jun 1, 2018

Navigating a multipolar-values world

By Christian Trotti

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.

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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.

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.

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Jan 25, 2018

People Power Movements and International Human Rights: ICNC Monograph Launch

By Emily Dean

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 […]

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Oct 19, 2017

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

By Shaun Ee

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 […]

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific

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Sep 14, 2017

America’s Role in the World – Global Threats, Global Perspectives

By Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

On September 14, the Atlantic Council and the Pew Research Center hosted a conversation with a panel of experts to discuss Pew’s latest survey analyzing global perspectives and the greatest risks and threats facing the world today. The report focuses on global perspectives on the greatest risks facing the world today, from national security concerns […]

Congressional Relations

Sep 6, 2017

Launch: State Department Reform Report

By Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Keynote Speaker The Honorable Ed RoyceChairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee A Conversation with Amb. Thomas PickeringVice PresidentHills and Company Amb. Chester CrockerJames R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic StudiesGeorgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Amb. David MillerBrent Scowcroft Senior FellowAtlantic Council Rand BeersFormer Deputy Assistant to the Presidentfor Homeland SecurityUS National Security Council […]

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Jun 27, 2017

Big Data: A Twenty-First Century Arms Race

By Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

We are living in a world awash in data. Accelerated interconnectivity, driven by the proliferation of internet-connected devices, has led to an explosion of data—big data. A race is now underway to develop new technologies and implement innovative methods that can handle the volume, variety, velocity, and veracity of big data and apply it smartly […]


Jun 22, 2017

An Historic Opportunity to Partner with India

By Bharath Gopalaswamy

The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s Atlantic Council Memos to the President series aims at providing distinct, bold recommendations to President Donald Trump for the most pressing items on his agenda. An Historic Opportunity to Partner with India recommends President Trump extend three vital capabilities to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Washington, DC on June 25 […]