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Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Reconciling sanctions and humanitarian need during COVID-19

As the world economy shuts down to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the humanitarian collateral effects of sanctions become more pronounced and potentially deadly. But the argument that the United States should unilaterally roll back sanctions draws a false dichotomy; sanctions do not have to be suspended or rolled back for the United States to better address humanitarian concerns.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

Cuba Economic Sanctions

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

China’s ineffective coronavirus response could create its own Black Swan

At this time of increasing uncertainty, the Chinese Communist Party is facing a severe test of its ability to prevent coronavirus from becoming a “black swan” that severely impacts its political stability and security.

New Atlanticist by Chang-Ching Tu

China Coronavirus
AI Policy Primer 2020 Peter

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

AI, society and governance: An introduction

AI’s increasing range of applications are having real-world consequences, both positive and negative. Those consequences, in turn, have animated spirited and at times emotional debates about how governments can craft policies to come to grips with a world increasingly shaped by AI.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Peter Engelke

China Digital Policy

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Is China winning the coronavirus response narrative in the EU?

With European countries still in the midst of the crisis or anxiously waiting to be hit, it is too soon to tell which narrative will win out in Europe—that of a generous China, whose systems managed to combat the virus, or that of an authoritarian regime, whose initial efforts to cover up the extent of the crisis cost the world valuable preparation time.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

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

Smart partnerships 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

Smart partnerships 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

Smart partnerships 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

Smart partnerships 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

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