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Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Beyond 5G, Central Europe will be key to countering Chinese technological influence

In seeking to further roll back China’s influence, the US has targeted Huawei during its CEE visit as the Shenzhen-based telecoms-equipment manufacturer competes for a prominent role in the region’s cellular network infrastructure and 5G expansion.

New Atlanticist by Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, and Eileen Kannengeiser

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss fallout from Beirut explosion, Belarus election and reflect on General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy

On August 14, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the fallout from the explosion in Beirut, potential consequences of protests following Belarus’s presidential election, and the legacy of General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Corruption

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The geopolitics of Russia’s vaccine claim

President Vladimir Putin announced on August 11 that a coronavirus vaccine manufactured by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Moscow had been granted regulatory approval. The claim however has geopolitical ramifications.

GeoTech Cues by Claire Branley, Esther Dyson

Coronavirus Disinformation

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Front line communities and Ukraine’s local elections

Ukraine plans to hold nationwide local elections in October 2020, but areas close to the front lines of the conflict with Russia in the east of the country will not participate. How can these regions be best managed?

UkraineAlert by Andreas Umland

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Ukraine must address the legal ambiguity enabling Putin’s not-so-secret war

Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine is one of the world's worst-kept secrets, but a failure to end the legal ambiguity shrouding Russia's role in the ongoing conflict makes progress towards peace impossible.

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash

Conflict Disinformation

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Europe must not abandon the new Belarus to Putin

Protests in Belarus over a rigged election have grabbed the world's attention this week. However, this geopolitically important democratic awakening has little chance of success without Western support.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

General Jones and Brzezinski in Defense One: NATO Must Move Out Smartly on 5G

James L. Jones and Ian Brzezinski make the case for why NATO should move quickly to take advantage of 5G network technology and its military applications.

In the News by James L. Jones, Jr., Ian Brzezinski

Americas Cybersecurity

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

NATO’s progress on burden sharing remains strong

While movement towards the two percent may seem slow, it is clear that NATO allies are making significant changes to their defense spending.

Blog Post by Bradley Hazen

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Macron has the power to change the EU’s Hezbollah policy

Macron’s belief in France’s special responsibility to Lebanon is evident. If he wants to help the people suffering under Hezbollah there, Macron should follow the German example, and lead a ban of Hezbollah at home.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Stern

Conflict France

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Russia uses US data policy shortfalls to justify campaign against internet freedom

A transcript of the meeting between Putin and his internet regulator shows, unsurprisingly, that the Kremlin continues using its rubber-stamped laws to justify internet censorship and control. But it also demonstrated the Kremlin’s growing desire to undermine the Western-led open democratic internet model.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Internet

Events

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

A conversation with former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the key foreign policy priorities for the next presidential administration and the future of US leadership.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

A conversation with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Secretary Pompeo discusses his recent trip to Central and Eastern Europe and how European nations are awakening to the China challenge.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT