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NATO 20/2020
Twenty bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election
More than two decades after NATO’s inspired decision to invite former adversaries to join its ranks, the Alliance is in need of equally captivating ideas. The essays in this volume are intended to push the Alliance to think boldly and creatively in the service of recapturing the public’s imagination.
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Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s insights & impact through these stories of how our regional and thematic programs are making a difference not only in shaping how we view global issues but also in shaping their outcome.
THU, DEC 17, 2020
The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center partners with LEADERS Magazine to dedicate an entire issue to resilience
For its Fall/Winter issue of 2020, LEADERS Magazine, asked the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center to produce an issue dedicated to resilience. The Resilience Issue assembles a broad range of global thought leaders and experts who are currently tackling the challenges and crises facing the world from different perspectives.
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TUE, MAR 3, 2020
Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus
On February 11, 2020 the DFRLab hosted “Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus,” a timely series of panels on the potential geopolitical and economic consequences of Coronavirus, and how misinformation about the crisis may influence its impact.
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China
Disinformation
THU, FEB 6, 2020
US energy priorities abroad: A conversation with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette
On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Atlantic Council hosted newly appointed US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for a public address and moderated discussion about US government energy priorities abroad.
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WED, JUN 23, 2021
Why Putin dare not abandon Belarus dictator Lukashenka
Europe’s last two dictators know that if one should fall, the other will find himself in a perilous position. They may not necessarily like it, but Putin and Lukashenka are now locked in an authoritarian alliance.
UKRAINEALERT BY JAN PIEKLO
Belarus
Democratic Transitions
WED, JUN 23, 2021
The White House’s case for crafting a new industrial strategy
In a speech at the Atlantic Council, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese laid out why stronger government planning and investment will support Biden administration domestic and foreign policy.
NEW ATLANTICIST BY DANIEL MALLOY
Economy & BusinessInclusive Growth
WED, JUN 23, 2021
What will Raisi’s cabinet look like? Hardline and full of war vets.
Considering Ebrahim Raisi’s lack of experience in foreign policy and economic affairs, the success of his administration will depend to some extent on who he will pick for his cabinet.
IRANSOURCE BY MEHRZAD BOROUJERDI
Elections
Iran
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FRI, JUN 18, 2021
Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward
Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]
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Americas
Civil Society
WED, JUN 16, 2021
Are dual-capable weapon systems destabilizing? Questioning nuclear-conventional entanglement and inadvertent escalation
Some fear that nuclear-conventional entanglement–the use of the same weapons or sensors for nuclear and conventional weapons–could lead to nuclear war. Are they right? This issue brief argues that fears of entanglement leading to nuclear war are misplaced and rest on poor logical and empirical foundations.
ISSUE BRIEF BY MATTHEW KROENIG, MARK J. MASSA
China
Conflict
WED, JUN 16, 2021
IN BRIEF: Fifteen takeaways from our new report measuring US and Chinese global influence
The Formal Bilateral Influence Capacity (FBIC) Index tracks and quantifies the intensifying competition between China and the United States, measuring influence between pairs of states over the last six decades through the volume of their interactions and the dependence that countries have on one another.
REPORT BY JONATHAN D. MOYER, COLLIN J. MEISEL, AUSTIN S. MATTHEWS, DAVID K. BOHL, AND MATHEW J. BURROWS
China
Politics & Diplomacy
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