Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Infographic: Maduro’s Venezuela

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Venezuela

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Revamping antitrust in the digital era

As technology permeates virtually every aspect of society, antitrust legislation must adapt to account for the digital threats to consumer welfare.

Blog Post by Emma Martinez Daniel

Macroeconomics United States and Canada

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

“Go forth and set the world on fire”

As the world rages around the raging fires, I have to wonder: Is this the moment where we will finally see the forest for the trees? Why are we continuing to look into a crystal ball, as if the climate crisis is somehow our future, when it’s so glaringly clear that it is our present?

Blog Post by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Australia Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Think again

In a recent National Interest article, George Beebe dismisses US policy on Ukraine as “steeped in illusions” and argues for a “sensible alternative.” It is a nice try, but what he comes up with does not pass muster.

Long Take by John E. Herbst

Conflict NATO

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Stemming Maduro’s Illicit Activities: What’s Next After the Jan. 5 Elections?

Beyond hyperinflation and human rights abuses, the Maduro regime has diversified its criminal portfolio and profited from a host of illicit activities, from drug smuggling to illegal mining.

Event Recap by Pablo Reynoso

Corruption Crisis Management

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Congressional Hearing – “U.S.-Iran Tensions: Implications for Homeland Security”

The Committee meeting examined the homeland security implications of the recent escalation in US-Iran tensions in the wake of the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Witnesses were given time to present opening statements to address possible retaliation followed by questions posed by committee members. Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick presented four ways in which Iran threatens the homeland: terrorism, cyber-attacks, disinformation, and influence operations. Warrick underscored the imminent threat posed by Iranian cyber-attacks, “Mr. Chairman, the possibility of a terrorist attack by Iran here in the homeland is that, a possibility, but cyber-attacks are a certainty.”

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Defense Policy Digital Policy

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy interconnections: A tool for stability or a vector of geopolitical risk?

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Energy Interconnections: A Tool for Stability or a Vector of Geopolitical Risk? Speakers: H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany Ramzi Mroueh, Managing Director, Origination, Cheniere Energy Inc. […]

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Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

The great gas debate: The role of gas in the energy transition

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum The Great Gas Debate: The Role of Gas in the Energy Transition Speakers: Fatima Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer, Snam S.p.A. Adnan Amin, Distinguished Fellow, Global Energy Centre, Atlantic Council Tom Earl, Chief Commercial Officer, Venture Global LNG Moderated By: Ambassador Richard […]

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Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Sustainable metals and minerals for the energy transition

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Sustainable Metals and Minerals for the Energy Transition Speaker: The Hon. Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State Moderated By: John Defterios, Business Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN International Location:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Time:  10:10 a.m. Local Date:  Sunday, January 12, […]

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Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy security and geopolitics: Return to the past or a new world?

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Energy Security and Geopolitics: Return to the Past or a New World? Speakers: Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, Global Research, RBC Capital Markets, LLC Amos Hochstein, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Tellurian Inc. General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Executive Chairman Emeritus, Atlantic Council […]

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Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Pathways to Net Zero

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Pathways to Net Zero Speaker: Shaikh Nawaf Al-Sabah, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company Ahmed Ali Attiga, Chief Executive Officer, APICORP Meg Gentle, President and CEO, Tellurian, Inc. Adam Sieminski, President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Moderated By: David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced […]

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Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Delivering energy access and meeting demand in South and Southeast Asia

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Delivering Energy Access and Meeting Demand in South and Southeast Asia Speaker: Mohamed Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer, Masdar The Hon. Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Alisa Newman-Hood, Senior Vice President, Excelerate Energy Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA […]

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Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

The role of the oil and gas industry in the energy transition

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum The Role of the Oil and Gas Industry in the Energy Transition Conversation With: Musabbeh Al-Kaabi, Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company Panel Discussion: Dr. Barbara Burger, President, Technology Ventures, Chevron Corporation Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Cheniere Energy Inc. Dr. Robert […]

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Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Setting the 2020 energy agenda

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Setting the 2020 Energy Agenda Speakers: H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates The Hon. Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum Michael Sen, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy […]

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Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Energy security, energy access, and clean air: Meeting the challenges

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Setting the Scene: Energy Security, Energy Access, and Clean Air: Meeting the Challenges Speaker: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency Location:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Time:  10:15 a.m. Local Date:  Saturday, January 11, 2020 FATIH BIROL:  Excellencies, dear colleagues, a very good morning to all of you.  […]

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Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Official opening of the Fourth Global Energy Forum

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Official Opening of the Fourth Global Energy Forum Speakers: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Executive Chairman Emeritus, Atlantic Council H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, United Arab Emirates; Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company H.E. Suhail […]

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Energy & Environment The Gulf

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

The information space around Iran

Over the last two years, the DFRLab has produced one of the largest bodies of primary, open source reporting on Iran’s activity and capability in the space of hybrid threats, which constitutes a large and vulnerable proxy front.

Blog Post by Graham Brookie, Iain Robertson

Disinformation Iran

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: What will follow the US strike on Major General Soleimani?

This development will influence US engagement with Iran and partners in the region and its knock-on effects may very well manifest in the cyber domain. What type of de-escalatory engagement should we expect between the US and Iran following the assassination of Soleimani? What types of responses, both kinetic and cyber, can we expect from Iran, a country in need of appearing powerful to its allies and adversaries?

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Cybersecurity Iran

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Digital tax talks continue as trade threats rise

Digital service taxes are one of the primary wedge issues in a larger transatlantic divide over digital policy. A tangible measure for politicians and the public alike, they could become one of the primary catalysts for the new European Commission’s quest for digital sovereignty.

Blog Post by Jörn Fleck, Alex Pieter Baker

Digital Policy European Union

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Making Europe fit for the digital age

This focus on digital policy is embedded in a new economic strategy that represents a return to thinking in traditional European terms about an industrial strategy, one that would ensure that European companies face a “level-playing field” on their own continent but that also makes room for innovative European start-ups.

Blog Post by Frances Burwell

Digital Policy European Union