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"atlantic council" Discussed on Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

05:10 min | Last week

"atlantic council" Discussed on Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

"Value as a unit of account and an opportunity for more effective regulation. The public sector's response is largely focused on Central Bank digital currency and what is that? What's digital currency issued by a Central Bank backed by the full faith and credit of a sovereign government that trades at par to paper money? And if you look around the globe today in the Atlantic council goes a periodic updating, keeping statistics over 100 of the world's central banks are now engaged in research or experimentation toward developing CBDC. 50 of them are in advanced stage of exploration, including 19 of the G 20. Europe has said they will launch a digital Euro by 2025. The Biden administration has said that work on a central U.S. Central Bank digital currency is urgent. And as many know China has already placed digitally, they're easy and why they're digital you want in over 250 million digital wallets. So I just wanted distinguished Central Bank digital currency and explain to you why, in fact, it's not as odd as its parents. So if we think about history of money from the dawn of civilization to roughly 400 years ago, the only form of money was basically tokenized money. Whether it was a medical coin or a cow or a shell or a bead or the dollars or pound notes we use today with tokens require only the verification of the token itself, not a personal identity. And as a result, tokens are fast, cheap, and very inclusive. But one shortcoming, however, of tokens, is that they are localized. That cow it's hard to take that to the next village or the next country. That dollar bill will work in New York, but it won't work in Paris. So society came up with a different system, not very long ago, about 400 years ago, the bank of Amsterdam said, you know what, if you're leaving Amsterdam to trade in Venice, put your guilders in the basement of our bank and we'll give you a bank note. And you can take that down to Venice and get credit from a local bank down there. Because they're going to trust our credit, the bank of Amsterdam, not necessarily yours. And so the issue of bank notes. And it allowed for safer and more convenient movement of value around the globe. Today, 90% of the money in circulation are banknotes. And it financed the age of discovery.

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Lee Smith's Reaction to the Latest Twitter Files

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:27 min | Last month

Lee Smith's Reaction to the Latest Twitter Files

"Welcome back to America first. Seb, thank you so much for inviting me on today. It's great to be with you. At Christmas time. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Nice. Yes, indeed. Christmas kind of snuck up on us and we need to remind ourselves that we are in the Utah season to best to you and yours. We have so much to cover the deep state, Bill Barr, latest revelations, the January 6th committees attempts to indict my former boss president Trump. But let's start with mister Musk, who ran that poll at the weekend, asking people whether he should step down as CEO. We had your colleague, your friend, cash Patel, with us this week, and he said, where's the real evidence? We knew the DNC collaborated with Palo Alto. We knew the FBI was meeting regularly. We want the smoking gun. We do give us your professional take as the person who's been following this issue closer than anyone else for years, your reaction to what was it yesterday on Monday we had Twitter files drop number 7, give us your reaction. Well, I mean, I imagine there's a lot of documents there, so they've got a lot of stuff to go through. That's the first part. And look, I mean, it's a little less, there's not exactly the smoking gun yet that we're hoping for. But again, there are a lot of documents one. The second thing, too, that we need to understand. A lot of the work that the bureaucracies did, the spy bureaucracies, FBI as well as DHS, maybe others. They worked through cutouts, right? They worked through, they worked through civil society partnerships. Like I know, for instance, what DHS did. You know, the sub agency at DHS, the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency sisa. They worked through an organization called the election integrity partnership, which consisted of Stanford Internet, observatory, University of Washington unit, as well as an Atlantic council digital forensic research lab, something like that, and a private company called graphica. And what these partnership did was they were basically a cutout that DHS used to censor information on Facebook and on Twitter as well. So

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:39 min | Last month

"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"With Peter Dickinson of the Atlantic council on how Ukraine is reacting to president zelensky's address to Congress. I would say there's been a lot of enthusiasm in Kyiv. The visible surprise people in Ukraine just as it was a surprise people in America, there was no forewarning or announcement. So what did take people by surprise? Zelensky has not been outside the country since the invasion began. So it took people a little bit off balance, but I think looking a lot over the last 24 hours has been a lot of enthusiasm about the visit about the way he was received. And about the reception that he received and the way the way he conducted himself, people seen here to feel that it was a very big success. And it reflected the strength of U.S. Ukrainian ties at the moment. You heard President Biden to talk about Russia using war as a weapon in this battle. Give us a sense of how that's being experienced by the Ukrainian people right now. Yeah, I mean, the weaponization of winter, this has been a big factor for the last few months now. As you're probably aware, winter in Ukraine is a pretty big deal. I mean, it's cold. We've had snow on the ground now for the past month and a half, since early November, in fact, current living conditions and we most people live myself included. We have electricity and power usually throughout the day perhaps for half the day, perhaps for a little bit less, usually it's in four hour blocks, so it'll be off for four hours and come on for four hours You never know for sure when that's going to be. Similar situation for water supply for many people in the city. I'm fortunate in the sense that I live outside the city in a house that we have our own water supply. We have a generator here, so we have power. Now we have various different solutions to make sure we have Internet access around the

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:39 min | Last month

"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"A conversation with Peter Dickinson of the Atlantic council on how Ukraine is reacting to president zelensky's address to Congress. I would say there's been a lot of enthusiasm in Kyiv, but the busy was a surprise to people in Ukraine just as it was a surprise people in America. There was no there was no forewarning or announcement. So what did take people by surprise? Zelensky has not been outside the country since the invasion began. So it took people a little bit off balance, but I think looking at over the last 24 hours has been a lot of enthusiasm about the visit about the way he was received. And the reception that he received and the way the way he conducted himself, people see him here to feel that it was a very big success. And it reflected the strength of U.S. Ukrainian ties at the moment. You heard President Biden to talk about Russia using war as a weapon in this battle. Give us a sense of how that's being experienced by the Ukrainian people right now. Yeah, I mean, the weaponization of winter, this has been a big factor for the last few months now. As you're probably aware, winter in Ukraine is a pretty big deal. I mean, it's cold. We've had snow on the ground now for the past month and a half, since early November, in fact, current living conditions and most people live myself included, we have electricity and power, usually throughout the day, perhaps for half the day, perhaps for a little bit less, usually it's in four hour blocks, so it'll be off for four hours and come on for four hours. You never know for sure when that's going to be. Similar situation for water supply for many people in the city. I'm fortunate in the sense that I live outside the city in a house that we have our own water supply. We have a generator here, so we have power. Now we have various different solutions to make sure we have it to their access

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers

Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers

02:39 min | 2 months ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers

"They're all involved. Well, sure. And this was the way that I got this connection was when the news came out about burisma and Hunter Biden, one of the details of that is a lobbyist in Washington who is named Sally painter and her lobbying firm is called blue star strategies. And she is a fellow at the Atlantic council. Which people can look at. That lady was tied in with the Borussia and Hunter Biden thing that she got subpoenaed or her firm did, in connection with burisma and Hunter

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

09:14 min | 4 months ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

"The exchange's founder was seeking a buyer for his nearly 60% stake in the company, and was asking for at least $1 billion. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Coindesk standing also reports. Thank you, Adam, and on Thursday in South America, 100 police officers took the streets of 6 Brazilian cities to serve search and seizure warrants against Francis le valino da Silva, who was accused of running a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that raised $767 million. The justice also decreed that the silos assets be seized and blocked. According to a Brazilian police report, da Silva, known as, quote, the cryptocurrency chic end quote and a former U.S. resident raised the equivalent of $767 million by promising high returns through alleged crypto operations since 2016. Coin desk Paulo alves has the story. Turning to industry news, privacy focused cryptocurrency and payments for our mobile coin in collaboration with stablecoin platform reserve. Has launched a new stablecoin dubbed electronic dollars or EU SD. The company says E USD is fully collateralized and is uniquely designed to protect users private transactional data. According to the company, is backed by a basket of other stablecoins, namely USD coin, pax dollar entry USD. Each transaction is said to be encrypted using end to end zero knowledge encryption. In other words, only transacting parties can see their own transactional data thanks to encryption using zero knowledge proofs. Coin discs, Frederick manoah reports. Investment, tamarack, which provides client management software used by more than 1000 registered investment advisers or RIAs managing over $1.2 trillion in assets, announced two partnerships this week, intended to ease hurdles to more mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies among wealthy investors. The deals involve cryptocurrency exchange Gemini and flourish a FinTech company owned by 171 year old insurance giant mass mutual. Plugging into invest nets IRA software known as tamarack. This is the latest doorway to open to RIA's an accredited investors that could lead to broader crypto investing. Last month, investment management giant Franklin templeton announced plans to offer digital asset strategies to wealth managers. Earlier this week, fidelity launched its first Ethereum focused index fund. Coin necks, brandy vats, reports. In other news, South Korean blockchain investment firm block water technologies defaulted on a loan from true USD, a decentralized lending protocol, true USD set in a statement on Sunday. According to the release true USD issued a notice of default to block water on October 6th, after it failed to make a payment on a $3.4 million loan, denominated in the binance USD stablecoin. Block waters default seems to be the latest example of the crypto industry's ongoing insolvency crisis. This year's dramatic downturn in crypto markets exacerbated by the implosion of the terror blockchain has led to the bankruptcy of multiple high profile crypto firms, such as hedge fund three arrows capital, crypto lender, Celsius network, digital asset broker, Voyager digital, and crypto mining data center operator compute north. Coin desks Christian, sandor has more. Some global payment standard setters want to slash the cost of sending money abroad, and on Monday an intergovernmental group announced that they'll be looking for whether stablecoins can help. The committee on payment and market infrastructures in the international body that sets norms for the sector has said it wants to probe the case for cryptos that seek to maintain value against Fiat further in coming months. According to a report published by the financial stability board, an international entity task with monitoring the global financial system supported by central banks and finance ministries worldwide. The CPM I quote is considering whether and how the use of well designed and risk managed essays or stablecoin arrangements could enhance cross border payments by addressing existing frictions. The FSB said with outcomes to be finalized by the end of the year. Quote, as the sector is evolving rapidly with potential to have an impact at global scale, close attention will be required around risk management, the report added. Coin esque Jack schlier reports an in crypto culture news, let's dive in a little bit into the metaverse. What's going on in the metaverse these days anyway? Looking at the two biggest companies with over $1 billion in valuation, the answer is surprising. Not much, or at least not enough to bring users back every day. According to data from dap radar, the Ethereum based virtual world decentraland had just 38 active users in the past 24 hours. While competitor the sandbox boasted 522 active users in that same time. That's less than a thousand daily active users across both platforms. An active user, by the way, according to dap radar, is defined as a unique wallet addresses interaction with the platform's smart contract. For example, logging onto the sandbox or decentraland to make a purchase with sand or mana, each of the platform's respective native utility tokens is counted as an active use. So in other words, an active user is only when you make a transaction in the metaverse. This means that dap radar is compilation of daily active users doesn't account for people who log on, and mosey around a metaverse platform or drop in briefly for an event, such as a virtual fashion week. It also likely means that these spaces are not where people are making transactions, such as buying non fungible tokens or NFTs. Despite low user metrics, interestingly though, despite these low user metrics, decentralized and the sandbox have high valuations. According to data from asari, decentraland and the sandbox, both have market caps of around $1.3 billion each. And while the play to earn game axie infinity has a $1.16 billion market cap, it's nearly 22,000 daily active users reported on DApp radar, suggests that open ended metaverses that don't provide incentives to stay such as gaming or trading may not see regular returning users at this point. And although the metaverse may be as strong enough buzz word for companies to rebrand their names around its concept, maced adoption will likely still take a while. Coin desks camp Thompson reports. And an NFT news, yet another holder of the board API club NFTs has fallen prey to a fishing scam. The latest theft resulted in the loss of 7 of the NFTs, each worth about $100,000 at current floor prices. The victim appears to have been tricked into granting approval to a malicious contract. Once this happened, the scammer was able to transfer the 7 BAIC tokens out of their victim's wallet. So just a reminder to be careful out there. The defiant reports on that. Thanks very much for that Adriana. Today's featured story is a business news piece from Fran Velasquez. Entitled today's feature is Atlantic council director sees splintering financial system if U.S. falls behind on Central Bank digital currencies. The U.S. dollar's place as the world's dominant reserve currency, while not in immediate danger, could eventually change as countries continue to explore Central Bank digital currencies, better known as CBDCs, according to one financial institution expert, quote while the dollar is not in any risk at the moment, over a long period of time, three to 5 to 7 years, there could be a fracturing of the international financial system. Josh Lipsky, senior director at the Atlantic council, geoeconomic center said during an appearance on coindesk TV's first mover program. Lipski added that doesn't necessarily mean another currency will replace the greenback, but it does suggest that a real splintering of different means of transactions, not just dollar based, could follow. According to the establishment think tank, a 105 countries representing over 95% of global GDP are exploring creating their own Central Bank digital currencies. And as the name suggests, CBDCs are digitally native, Central Bank issued currencies that operate primarily via the use of blockchain technology. Recently, a research project comprising an estimated 20 Asian based commercial banks across four countries successfully settled upwards of $22 million in foreign exchange transactions, according to the bank for international settlements. We haven't seen that before lipski said. We've seen the technology test it, we've seen the hypothetical settlement, but we haven't seen actual money in serious amount flowing between countries. Lipski said it represents significant developments in the world of CBDCs. The U.S., however, is still in the research phase, as our other notable players, including the UK and Mexico. So in the next two years, the U.S. could build a Central Bank digital currency model that is, quote, cybersecurity protects privacy and delivers near instant settlements, he said. And could even be the international standard setter prompting other countries to follow suit, quote, where the dollar, where the issuer of the world reserve currency and other countries that are in a further state of Central Bank digital currency development would say to themselves, well, we should probably be aligned with what the U.S. and the European Central Bank is doing. End quote. Hey, listeners, thank you for listening. On behalf of markets daily, you're invited to coin desk's new event. The investing in digital enterprises in the asset summit or ideas for short. This event facilitates capital flow and market growth by connecting the digital economy with traditional finance. Join us on October 18th and 19th for a 360° investment experience where you can source, invest and secure your next big deal in digital assets in one place. Use code markets 20 that's all one word and with the number 20 for 20% off a general pass. Register today at coin desk dot com slash ideas.

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

08:14 min | 4 months ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

"Bitcoin kicked off the week back below the $20,000 mark after spending the weekend trading in the mid to low $19,000 range. Ether, meanwhile, that's the second largest cryptocurrency by market value was also down on the day around $1300. In other words, we're almost exactly where we've been over the last few weeks. It's markets trade indecisively while holding a better than traditional stocks. Taking a closer look at stablecoins, circles, dollar pegged USD C has returned to earth after seeing impressive growth following the collapse of the Tara ecosystem back in May. The stablecoins market value has dropped by about $10 billion to 46 billion over the last three months, hitting its lowest since January, according to data source coin gecko. That decline has more than reversed the rise from 48 million to 56 billion, but occurred shortly after terror's algorithmic stablecoin UST went bust, sparking redemptions in tether, USD T, the world's largest stablecoin. But since then, USD C appears to have lost market share, rivals binance USD, that's the third largest stablecoin and tether. That's the first largest stablecoin. Since early July, the USD's market value is increased by 21% to $21.66 billion, and tethers has gone up by about 3%, currently sitting around $68 billion. According to industry experts, several factors, including stability and USD T, tornado cash sanctions, and binance's recent decision to consolidate its order books are responsible for the U.S. based stablecoins lower market capitalization. And lastly, let's take a quick peek at Bitcoin mining difficulty. The latest difficulty adjustment is in and it now requires 35.6 trillion hashes to mine one Bitcoin. That's up more than 13 and a half percent from the previous measure, according to data from BTC dot com. Part of Bitcoin's code, of course, includes what's known as the difficulty adjustment every 2016 blocks, which is intended to be about every two weeks. The size and direction of the adjustment depends on the total computing power mining Bitcoin. And its purpose is to keep law confirmations coming about every ten minutes. It's one of the network's self adjusting systems that keeps that in place. The current Bitcoin network hash is 257 million terahashes per second, according to blockchain dot com. That's a significant rise from this time last year when it was only around a 140 million terahashes per second. Rising difficulty, of course, makes things even harder for Bitcoin miners who are already feeling the squeeze of weak Bitcoin prices and higher energy costs. To name two recent examples, London based minor Argo blockchain was forced to raise $27 million last week to ease liquidity pressures, and mining data center provider compute north filed for bankruptcy, quote, our profitability has been squeezed from both sides from higher energy prices to lower Bitcoin price. That's resulted in a cash crunch for Argo. The company's CEO said. Today's crypto coverage comes courtesy of coin desk market analysts, a little Ledesma, overnight, and on for good boy. Bitcoin is currently trying to get $19,340 that's down three quarters of 1% over the last 24 hours, while ether is returning at $1312 per token. That's down a little bit more than three quarters of 1% over the same time period. According to the coin desk market index. And speaking of the coin desk market index, taking a look at the current reading, we see a 9 5 6.22 reading, which is down one half of 1% over the last 24 hours. In traditional markets, U.S. stock features in global risk markets started the week on a shaky note. Futures tied to the S&P 500 Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ 100 were each down just slightly this morning. European stocks started the week on a soft note as well with investors wary that global economic growth would be hit by central banks continuing to increase core interest rates. The regional stock 600 and London's footsie 100, each fell by about half a percent as markets opened this morning while Germany's Dax index lost two tenths of 1%. In Asia, most major benchmarks declined, the Shanghai composite index fell by 1.7%, while Hong Kong's hang sang index dropped by 3%. Japan's nicotine 5 did a little bit better, done 7 tenths of a point. And lastly, taking a quick look at commodities markets, brand crew, that's a global benchmark for oil has been on a rocky but steady climb over the past 5 days, gaining more than 6% during that time period. Currently prices are sitting at $97 and 50 cents per barrel. Taking a quick look at gold, it is trading down this morning and has broken back below the $1700 Mark. Currently sitting at around $1683 per Troy ounce. Today's traditional markets covered just from The Wall Street Journal, the FT and market watch. Stay tuned after the break we'll be back with a few cool headlines for tracking today with links to the articles in the show notes for this episode as always. Then after the headlines, why the U.S. should lead when it comes to neutral, digital currencies. We'll be right back. Zengo crypto wallet is an on chain crypto wallet with no private key vulnerability. Leveraging advanced cryptography called NPC, which until now has only been available to multi-billion dollar institutions. Zengo is the most secure web three wallet, and the best place to keep your digital currency, NFTs, and assets secure. It's also fully recoverable using the wallet's biometric recovery kit. Get started at zen go dot com slash markets and use code markets to get $20 back on your first purchase of $200 or more. Terms and conditions apply, C site for details. Turning to big picture news, we've spoken at length in recent weeks about the bipolar so called monetary policy we're increasingly seeing all around the world, whereas central banks, outside of Japan, at least, desperate to preserve some credibility, follow U.S. Central Bank and aggressively raising interest rates. The thinking here is that as record levels of inflation have become the most important fiscal and increasingly political issue, the market supportive monetary policy that got us here has to not just slow but fully reverse. Meanwhile, governments who play host each of these central banks find themselves increasingly under pressure to expand their inflationary spending policies as Central Bank actions and geopolitics push domestic and the broader global economy into very painful territory. In other words, the incentives are not aligned here. Each side wants to do the opposite thing for their own reasons. And so we get the worst of all worlds. We start off this morning with a pair of stories, which talk about basically the same thing. The Bank of England's recent actions from two very different angles. We start with Bloomberg, which provides the mainstream take, quote, British authorities stepped up efforts to prevent financial market chaos from spreading beyond a $1 trillion part of the pensions industry, prime minister Liz trusts government signaled U turns on issues that unsettled investors as the Bank of England extended its intervention in bond markets and the chances are of the exchequer, brought forward a major fiscal statement by almost a month. The moves announced on the eve of the officials trip to Washington for the autumn meetings of the International Monetary Fund are part of the government's attempt to regain the confidence of investors. The British treasury triggered a route in Sterling denominated assets last month with a 45 billion pound package of unfunded stimulus that undercut the Bank of England's inflation fighting program. Bloomberg's four report is in the show notes. And now we turn to zero hedge for the minority report. Over the weekend, Bank of England deputy governor Dave ramsden indicated that the bank intends to charge forward on interest rate hikes, suggesting that this is the only way to tame the ongoing inflation crisis. However difficult the consequences might be for the economy, we must stay the course and set monetary policies to return inflation to achieve the 2% target sustainably in the medium term, consistent with a remit given to us. Just two days after that statement, the Bank of England on Monday announced further measures to ensure financial stability in the UK, building on its intervention and the elongated or government bond market. Specifically, the UK Central Bank will double the size of its auctions to purchase long dated UK government bonds for $10 billion per day until October 14th. When the BOA plans to close that program as previously announced. Two, launch a temporary expanded collateral repo facility that will run beyond the end of the week until November 10th. Its purpose is to enable banks to ease pressures on the types of investments, which almost saw UK pension funds put out of business as models reliant on Central Bank interventions failed. Three, a temporary expansion of the collateral it accepts under its existing Sterling monetary framework to include corporate bonds, its extraordinary said Joshua Raymond, director at financial brokerage xtb, continuing market

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"atlantic council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:24 min | 8 months ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The state of Connecticut we appreciate your time as always senator thank you very much Thank you For accustomed to giving hurricanes human names what if heat waves though got the same treatment Because heat is invisible and silent it doesn't have the drama of the hurricane and the tornado and the flood it needs extra identification and branding Cathy baughman MacLeod not the Atlantic council says heat waves need more attention because they can be deadlier and more costly than other climate fueled disasters We assess that heats impact to the U.S. economy in 2020 and it was $100 billion in one dimension alone in worker productivity losses And that will go up to half a $1 trillion in 2050 if we don't make changes She also wants heat waves to be categorized like hurricanes to let people know it's not business as usual You don't expect the pizza delivery to come To bring you a pizza during a category three hurricane And yet in heat that's uncategorized and unnamed invisible we expect for things to go on Workers to go on working outside Around the world meteorologists and public health officials are working on this in cities as far apart as Los Angeles and Athens Greece There's even a proposal before California lawmakers to create a heat scale that works statewide In all the focus groups that we've done people land on human names and will respond to human names And so where the categorization is a scientific process of meteorology climatology and health data the naming of heat waves is behavioral science Giving people in the path of scorching heat a chance to prepare and help prevent disastrous outcomes This is NPR news This is listeners reported WNYC coming up on morning edition the committee investigating the.

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:22 min | 10 months ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"A Bloomberg business flash Thank you so much Charlie pellet This is balance of power coming from the Bloomberg interactive broker studio in New York I'm David Westin In our first hour of balance of power we had the opportunity to talk with treasury secretary Janet Yellen And I began by asking her about where we are headed when it comes to economic growth and inflation You know the IMF just issued its most recent world economic outlook and their projecting growth this year of over 3% for the United States which is after given that we're almost fully recovered from the pandemic as a good strong performance for the United States and consistent with a labor market that will remain very strong I think judging by the U.S. unemployment rate now and other measures of the performance of the labor market it's been decades since we've seen such a strong job market with such excellent employment opportunities for people you can see that in the high quick rate in the enormous level of job openings So the fed is concerned about inflation if need clear that they will be removing accommodation to try to get it under control but I know they'll try to achieve a soft landing and with some skill and some luck will have a very good year for the U.S. economy in terms of the job market that's coming here So are there things I know there's the fed's job It's part of their mandate to really control prices And that's their job and I know you really respect the independence of that organization that you ran But are there things in the administration can or should be doing Let me be very specific There's a Peterson institute study out this week that says that if you took off the so called Trump tariffs that would reduce inflation right away 1.3% I know that's being studied but inflation is here and now and it's been coming for a while Why don't you just do it Well we wanted to do everything that we can to lower inflation and the president is announced and unprecedented release of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve that is serving to hold down oil prices I think gas prices peaked in now come down some from their peak were working very diligently on supply chain issues to get our ports working better and we're doing what we can to bring down inflation so that's very important We're reexamining carefully trade strategy with respect to China and I think it's worth considering we certainly want to do what we can to address inflation and there would be some desirable effects It's something we're looking at Let's talk about China because you referred to that in a speech last week before the Atlantic council Basically saying you really want to China to really help the United States bring pressure to bear on Russia to stop the travesty that's going on right now in Ukraine What can the United States do to more than just a jawbone or persuade and actually get things done Let me be specific What about secondary sanctions Could that really urge the Chinese to move in our direction Well look I don't see China at this point as undermining the impact of our sanctions As far as I can tell Chinese financial institutions are avoiding that they very much value their access to the U.S. financial system to their economic relations with the United States in Europe and I'm not seeing them as taking steps to undermine sanctions with me clear that that would be unacceptable to us and make clear that it would be unacceptable to help Russia and to its stock of arms to conduct this war One would like to see them do more to take advantage of their relationship with Russia to try to bring about a diplomatic into this war Nothing would be better for the outlook for real growth throughout the global economy or for inflation to other than stopping this war And whenever we put U.S. Tibet secondary sanctions whenever we put sanctions in place any country or institution that provides materials support to a sanctioned entity to evade those sanctions we would look to sanction ourselves Men of help me understand this a little bit because you say you don't see any indication that they're undermining at the same time we had a senior Chinese government official this week say we really do regard Russia as our Friends as proof of that our trades as Russia is actually increased by 20% so far in 2022 Doesn't that undermine the sanctions Well we haven't sanctioned Chinese trade with Russia And it's natural that for example with the price that Russian oil is receiving in the global market it's below the price of Brent that there would be some incentive for China or other purchases to want to pick up their purchases So I don't know if that's happening but it could be it could be happening but that I wouldn't regard as a violation of our sanctions And that was of course treasury secretary Janet Yellen speaking to us in the first hour of balance of power In the meantime one of the things that are responsibilities of Janet Yellen are the economic sanctions doing put in for against Russia And there are new sanctions on Russia This time hitting their mining of cryptocurrencies We're going to talk with Arri red board of TRM.

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:30 min | 11 months ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Or is ousted Having said that there's another failure and that is of military leadership and military performance All that short of the biggest escalation both very ill for mister Putin and for Russia That was Ariel Cohen senior fellow at Atlantic council talking to my colleagues at Richard salama and Brian Curtis So during daybreak Asia a little bit earlier on in programming let me just mention some breaking news across the Bloomberg headline Italy's NL the energy giant is to exit Russia and they're talking about doing that within months This is according to the CEO to another company asking itself tough questions about its operations within Russia NL calls for regulation to curb gas market volatility So some news lines coming through from the Italian energy giant coming up on Bloomberg at daybreak Europe but I'm going to step away to prepare for Bloomberg surveillance the earlier edition on Bloomberg TV and you'll hear this earlier that also on some outlets on Bloomberg radio Caroline Hepburn will be back with you shall be joined by Monica defend global head of research at amundi There'll be looking at the movements in markets We're seeing stocks to the upside now up by two tenths of 1% so Ayaz U.S. futures pair their losses when he flat on E minis right now We are seeing a bit of a move to the upside for European stocks The NL share price certainly got a bit of a boost from that latest headline this is Bloomberg Now.

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"atlantic council" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:31 min | 11 months ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on WCPT 820

"It's a BS argument I mean even Putin has rejected that argument two weeks ago or a week ago when he gave that long rambling speech about how Ukraine was never actually a country It's part of Russia and we're just reclaiming our own territory The other thing is they seem to miss this idealistic push to unify the people together Decades now Russia has sent their military a leak or command to NATO headquarters I know you said you don't read up on this all up You can go to these different sites that are the Atlantic council and you'll see the great progress of peace that was being brought about by the fall of Berlin Wall You mentioned the disarmament of the Ukraine They gave up nuclear weapons I mean who does that They used to build aircraft carriers They sold an aircraft carried to the Chinese The Chinese don't even have aircraft carriers They got an old Ukrainian one We don't want it We're not trying to conquer the world And the final thing that just seems to be completely bypassed in all this there's like this the Ukrainians a portion of them over in that breakaway area For the Nazis in World War II well when the Nazis rolled through the Ukraine these are people who just got done being murdered by the millions in stalinist famines in the Ukraine who had the land dispossessed the kulaks who were the people who were 4 million people were starving by Stalin.

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:04 min | 1 year ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Up 9 tenths of 1% big move to both to the upside and now just holding on to a gain of 86 cents 92 96 a barrel I'm Charlie peloton as a Bloomberg business flash All right Charlie Thank you so much We appreciate that Charlie's as he was mentioning We had Brent crude at one point earlier today over $105 a barrel That really gets your attention as Tom Keene would say but it's backed off We're now at $99 a barrel So that is what we call volatility Where do we take this energy picture going forward and we can have one of our favorite energy experts with us right now Doctor Ellen wald president of transversal consulting She's also a senior fellow at the Atlantic council and a Bloomberg opinion contributor so she is quite busy She joins us on the phone here from Jacksonville Florida So Ellen thank you so much for joining us here What did you make of the intraday trading today Yes Wow lots of volatility And we saw WTI up at just over a hundred and now it's dropped more than $7 We're back down in the low 90s And I think that really reflected the fact that there was so much uncertainty over whether they're going to be sanctions more sanctions What those sanctions were there was a lot of noise coming out from various officials but nothing in terms of the clarity about what the sanctions could be And I think there was definitely a lot of concern that they might actually affect the ability to import and also to purchase Russian energy exports And so after President Biden's speech where he clarified that that was not on the table I think we saw oil prices really back down after that Now that doesn't mean that some of the sanctions that they're implementing or the activity in general isn't making it more difficult to buy Russian oil In fact we are hearing that there are some difficulties with purchasing Russian oil but it did kind of take that level of uncertainty down a notch Ellen you've studied the global energy market You've got a book called Saudi Inc it's on the history of Aramco and Saudi Arabia You also contribute to the Bloomberg opinion space I do wonder what's happening as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Our new lines being drawn potentially in terms of energy alliance and the energy markets Yeah this is a big question Everyone's kind of wondering well where is Saudi Arabia in all of this And they basically stayed silent on the whole matter The last we really heard was an energy conference last week We saw a bunch of we saw a lot of the Arab producers in OPEC basically saying no we don't think that we need to increase production We're not looking to operate outside the balance of our current agreement and then even had the UAE saying that a lot of the price increases due to this geopolitical tension and uncertainty in Ukraine which is not something that they feel they can just that they can impact with just increasing production Now OPEC is supposed to meet next week OPEC plus actually is supposed to meet next week on Wednesday to discuss what's going on in April So that should be an interesting meeting because Russia is basically the most important component of the OPEC plus group It does seem that Saudi Arabia at the very least is does not want to do anything to endanger its relationship with Russia but I think all eyes will be on that meeting Ellen you know just reading today some of the Bloomberg reporting that approximately 35 to 40% of Europe's natural gas comes from Russia That doesn't sound like a very stable situation to me Are there any solutions to try to reduce their dependence on Russia Can the U.S. shale folks come up and do the LNG play I mean if I'm a Europe how do I reduce my dependence You know at this point there's nothing that can really be done in the short term This is a problem and this is an issue that has been a long time in the making It's been known for several years for many years in fact And even during the Trump administration when secretary Perry was the energy secretary he actually made a very concerted effort to try to pitch American LNG to European countries as and made the pitch that they need to diversify their sources from Russia the problem is Russian gas is cheap and I guess they weren't really thinking about the geopolitical issues that come along with that And yes American LNG can go to Europe but it's an extensive process We still use a lot of natural gas at home so it's not like we can just suddenly export all of it And it takes time to build new terminals get new contracts but this is something that they should have known about And so there really is no quick fix here Ellen I don't know 5 years from now we look back at this What are we going to be thinking about the situation when it comes to the energy markets And just got about 25 seconds You know that's a really good question I think we'll probably be seeing the wild swings and be thinking wow things were really volatile then So much more volatile than they are now As we zip around in our EVs and we don't need oil right Maybe Maybe I know right Ellen your go to for us on the energy markets We really appreciate it Doctor Ellen Walsh she's president of transversal consulting senior fellow at the Atlantic council a Bloomberg opinion contributor and we mentioned her book Saudi Inc joining us there from Florida Back to world of national news.

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"atlantic council" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:37 min | 1 year ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Exercising the utmost restraint I thank you And that is TS tura birte the Indian ambassador to the United Nations speaking before an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council we're going to be talking about this situation tonight with your calls at one 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo one 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6 and with Harlan ullman senior adviser at the Atlantic council and also author of the book the 5th horseman which is to say the least apocalyptic look at things that might be happening in this world of our mister omen thank you for being with us tonight Long time It has been a while for those who might not have been around the last time for those who are not familiar with the Atlantic council and the website Atlantic council dot org what is it The 11 council was a nonpartisan think tank that is out to advance an American leadership in the world And it is probably one of the premier think tanks and not only in Washington but across the world which is entirely bipartisan which in today's environment is saying quite something Yes it is to say the least I will give out the full title of your book We'll come back and talk about it later in greater detail the 5th horseman and the new mad from post hill press and subtitled how massive attacks of disruption became the looming existential threat to a divided nation and the world at large so as I said obviously a topic that is not small time but we will get back to that right now the immediate threat on which the world is quite focused and that is the Russian incursion into portions of eastern Ukraine which have been going on for some time really I mean where do you think that the separatists got all that artillery and those artillery rounds that it wasn't on eBay and now of course the threat that very possibly there might be a full scale invasion of the entire country of Ukraine particularly from Russian troops based in Belarus directly to the north and about a three hour drive in peaceful times from the Kyiv the capital of Ukraine Your assessment of where we are and where we're headed Harlan Oman Unfortunately we've got two sides who don't want to listen to the other side Vladimir Putin has said for a very very long time that he has been fed up with the way that Russia has been treated for 20 years We've rejected those grievances I'm not taking his side but sometimes people have reasons to say that on the American side we have not enabled to come to terms to negotiate with Putin on what he sees are the big issues and security framework in Europe What happens to NATO and what about Ukraine And so Putin has organized the strategy whereby he is going to continue to put the pressure on Ukraine and the west by virtue of his military forces and by his salami tactics will be probably short of all out war But nonetheless very very powerful If Putin was stupid enough to invade Ukraine this would be the end of him in Russia as it currently exists for a number of reasons It would precipitate in my view an economic crisis even a recession And China would not like that Oil would spike the $300 a barrel of some huge amounts supply chains would be interrupted We in the west would be affected but Russia and Putin be affecting much more so And I think if we would do this the same fate would befall him as the fell a key to khrushchev after the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 when two years later he was fired as for secretary head of the Soviet Union for a hair brained scheme I think Putin understands that Putin does not want to see body bags coming back to Russians but having said that we have to understand in this particular case Donald Trump was not wrong so one of the few times in his life quote is really smart and really clever And I think we have not been equally clever in dealing with him giving him the initiative The west has huge advantages We have far more people who are on our side and we have far more economic and military power And so what we should be doing is saying to Putin and I don't know that the president has done this what does he want How do we negotiate Telling Putin that if he continues to keep on doing we are just going to impose threats and thanks which aren't going to work It's not a way to negotiate We need to find out what Putin says and what he wants and to see if we can deal with if we can't then we impose all the sanctions We isolate Russia It'll be painful all around But a year from now two years from now we will prevail as we did during the Cold War But unfortunately I don't see that we have a clever strategy except to say and we're going to impose sanctions And I'm concerned that this could escalate for reasons that are what both sides would like to avoid So let's take a look at what he wants He's already said what he wants He wants a demilitarized Ukraine He wants NATO influence out of the former Warsaw Pact nations and he wants the two easternmost provinces of Ukraine You know what he wants I mean what he wants basically to reestablish the old Soviet Union which he pines for in its publicly said that the greatest tragedy of the 20th century if you can believe that the greatest tragedy of the 20th century was the end of the Soviet Union when most people would say that our century that got pretty terrible at times that would be at least one of the top three things that were good that happened during the 20th century We know what he wants and I must say honestly other than listening just to go through the whole thing perfunctory I can't imagine why we would listen None of that is acceptable Let me take that apart All right Why did he say why did he say the dissolution was of the Soviet Union was the greatest catastrophe in the 20th century Because he was an idiot But I know you've got a more nuanced response so please go ahead No I don't I have Putin's response I have Putin's response Why don't we listen Putin said several times that 30 million Russians no longer were Russians Now you can agree with that or not but that's what Putin said and you need to start with what he talks about What he says is unacceptable We should understand that There's no way that Ukraine is going to join NATO We all know that So why don't we say what is plan B If Putin says he wants to return to a framework in Europe three 1997 what does that mean for Russia It means Russia has got to remove its forces from Ukraine from Georgia It means it has to stand down with its forces in Kaliningrad which is a small enclave that separated from Russia in the Baltic pie Poland and Lithuania It means that Russia has got to take on certain steps So why don't we say okay what does this mean for Russia instead of rejecting In other words if this were a legal case and you were arguing you would take the other side plea and take it apart We have not done that Jim Well shame on it We all know that Nate Ukraine will not join NATO if in fact the salami approach of peeling off Crimea and the two easternmost provinces who knows what's next If that continues why would the remainder of Ukraine not immediately apply for and frankly in my view not immediately receive NATO membership This is the white people countries one of the large and NATO It's to keep the Russian combat boot off their necks which they know full well from several decades of Soviet direct control of their lives That's a great question That's a great question And I'll answer two ways One article ten of the NATO trees makes that impossible because Ukraine does not have stabilized for it So by its own document Ukraine is not accessible to NATO and second I guarantee you any number of NATO nations namely France and Germany would vote against it And sure other points Because we don't.

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"atlantic council" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"Extremism and misinformation online after the insurrection. From American public media, this is marketplace tech. I'm Kimberly Adams. In the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection, public pressure forced social media companies to increase moderation of misinformation and hate speech. In the process, many users and groups were banned from mainstream sites, so those users and some of their audience are moving to alternative social media sites and apps. Jared holt is a resident fellow at the Atlantic council, a think tank based in Washington, D.C.. He says these alternative spaces have seen noticeable growth. What we saw after January 6th was this big game of musical chairs almost, where different communities online, whether it be the believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, just die hard, Trump supporters kind of circling around hopping from place to place on the Internet..

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"atlantic council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Resident fellow at the Atlantic council and joins us live from Washington Welcome to the program Do you think this was expected Absolutely I think the prime minister's days were numbered really since he came back into office on November 21st under the terms of a very controversial political agreement with the military that released him from house arrest But which was done in a manner that did not include any consultations with the millions of street protesters or frankly with the political parties who support you know he needed to continue to serve as prime minister So he was essentially seen as legitimizing the military coup by having come into office and all of the street protests that we have seen since late November really were targeting not only the military but also this deal that he cut with them And so I think that he was seeing the writing on the wall increasingly as these protests continued to mount and I think he took the only route that was left available to him which was to exit the political scene So what next Well this is the big question I think that what we've seen from western capitals is right now there is no plan B certainly the military holds most of the cards right now They have over the course of the last two months since the military coup steadily increased their grip on power so they control now the major executive organs of the state So I think it's very likely that they will name some kind of caretaker prime minister likely to be someone who they feel that they can control which will of course I think only further insight street protesters and pro democracy protesters in the country and will make it even more difficult than to undo the steps the military has taken to further entrench themselves in power So with this prime minister gone as far as the protesters are concerned there is now a single target which is the military leadership Where does that leave the confrontation then between the street and those who still cling on to power Well I think it's a more direct confrontation now with the prime minister still serving in office There was at least the pretense that there was some kind of civilian face on this military government With that pretense now gone I think what we're going to see is a more direct standoff even than what we have seen thus far And potentially the likelihood of more violence as the protesters continue to take to the streets I think it's imperative now on the international community to try to step in with some outside mediation to try to bring some of these parties closer together at least build some coalitions between political parties and the pro democracy groups try to create a new way forward It's going to require a new road map though So we really are in uncharted territory right now And as far as abdallah hamdok himself is concerned what do you think his legacy will be Well I think very mixed I think he will you know he came in with a bang and sort of leaves with a whimper He was seen as the face of the revolution even though he didn't necessarily participate in it But he came to embody the hope of change in Sudan And I think so much was put on his shoulders That he really wasn't able to stand up to the task He was not a politician He was a technocratic leader brought in to help reform the country and the economy and help rewrite some of the basic laws to put the country onto a better track He did that Sudan benefited They were removed from the state sponsor of terrorism list from the United States They were put on a path of debt relief with the IMF But what we are now seeing is all of those reforms were really quite fragile And so now that we've seen did that relief process suspended the financial assistance processes suspended we are now seeing that the revolution and the reform process had to be bigger than one man It had to be institutionalized and we are seeing that it was not Cameron Hudson former chief of staff in the office of the U.S..

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Iran to Allow UN Nuclear Watchdog to Service Monitoring Equipment

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:55 min | 1 year ago

Iran to Allow UN Nuclear Watchdog to Service Monitoring Equipment

"Yesterday an agreement was reached between the head of the united nations nuclear watchdog and iran's nuclear chief. It's hoped this will prevent another crisis looming over the prospect of restoring. Iran's two thousand fifteen nuclear deal. The hastily-arranged meeting comes after the international atomic energy agency. The ira released to worrying reports sharing the agency's concern over iran's nuclear program. Holly digress is senior fellow at the atlantic council and curator of the iranian newsletter. She joins me now to discuss this. All you can you tell us what was within those reports. What are the. Ira ea specific concerns. Well these two reports were confidential and so what we learned about it basically. Was that the two issues. The international atomic energy agency had noted specifically was that iran had not given urgent access to some of its monitoring equipment to swap out memory cards and the other one. Was that There hadn't been any There there were actually still for the past year looking into investigating uranium traces. That were found at several old undeclared sites and iran had yet to provide answers for them. So these were too large concerns. The iowa had about iran's nuclear program and so there was some worries last week When these two reports came out because of course There hadn't been any talk since june. And the fact that raphael grassi there were talks that he would visit tehran and that these memory cards had actually ran out of space so they had they have to be switch every three months and without these memory cards on these security cameras. That monitor iran's nuclear program. They wouldn't be able to see what's going

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"atlantic council" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:15 min | 1 year ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on KCRW

"That in the five months since the bite administration has, uh, announced that policy and they even had Angela Merkel here, uh for a series of bilateral meetings, and, uh Biden essentially shrunk from trying to pressure Germany on that point, So I think on on both sides, there's been some sort of inertia and and and certain policies that have not been beneficial. I think to the larger public and I think there needs to be more engagement throughout. Am I want to ask actually specifically about Germany because another key point between the U. S and Germany were with my administration did something that Germany very much wanted has to do with this North Stream two pipeline. It's a It's a large, nearly completed pipeline under the Baltic Sea that will carry natural gas from Russia to Germany, and it's been a major. It's been a major point of contention in our relations with Germany because of the concern that if Russia has a direct gas link to Germany It will gain additional capability to cut off gas supplies to countries in Eastern Europe. But it sometimes as hostile relationships with like Ukraine and Poland, and the Trump Administration had been preventing the opening of this pipeline through sanctions Policy. Biden administration has has folded on that much to the irritation of various people in Congress on both sides of the aisle and also to the irritation of some of these Eastern European governments. What did we get in exchange for doing that? Because that was the thing that was never clear to me in the public statements from the administration, they said, You know, we got assurances of certain safeguards and protections associated with this, But I I didn't understand. What we had gotten in that exchange. We didn't get a lot. We got some assurances that the Germans would try and help the Ukrainians diversify their economy away from transit fees and would help to sort of build up internal resilience to sort of energy shortages but would portray it less as Biden striking a deal with the Europeans. On this and more as the US bowing to the inevitability of the pipeline being completed, the Trump Administration had tried throwing sanctions at the problem and to be clear the Are not sanctions on Russia or Russian companies. These are sanctions on German Companies. So we're sanctioning an ally over this to try and prevent the completion of this sort of commercial project between Russia and Germany, and he didn't work. The pipeline kept being constructed. It was almost completed by the time Biden came into office, and so the administration tried bluffing briefly and saying, We'll keep the sanctions on Don't complete it, but eventually sort of bowed to. I think the inevitability of the fact that this was going to happen, so I I don't think this is a problem that Biden could have fixed. But I also think that Team has been pretty open about the fact that this is not necessarily a major blows. European energy security. There's lots of things that can be done. Um, short of stopping the North Stream two pipe planes that actually help on this front. Tim. It's been interesting to me to see this sort of the role reversal between a lot of the Trump administration that you know, had a sort of it was pretty skeptical about the NATO alliance in certain ways, definitely perceived by Democrats is very favorable to Russia. And here you had an area where I mean, I guess the question is, as Emma's saying, if the if the Trump Administration policies weren't going to work forever, then I suppose the second Trump term also would have would have seen the opening of North string too. But you definitely saw posture from Republicans in the Trump administration. That was there was more hostile to Russia here. Then where the bite administration landed. Yes, I mean, the Russia story was always mostly the fact that Trump had a weird crush on Vladimir Putin, like he did on most strong men. But the Trump administration was was in a lot of ways relatively strong towards, uh towards Putin and checking him and the sort of the idea that the left freaked out about. Russia being the big enemy and you even had them. You know, I'm online and on Twitter they'd be bringing up Soviet stuff, as if like the Russia was the same as the Soviet Union. And the left was now against it in the Republicans were for was always just as silly freak out, led by cable and very online Democrats. And so the Trump Administration was strong on this, and Emma knows much better than I do. What would have actually worked on applying pressure vis a vis the pipeline. But the Trump's personal fondness for Putin didn't really translate into a Putin friendly administration in the way that Democrats said it did. Am, I think something that David got at with discussing the vaccine patent issue may have to do with why some of these seemingly zombie Trump administration policies Have survived that, even if even if the Trump administration had a list of priorities on what they wanted to pressure Europe on, UH, administration has a different list, but it may still find some of the same tools useful is that what's going on? For example, with the tariffs that came in with the Trump administration and Ari are we going to see over the next year or two? Some of those negotiations workout that Biden will just be looking for something different out of the Europeans. And when we when we get that we should see some of these policies roll off. Yeah, I think there's a variety of different reviews going on in the administration. You know, In particular, there's a review of all global sanctions policy. There's a force posture review happening in the Pentagon. And so some of this is the time that the administration is taking to work through the broader questions before before they decided to change course. Um, I think some of the questions on tariffs so are less about you know, implementation and more about the administration is still not entirely. Uh, Of one mind on whether it's going to keep these tariffs in place. And I think less true in the European state, but particularly true on the question of China and another Asian countries. Um, there is, I think a definite uh, sort of group inside the administration, arguing that you know, with great power competition as China sort of emerges more. Maybe the trump tariffs are actually useful in that context. And so I think that's an internal debate. The administration's actually having those tariffs may end up staying in place as a result. Emma Ashford is a senior fellow with the new American engagement initiative at the Atlantic Council's.

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A Year on From a Stolen Election, Alexander Lukashenko Remains in Power

The World and Everything In It

02:04 min | 1 year ago

A Year on From a Stolen Election, Alexander Lukashenko Remains in Power

"In august twenty twenty protesters took to the streets in belarus following a presidential election. There that almost no one trusted but more than a year after that the man often referred to as europe's last dictator alexander lukashenko remains in power and opposition leaders fed lonard seek sky is still in exile in lithuania with top officials in her political party sentenced to prison just yesterday. Even though observers say seeking of sky was the rightful winner of that election. So where do things stand now. And how are christians faring. World's european correspondent jenny lynn schmidt reports in the years since protests filled. The streets of many belarussians watched in dismay as the nation's troubles faded from the international spotlight. That changed in may when alexander lukashenko forced a flight from greece to lithuania to land in belarus authorities boarded. The plane arrested opposition journalist. Remind pro to save sage and his girlfriend sofia so paige and threw them in jail. The european union and the united states quickly imposed sanctions lukashenko retaliated by releasing migrants across the border into the eu. Hannah luebbe cova is a journalist from minsk and a fellow with the atlantic council. The regime came up with this idea to bring migrants from iraq or other countries to belarus. And then help them to cross the border authorities. Lithuanian poland have reported seeing belarussian guards. Forcefully push migrants into their countries last week. Poland declared a state of emergency for two provinces as more than thirty. Two hundred migrants tried to cross from belarus illegally. Well of course it was revenge from look. Shane pick you wanted to. This is the situation. You wanted to artificially create a crisis on the border with boroughs. But luke says that means western sanctions are working. Lukashenko's recent release. A few political prisoners is another sign. Baluba cova says the sanctions have loopholes. That be closed

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"atlantic council" Discussed on The Propaganda Report

The Propaganda Report

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on The Propaganda Report

"All of a sudden he has this election and supposedly he was gonna kinda win and he gets confronted by or Opposed by this young woman whose husband is like an international youtube sensation with lada. Us ties and then when and protests erupt all over the place because of the unfair election and she just she she has to escape. You know this check. This was like a year ago. Or something and i was like. Wow that was all because of he wouldn't go for the covert stuff. Which i think about hate each. I think about africa all that stuff right so i look there so they didn't say right away. This chick was up to like. They didn't go into the stories. When i was gonna bring yesterday it was nothing. So i looked today. Just get an update. Because i still wanted to talk about it because we had some olympic stuff to catch up on and they have this article. I don't know where it's from like one of those. You know the atlantic or whatever it says this is this is what's going on lucaschenko. Who's a sports loving guy. And even though he's an old piece of crap he thinks he's like tough-guy guy strongman his. His saen says his son runs the national olympic committee and he inherited the role from his father. So i guess lukashenko had olympic ties and they because of their strongman attitude couldn't allow the sprinters criticism to go unpunished. They try to put like psychological shed on this guy. He can't says he's very sensitive in terms of sports because he's like a psychotic dictator like they used to do with trump or hitler big. He's he acts like he's in good physical shape and he cares about the sports people. There's a personal element here that irritated him in throughout that article. So the so the person who's saying this is somebody from the eurasian states in transition research center. So it's called east research center. You look it up. It's your classic. Think tank it. Looks very international world economic forum. You look at who founded it. You look at who is paying for it. The information is not there so that article and the personally reciting was this eurasian states in transition that they were saying like he he wants to project fear he wants to show that the slightest criticism of his regime could reach. It could have repercussions where he could reach you anywhere. You are in the world of reach out and scare you. They mentioned there was a murder investigation process. They mentioned that in progress. They mentioned that there was a plane. that guy because of some kind of dissident like all the stuff that they've been rolling out over this guy since the the the issue with him not getting into lockstep so i looked into this and i looked into the eurasian transition research center and i just i didn't find anything on their site but i found something on the atlantic council the atlantic council's absolutely plugged into the globalist thing. This was from just this past february. It says this east eurasian states in transition is doing significant case study research on government responses to the global pandemic in that area. So as like belarus latvia. Like it's just this east asian. The eurasian whatever the baltic is probably the former soviet countries. It's actually only just four places. I think where they are. So but here was the thing so looking and i read some other articles like wait. What did that say it says. It says the opposition leader who they're claiming really won this election Absolutely no chance she like. There's no chance she. She won that election..

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U.S. gains 916,000 new jobs in March

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

01:53 min | 1 year ago

U.S. gains 916,000 new jobs in March

"Hundred sixteen thousand new jobs in this economy in march restaurants and hotels education construction manufacturing. Honestly i could just go on naming industries. They have all added jobs. We're down to an unemployment rate of six percent even and that is with a whole bunch of people getting back into the labor force so marketplace's mitchell hartman gets us going with the goods of this very good jobs. Report positive comments were a dime. A dozen as i did. My economist calls today starting with nicole. Golden at the atlantic council definitely signs of a boom. Very happy to see it. What's michael farren at the mercatus center pumped up. Is the trajectory. Two hundred and thirty. Three thousand jobs added in january than four hundred sixty eight thousand in february and doubling again to more than nine hundred thousand in march. You think marches number is high april. And may's numbers are going to be positively eye-popping as larger and larger proportions of the population are vaccinated and more of the economy reopens the breadth of job growth. Is what impressed kurt. Long at the national association of federally insured credit unions not just hard hit bars and restaurants but retail transportation. The building trades finance. A lot of businesses are looking ahead to really strong consumer demand and they don't want to be caught flat-footed without the necessary employees. Getting everyone back to work especially unemployed. Parents will require more rebound in services for those workers says nicole golden at the atlantic council. We need childcare to come back because it employs a lot of women and in particular minority women and because the burden of care and school closures have pushed so many millions of women out of the labor force. Childcare jobs are still fifteen percent below pre pandemic

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Cyberespionage and influence operations. Reading the US State Departments mail.

The CyberWire

02:34 min | 2 years ago

Cyberespionage and influence operations. Reading the US State Departments mail.

"Kitten also known as phosphorus or t a four fifty three the well-known thread actor associated with iran's is revolutionary guard corps has resurfaced in cyber espionage campaign directed against israeli and us medical researchers proof point researchers conclude that the current campaign. They call bad. Blood is fishing for credentials belonging to geneticists neurologists and oncologists. The campaign uses email spoofing. Communications from israeli scientists proof point is confident in its conclusions but also admits that as is often the case. Attribution is based on circumstantial evidence. Bad bloods objective. Remains obscure record points out. Proof point told the record that the pandemic has produced a surge in collection against biomedical research targets. But the specialties said to be of interest to charming kitten. Genetics oncology and neurology. Don't bear any close. Immediate connections to covid nineteen research nonetheless. The collection proceeds and continues to prospect senior researchers politico reports that russia's holiday bear may have sex accessed. Us state department e mails. It doesn't appear that classified. Communications were compromised but emails exchanged by foggy bottom bureau of european and eurasian affairs and bureau of east asian and pacific affairs. Were apparently being read in moscow. Dark reading has a summary of the current state of knowledge about the sunburst exploitation of solar winds orion platform the. Us is still considering. Its options with respect to response retaliation defense and deterrence in. What the atlantic council characterizes as a strategic failure the council's report said quote. The sunburst crisis was a failure of strategy more than it was the product of an information technology problem or a mythical adversary overlooking that question of strategy invites crises larger and more frequent than those. The united states is battling today the. Us government and industry should embrace the idea of persistent flow to address this strategic shortfall emphasizing that effective cybersecurity is more about speed balance and concentrated action both the public and private sectors must work together to ruthlessly prioritize risk make lynch pin systems in the cloud more defensible and make federal cyber risk management. More self adaptive and quote

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Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins

Bloomberg Businessweek

05:06 min | 2 years ago

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins

"About the recent commission that was looking into the origin of covert 19 over in China. Specifically, Jamie, you know one thing I want to ask you do you could see that there's a real possibility that we Are ultimately never going to get Maybe the data and information from the Wuhan lab that will ultimately maybe tell us whether or not it was a lab accident or whether it was truly Transmission from bats and animals. Yeah. No, I think that's quite likely and Anyone who's been paying close attention that China has engaged in a massive cover up over the last year, they immediately started destroying samples, eliminating or moving access to records. Imprisoning journalists and others asking questions, and they established a universal gag order not allow any of their scientists to speak publicly will write anything about the origins of the of the pandemic. And so the question is not is China engaged in an active car up to try to office Kate? The issue of the origins of the pandemic is should we play along? And that's why In open letter, but we've said that the world community needs to articulate what castigation looks like. We'll kind of access to records, samples and personnel. We need in order to find where called it comes from nights. I think it's almost it's very, very clear to that question is answerable thing. China is going to sell. Jeez, sorry about that. We've been in each in this cover up are bad here, is it but Let's set the standard and tells them tell the world I will not help and that's on them. And we shouldn't start with the compromise. If it is ultimately case that China is covering stuff and again, you know We? We don't know what this this juncture on day two be fair, But I do wonder Is this just not though? Potentially, You know another indication, Jamie, you'd have talked about this a lot, the complicated relationship that is the world with China. To be quite honest going forward, and so you know. Companies. Major companies want to be involved in China, and they're willing to maybe look the other way government's willing to look the other way. If there are, you know policies that they're uncomfortable with on this is just how it is. I mean, that's that is partly right. You mean China is a very big, very important country. There are areas where really need t collaborate Actively China even whether we like it or not. The betterment of the world. But my view do on this. And Eric, you and I have discussed over the carol is that you have to have standard right own behavior. In those interact can't be lowest common denominator relationships. It has to be. Oh, well. Here's the standard of what we believe and when so many people are dying. I'm a terrible enough believe totally of will pandemic. We have to be able to add very least the tough questions where this comes from, for all of our good, including the good of the people, China right exactly. But you also know, too, that it's kind of have been an interesting political global political world where China has also pointed the finger at the United States to say, you know, what are you doing to your people? You know what I mean? It's just kind of an interesting time here. It's true and they're not wrong in every ace. I mean, they're all kinds of terrible things. And whatever the origin of the pandemic, there is a reason why Nine people have died of covert 19 in Taiwan, and we're over 500,000 here in the United States. That's not the origin. It's the In many ways they're significantly The response our government, so there's a lot of fingers to point, including it ourselves, but we should just we need to be honest. When pointing in all directions. Hey, listen, we just have about 40 seconds left her. Do you think at this point to maybe a key conversation is to have is to identify other high risk lab research. That's being done on pathogens so that we just in case we make sure where aware of this and just got about 40 seconds. Yeah, absolutely. It's Cove. It comes from an accidental Lavely, which I think is most likely origin. But your listeners can go to the guy. Jamie Metzl dot com site, read the evidence and judge for themselves. I mean, maybe we have a bigger lab safety problem than we thought we had and then let's look carefully for is now looking to build another level for Virology Institute. In a high since it is the high throughput city next to that is an international travel. We need to be asking tough questions. Pandemic can't have to ask the tough questions. Are we going to ask? That's why we like talking with you because you're always asking the tough questions. Hey, Jamie. Nice to check in with you be well. Jamie Metzl, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former National Security Council official founder and chair of the global movement, one shared world which you confined. Online are you're

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YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO

"Youtube apparently doesn't plan to ban the former president forever during an event hosted by think tank the atlantic council youtube. Ceo susan gysky reveals. The company will lift the ban against former president. Trump's account when refs determine the risk of violence has decreased she adds. It's hard to say when that will be but says it's pretty clear that there still is that elevated risk of violence youtube suspending. Mr trump's page following the breach of the capitol building twitter permanently suspending him facebook's oversight board will decide at a later date whether to uphold the ban of mr trump's facebook and instagram

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U.S. Ready To Talk With Iran On Nuclear Deal

The World

01:55 min | 2 years ago

U.S. Ready To Talk With Iran On Nuclear Deal

"Biden pointed to a serious of crises that the U. S and Europe face like the pandemic threats from Russia and a rising China. Another concern Iran. Biden says it wants to start negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear program after the Trump administration walked away from a previous deal about this, the world's syringe a fiery has more President Biden's staff has already put his words into action. Yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with foreign ministers of France, Germany and the U. K. He said the U. S is ready to join them to restore the 2015 nuclear accord. Restoring the deal won't be a walk in the park door after President Trump pulled out of the agreement in 2018. Relations between Iran and the U. S took a turn for the wars. Trump and his team began what they call the maximum pressure campaign a serious of harsh economic sanctions. Iran, on the other hand, double down on its support for militia groups in the region. It also ramped up its nuclear program. Today, though Biden struck a different tune. That's why we said, we're prepared to reengage negotiations. The P five plus one On Iran's nuclear program. The P five plus one are the five permanent members of the U. S. Security Council. China, France Russia, the U K the U. S plus Germany. Really progress is with the Atlantic Council in Washington, she says. Before coming back to the table. The Iranians want an end to the sanctions. They don't see any benefit of returning to a deal. If the U. S isn't holding their side of the bargain, and so I think until they get those sanctions remove Iran is just going to keep moving forward with pulling back its nuclear program. That's what devil is everything it wants Foreign minister tweeted today. In response to Biden's office. He wrote that the US is no longer party to the original deal, and so it must lift all sanctions before it

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"atlantic council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

08:48 min | 2 years ago

"atlantic council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Earlier for you are their National party without the nationalist everything. Semantic point, Mr Speaker, but they think they're trying to claim that they pioneered the living wage. I don't think that's right. Mr Speaker, I I seem to remember that it was a certain mayoralty in London that massively Increased the living wage when they went off the starting blocks. Mr Speaker, in which case, let's go down to Somerset was ready on the starting blocks with little Granger. Mr Speaker. Thank you. As always. I am delighted. My vulnerable friend is defending democracy by pushing ahead with local elections. But here in the land of King Alfred, the people desperately want to give their verdict on Somerset County Council, which I'm afraid has been using coded money to spend all things they're nothing to do with the pandemic. They have symmetry of the government form, which is present. Nothing. And I fear that my right or my friend has been misled. We need a referendum down here. The test public opinion. Quickly, but would my right honorable friend of proud man of Somerset, who understands history more than most of us not agree, the time has come to put our county back together and that we have the polar Somerset Being looked after by Somerset. I know King offered to prove in it. And I know the people of Somerset will certainly support the prime minister if he supports us Prime Minister Mr Speak I I thank my run over a friend who's a great advocate of Somerset and committed to his constituents on I think of what he's doing. He's raised this now twice with me. Thank you for that. But my humbly suggest that the best way for It is further consultation to proceed and for local people to decide what the best form of government local government is that they they want, but said for our final question from Northern Island with Gregory Campbell record, Campbell Thank you, Mr Speaker. That prime Minister will roll out of the patterns. We want the bag over many months before the Lords Man protocol was introduced. His problems have shoved him to get worse from April. Can you let my timeline when people of 1000 Island and indeed all across the UK, as indicated in the empowerment petition last week when all this control free treated across the nation, including from G B T. Ana as every other independent trading nation in Joyce? I mean, yes, indeed. Mr Speaker, and I've made it absolutely clear to Are you friends and partners that we want to make our relationship work, But it is also absolutely essential that there should be untrammeled free Trade Exchange of goods People services in capital through all parts off the UK on day we will do everything we can to ensure that that is the case, including aside I've said in the chamber Before and to his honorable colleagues, including in vocal invoking article 16 of the protocol If that is necessary and suspending the house for three minutes to enable the necessary arrangements for the next business been made order House Speaker Lindsay Oil ending this week's prime minister's questions with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, former diplomats joined a panel of foreign policy experts at the Atlantic Council to discuss the current state of relations between the US and Russia and Ukraine. This happened earlier last week. Again organized by the Atlantic Council. Good morning and Good afternoon. Good evening. My name is John hurts the night when you raise the Central Atlantic Council. We have a wonderful conversation for you today With Sting was set of Panelists. Question is can prison by and get Mr Putin out of Ukraine. It's nearly seven years since Moscow began its aggression, Ukraine Seizing Crimea illegally in February 2014 Mr Biden's phone call with Mr Putin earlier the smokes, said that he's not going to let Russia run roughshod over American interest anymore. Without serious American push back. The question is, What does this mean for the war that Moscow's we're waging in Ukraine's East and done boss? Our panels today include David Kramer. Is a senior fellow at Florida International University of Flock Club, Havel said Program for Human Rights and democracy Dr Hanish unless the director of the security studies program of the foreign policy Councils, Ukrainian president Bastard Alexander Verse Palace things for what Atlantic Council's so cross center and his former U. S ambassador to Moscow and former deputy secretary general of NATO Analgesia Anouk, former defense minister of Ukraine, So I'd like to begin the conversation. With a question for for Andrea, please. Could you describe the military situation done, boss right now. And what do you think Moscow will do with a tougher U. S Administration power? Hello, John. Thank you very much for inviting and hello, everybody. So, uh, situation is obviously eyes getting more chance than in the second half of their of the last year. We already have. Uh, four soldiers were killed, Uh, from from the start of the year on duh in with direct combat, And there's two persons for diet recently on on the left might On every day we record a to least like several of the violations of the means crazy and informing. I see Generally speaking way clearly see that things are getting more tests. The question is where it gets, too, So we way obviously can have different scenarios and that Aziz. You know, there's been a huge operation in Russia regarding the closing of the channels. Three channels, which belong to To the opposition. Look members remember of Parliament's on Wilson got sanctions, Mr. Exposing the thing is that security service been following this case for a police half a year? The fact that he was financing the channels from the from the so called in Eleanor Indiana companies registered in those territories. There's a big operation Russia We believe that they would be responding with something. We obviously don't know what David responding. But if to draw parallels from the previous times, there should be some some Some innovative way off showing that, Howard said they are about that. S o. But actually, it may be in the reflected in Warren don't best but also in the situation and specifically needs from Ukraine. Potentially, it could be something else, but but certainly we expecting that they would believe the kind of attention with would go up. Um, but generally speaking, the whole situation is is being drawn from the from the standards that the Minsk agreements and means process is pretty much stolen. And it's not moving anywhere for for some time, and I'm personally in touch with a few members of this contract group, which is, uh, Which they clearly saying that the Russians basically eyes basically doing whatever they can in order to simply separate ties, the whole process and there's not much happening there because Because generally there is ah, real lack off intention of actually facing. I mean, well, finding the solution. Obviously, they can reach some agreement. If this if this agreement is Purely on the Russian terms. But unless that's the case, then I guess the situation got stuck. So, uh, Russians know very well that that the government of Ukraine is showing the ceasefire as one of the one of his achievements. And indeed, last year in 2020, we had a relatively small number off lost in the battle. We have, like way have lost 50. 50 and service people that's obviously way less than in 2019 and so on. So we were way do have. Ah, we do have a progress in this. But as well, No, Uh, General. Russian intent didn't change, so basically, they can obviously change the situation in the East In order.

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Clean energy transition will strengthen national security, Navy veteran says

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 2 years ago

Clean energy transition will strengthen national security, Navy veteran says

"Dan. Mitch. Spent five years in the navy. When he left for civilian life, a career clean energy was not on his radar. I did not know very much about clean energy or climate change when I got out of the navy. But he got a job at the Department of Energy and as he learned more, he became passionate about the benefits of solar and wind. The clean energy transition is going to strengthen our future national security by reducing our reliance on foreign fuels, diversifying energy sources and our investments in those energy sources and mitigating the worst impacts of climate change today missions a senior fellow at the Atlantic, council and founder of the Veterans Advanced Energy Project, which recruits veterans for clean energy jobs. Most military veterans for one reason or another how a mission oriented service nature to contribute to society and defend their country both while wearing the uniform after they take the uniform off. So mich- helps them understand how working for clean energy can support national security. We hope to help make veterans feel good about what they choose to do in their post military careers.

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There's a push to name and rank heat waves

Climate Cast

03:26 min | 2 years ago

There's a push to name and rank heat waves

"Hurricane names have been around for decades the weather channel names, winter storms. Now, one group wants to name heatwaves to boost climate change awareness and help cities prepare for extreme heat events. Kathy Buffet McLeod is director of the Adrian Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic. Council it's a nonpartisan group working to foster global solutions. Hi Cathy. Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you I know that your group is working on naming heat waves and discussing that with the world meteorological organization and Noah. How is that going? Well, we're collecting expert opinions and will be forming a scientific and technical panel to ask those critical questions of how do you define a heat wave and how would we get to a naming convention that we could all agree on. We may need to pilot naming heatwaves before we go global, which is our ultimate goal. But the key thing we see the naming initiative as a gateway to other. Interventions that help reduce heat and protect people and ultimately save lives and it's hard to solve a problem that people don't know about and so I we need to communicate and we think that naming a heatwave is one of the very best ways that we can do that in what ways do you think naming heatwaves would change the way we talk about them. What's the payoff there? Well, if you think about Floridians and I was in Florida for thirty plus years, we've built a culture of preparedness and prevention around the impacts of hurricanes, and that name gives it the weight and it lets you know and the media uses it to broadcast how serious this is and you need to act to protect yourself and your loved ones. Heatwaves. Kill more Americans every year than floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and all other weather disasters. I. Think a lot of people are surprised by that. How can cities mitigate the threats posed by heat waves? Well, cities are extra vulnerable because our cities are largely built with asphalt and materials that absorb heat an emanate, the heat at night, and so the urban heat island effect is making cities even hotter. And sometimes as much as fifteen seventeen degrees hotter and a lot of those solutions are natural solutions like planting urban forests and those are known to to cool and absorb pollution. But the naming of the heat waves is the gateway as I said to get out the door and attract the attention. It's necessary to how dangerous this risk is. I can see the benefits and drawbacks to naming. Yet another weather phenomenon right I mean we name hurricanes the weather channel names winter storms could naming heatwaves contribute to an overload on whether messaging well, our intent is to answer that question with the very best experts at the table before we proceed and so we all share the goal of communicating this risk and ultimately protecting people and saving lives and so will get to that answer. And certainly, be asking those hard questions of does this do what we wanted to do, and where's the evidence base to support that, and so I'm GonNa come back to you Paul with an answer to your question. After we get to work Kathy, buff men McLeod with the Atlantic Council thanks so much for sharing your perspective on climate cast today. Thank you very much for having me.

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Facebook, Twitter execs are bracing for protecting integrity during upcoming elections

Charlie Parker

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

Facebook, Twitter execs are bracing for protecting integrity during upcoming elections

"Social media companies are watching what people post ahead of the November election and they're also planning for the day after and beyond that, there's ul Roth told the Atlantic Council the days and weeks after November, 3rd could be a window for bad actors to sow discord in those moments when we don't yet have the results of the election because it's an unprecedented year in the United States. In In those moments, we should be particularly vigilant. Facebook's head of security policy said the platform will have a 24 hour operations center to respond in real time. Both companies say they're better prepared to deal with false or misleading posts. Then in

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Taking the Pulse on Medical Device Security

a16z

03:29 min | 2 years ago

Taking the Pulse on Medical Device Security

"Hi and welcome to the A sixteen Z podcast I'm Hannah what we're talking about. Today is the world of where bits and bytes meet flesh and blood, the security of medical devices many don't realize we need to think about the possibility of security hacks when it comes to things like pacemakers and insulin pumps and more so, what are the issues and risks? We need to be aware of in exposing security vulnerabilities in biomedical devices. This conversation with Bo Woods cybersecurity innovation fellow with the Atlantic Council part of the I am the cavalry grassroots, security, initiative and founder and CEO of strategy goes security and Andy. cavs, Co founder and CEO of Elektra Labs Advisor to the biohacking village at Defcon. Both of whom were formerly I ours the FDA and myself looks at how we begin to think about addressing these security issues in the bio medical device space, the frameworks that should guide our conversations and thinking. Thinking and how in Wednesday colder should be incentivized to address these challenges we begin with stories of how some of the first security researchers discovered these issues, but we also talk about how the FDA began to think about security as part of the safety of all medical devices including software as a medical device, and how we should think about understanding monitoring and updating the security of these devices from philosophical North Stars statements to on the ground, practical fixes and updates. Probably Start The story around twenty ten twenty eleven when a security researcher diabetic patient named Jay Radcliffe used in insulin pump to himself whenever he needed to add insulin to his body, and he had a couple of incidents where just through potential misuse or through accident where he had some pretty severe potential for harm, and because he was a security researcher, he started saying well. This is what can happen with accidents. What an adversary do right so he uses toolkit to just basically probe the security of his insulin pump, and essentially what he found is. Is that there was very very little in the way of cybersecurity in this device that was keeping him alive. It was easy for him to figure out how to potentially cause harm through cyber security means which is kind of a new problem in the world of healthcare back in that time, so he reported the issue to the manufacturer, they didn't or wouldn't take any action, and so he reported his findings publicly so that others in the public could protect themselves so that others could learn from the mistakes and bill better devices in the future. After he published his findings. The FDA turned onto this right. The light went on in their head, and they said we realized that security issues can impact patient, safety and clinical effectiveness devices, one of the more popular stories that people like to talk about our pacemakers. You don't have to remove a pacemaker. Recalling a pacemaker is quite a big experience and you. You want to maintain as long battery life as possible to do that. You need to minimize anything. That's computational expensive. OKAY TURNS OUT! Encryption is relatively computational inexpensive, so number pacemaker companies were not encrypting a lot of their protocols, and so the way that many peacemakers work is that they stay in a low power mode, and then if you paying the pacemaker. And goes into a high power mode. Okay, so if you're able to reverse engineer the protocols, you can paint a peacemaker and take a pacemaker that can last year's in drain in a couple of days to weeks. That is so scary. Horror movie terrifying.

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Protesters rally across world to mark International Women's Day

Skimm This

03:12 min | 3 years ago

Protesters rally across world to mark International Women's Day

"Women around the world took to the streets yesterday saying loudly and proudly this is my fights on March. Eighth is known as International Women's Day. You probably saw lots of bad ass. Women and their inspirational quotes highlighted on your INSTA- feed but a big point of the day is really to put a spotlight on women's rights and gender equality so a ton of women also turned out to protest from Chile. One of the largest demonstrations of the day where women protested violence against women to Paris where they protested. The quote. Virus of the Patriarch. No matter where you looked there was something to protest. Here's one protester in the UK. This country is much better than other countries around the world. But we're still not completely fine with like cheap. Despite you they are in Pakistan. Women again rallied around the slogan. My Body my choice. They're basically just trying to say women should be protected from sexual assault and should be able to make the reproductive and medical decisions that they think are best. This chant isn't new. It actually angered a lot of people in Pakistan last year. You See Pakistan has a pretty conservative country so that message of autonomy doesn't exactly fly in a sign of what these women's Day marches are up against when it comes to changing minds. They were met by crowds of counter protesters this year including people who threw stones shoes and mud at them in the capital of Islamabad. The backlash didn't keep the celebrations and protests from happening though. These protesters are calling on women to wake up. Meanwhile in Mexico City protesters spoke out against the increasing numbers of domestic violence victims last year. The government estimated that about thirty eight hundred Mexican women were killed. That's more than ten deaths every day. Many of them involve sexual assault. Those protests continued today. But they sounded more like this. That's right silence. Today is being called a quote day without us because women across the country just disappeared. Maria Fernanda Peres. Arguello is the associate director of the Atlantic. Council's Latin America Center amounts ability or invisibility. They're not going to go to work. They're not going to take any public transportation. They're not gonNA make any purchases and they're also going to be invisible in the digital space so they won't post they won't text they. WanNa make this visible. They're showing what the country would look like without women like if we don't do anything to stop these murders. This is how our country is GonNa be surprise. It turns out we need women around. Mexico has about twenty one million registered female workers and one Employers Association estimated that the Women's one day strike could end up costing the economy about six billion pesos. Or nearly three hundred million. Us dollars and that's just in the capital of Mexico City and for just one day without women which just goes to show how crucial women are who run the world on International Women's Day and everyday women are making their case

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33 Turkish soldiers killed by airstrike in northwestern Syria

Morning Edition

04:16 min | 3 years ago

33 Turkish soldiers killed by airstrike in northwestern Syria

"Greene of violence in northwestern Syria has been a humanitarian crisis for months now with a million Syrians huddling in camps near the Turkish border as they flee a Syrian and Russian offensive into rebel territory one L. conflict there between Turkey Russian and Syrian forces could be spiraling dramatically Turkey which supports the rebels says at least thirty three of its soldiers were killed in the Syrian airstrike that instantly doubled the number of Turkish casualties in February Turkey says it's killed many Syrian forces and will now step up its attacks let's talk through what's happening with NPR's Peter Kenyon who joins us from Istanbul hi Peter hi David so what is the latest hearing this escalation well it's Turkey's worst one day loss of license you got involved in this conflict some four years ago is being blamed on the Syrian military but of course Russia is Syria's closest and biggest ally in this conflict Turkey is you mentioned has been supporting some of the rebel groups who tried to oust Syrian president Bashar al Assad from power with rush's big help Damascus effectively beat that effort back many rebels have wound up mast in northwest it live province and that's where the regime has been focusing its attacks now this latest incident one concern and could this lead to some kind of direct conflict between Russia and Turkey which is a NATO ally in NATO convened an extraordinary meeting of the north Atlantic council today after his request NATO says it's looking into what kind of support it can provide but Turkey specific call for a no fly zone in Syria has not gotten any takers so far but I mean you had Turkey's president erdo one meetings late into the night with with his security team I mean could they be coming up with some sort of major response here that they could really escalate things it's certainly possible everyone says Turkey will not take one step back from it live on Chris promising the Syrian regime will pay a heavy price now the action to back that up is what we're waiting to see the military's talking about going after some two hundred targets in Syria not a lot of detail yet Turkey has also leveled another threat saying refugees desperate to escape the conflict may soon be on their way toward Europe again at last time that happened European countries as some major protests about the flood of refugees hastily put together a multi billion euro deal with Turkey had to keep them here and not send them on to Europe now that threat is back on the table perhaps it's a spur to get Europe more involved in de escalating the situation everyone also spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone and they reported that more needs to be done but it's not clear what exactly that means okay so the leaders of Russia Turkey speak as you said I mean one big concerns if this became a larger conflict between Russia and NATO ally for the moment Turkey blaming Syria for all this what what does that tell us about where this might be going too well the Syrian military is being blamed clearly Russia along with Iran is the major allied to Syria Russia's defense ministry is saying its forces weren't responsible and it also says Moscow never even knew Turkish forces were in that area Turkey's defense minister explicitly rejects that saying Moscow knew very well Turkey is not interested in conflict with the bigger Russian military that's pretty clear does that mean there's room for talks and kinda go she Asians possibly although they've already tried that Turkey and Russia help come up with the so called Astana process cease fire for a while but then it fell apart secretary general of the U. N. is calling for another ceasefire but right now Moscow sending two warships towards the Syrian coast just remind us what the overall situation this part of Syria I mean it's it's it's a humanitarian disaster yes and one that could get even worse as the Syrian military attacks a million people have been fleeing toward the Turkish border freezing winter weather aid groups say let the men Turkey says no we need a safe zone inside Syria but northwest Syria right now seems anything but safe Peter Kenyon reporting from Istanbul Peter thanks thanks David it's time now for StoryCorps on this final Friday black history month we have a conversation with the first African American woman to join the Coast

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Brent jumps $3 after U.S. kills Iran's Soleimani

Bloomberg Daybreak

01:01 min | 3 years ago

Brent jumps $3 after U.S. kills Iran's Soleimani

"Hour U. S. stock index futures and bond yields are falling after US airstrike killing one of Iran's most powerful generals Qassem Soleimani who led militias across the Middle East died in a strike in Iraq we get more from Bloomberg international editor Judy Schneider this was one of Iran's most powerful generals the Pentagon is saying that this came at the direction of president trump and that it's a decisive action that was taken as a defensive action to protect US personnel by killing this general they said he was actively developing plans to attack US diplomats and service members in a rock and throughout the region their strike was ordered by president trump it sent global stocks tumbling on fears of an armed confrontation barbarous Lavin is senior fellow at the Atlantic council and director of the future of a Ron initiative I'm not sure Donald Trump understands the implications of what he has unleashed he thinks he's a big hero but a lot more people are probably going to die because of this senator Lindsey Graham is praising the president's move saying the price of killing and injuring Americans has

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Tensions rising in the Middle East after embassy attack

Bloomberg Daybreak

02:10 min | 3 years ago

Tensions rising in the Middle East after embassy attack

"Carried it is risk off across global markets after that U. S. airstrike in Iraq killed one of Iran's most powerful generals let's get the very latest now from Bloomberg's mark mills Qassem Soleimani the head of Iran's elite Quds force was killed in an air strike at Baghdad's International Airport and attacked the Pentagon says was ordered by president trump to Jersey democratic senator Cory Booker said solemn money at American blood on his hands he's quiet planned and executed attacks on American citizens American soldiers sum of money was a huge figure in Iranian military and political affairs the death of Saddam on a heightened fears that rising tensions between the US and Iran could lead to an armed confrontation mark mills member daybreak remark thank you those fears of an armed confrontation are well founded according to Barbara son of and she senior fellow at the Atlantic council and director of the future of around initiative you no this is the worst it's been in forty years in my view the worst it's been since Iran held American hostages at or in the city this is a huge crisis I'm not sure Donald Trump understands the implications of what he has unleashed we have to see what happens in Iraq how does the Iraqi government survive this you know it wasn't just because of the money was assassinated but also a very prominent Iraqi head of one of these militias and someone with a great deal of political power as well we're going to see the rebels flowing out from this for a long time Iran's top leaders all condemned the attack was supreme leader Ayatollah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowing to eventually monies death global stocks fell immediately on word of the attack beginning in Asia here with Morris Bloomberg Selena weighing in our Beijing bureau good morning Selena good morning Megan and Karen the risk on sentiment that ushered in the new year took a hit as tensions flared in the Middle East stocks in Asia reversed gains in treasury futures advanced the risk off move was given extra momentum when a Ron's leader said severe retaliation awaits the commanders killers the US airstrike lifted London's Brent crude to as much as sixty nine dollars a barrel the highest since the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure in September gold prices rose and again strengthened in Beijing I'm Selena weighing Bloomberg

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Oil Prices Close 15% Higher On Record Trading Day Due To Risk Premium

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:06 min | 3 years ago

Oil Prices Close 15% Higher On Record Trading Day Due To Risk Premium

"Will do oil. I I guess because because both the US benchmark West Texas intermediate it's called and the global indicator known as Brent crude ended the day up just shy of fifteen percent but here's the deal there is plenty of oil on the shelves as it were Saudi. Arabia has got some the US and other countries have their own reserves. There is supply to meet demand demand those higher prices then reflect something that maybe we ought to get used to talk about in global energy markets. Something called the risk premium from Washington marketplace's marketplace's. Scott Tong gets is going to some analysts oil buyers and sellers have been kind of asleep to energy risks in the Middle East in the past month tankers were attacked and pipelines pipelines were struck not much reaction until Saturday strike in Saudi Arabia says Halima Croft at RBC capital markets the market was very complacent place it about the degree of risk in this standoff involving Iran and the US allies and the RIM now. I almost cannot say how serious ethicist Saturday's apparently surgical strike on this essential artery creates one of the biggest disruptions ever to world supply jean-francois says neck at the Atlantic Council Council think tank says the attack warns oil markets that whoever targeted this fortified facility could hit it again the three different rings of defence and Al Qaeda never managed to past the first one I would imagine and that's the big surprises that they would be protected by Patriot missiles and they have not another risk is how long the Saudi facilities stays off line for the next three or four weeks. There's plenty in reserve but for a world that drinks one hundred million barrels of oil every day that cushion could go quickly says Jacques Rousseau at clearview energy partners. You know if this starts to drag into next year the world will have taken down their inventories. He's very substantially if world supply is still short then oil pump prices could double by some estimates and that's the new risk built into the higher price of oil what some call the Gulf premium on Scott Tong for

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Afghan Peace Deal Stumbles

PRI's The World

02:07 min | 3 years ago

Afghan Peace Deal Stumbles

"In afghanistan. The taliban have launched a wave of attacks this week suicide bombers in the the capital kabul leaving a trail of grief elsewhere in the country fullscale military assaults launched by the taliban on several regional capitals dozens dead and all of this taking place as a peace deal was announced in principle monday between the u._s. and the taliban yesterday the afghan the president's running-mate amrullah saleh denounced the deal on a stump speech taliban taliban away really solid called the u._s. taliban and deal a conspiracy. It is not peace. He said it is aimed at the division of afghanistan and we do not accept it nine former u._s. Ambassador have published a memorandum miranda to also share their concerns on the website of the atlantic council. Ryan crocker is one of them. He served as ambassador to both iraq and afghanistan a welcome back to the program ambassador <hes> why are so many afghans like the politician we just heard from. Why are they so concerned. The condition that the taliban set for conversations on a peace agreement years ago now head at the top of the list that they would negotiate only with the united states not with the government of of afghanistan which they considered a puppet regime after refusing to meet that condition for years the trump administration decided early this year that they would accept and that's how the talks have been unfolding sense not between the taliban and the government of afghanistan but between the the united states and the taliban that de legitimize is the afghan government that is why you see statement like this from amrullah solid a sentiment held by millions of afghans and do share the ambassador absolutely i liken this current process in this effort to reach an agreement with the taliban

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