New World Economic Forum Platform Brings Together Top Global Think Tanks to Address Geostrategic Challenges

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17 Oct 2017
2017
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Fon Mathuros, Head of Media, World Economic Forum, Tel.: +41 79 201 0211; fma@weforum.org

· The World Economic Forum launches a platform for top think tanks to share expert analysis of global and regional security issues with leaders from the public and private sectors

· New, and often contending, strategic narratives are shaping national, regional and global agendas

· Partners to provide strategic insights on critical geopolitical and geo-economic challenges

· Launch partners include the Atlantic Council, International Crisis Group, RAND Corporation, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

· For more information visit http://wef.ch/geostrategy

· Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/wefgeostrategy

Geneva, Switzerland, 17 October 2017 – The World Economic Forum launches its Global Platform for Geostrategic Collaboration to bring together leading policy research institutions (think tanks) to engage the global public on geostrategic challenges in a multipolar world.

It will feature research and analysis from the Atlantic Council, International Crisis Group, RAND Corporation, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, along with think-tank partners from China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Russia who will join later this year.

The platform aims to fill the urgent need for leaders and experts to understand the world through the eyes of their counterparts in other regions and find better ways to strengthen cooperation.

Experts will share their research on:

· International Security (future conflict domains, geostrategic competition, the rise of non-state actors, and the technological arms race)

· Nuclear Security (conflict zones and cyber threats)

· Geo-economics (economic sanctions and cyber disruption)

· Global Governance (regionalization as well as norm and interest asymmetry)

· Risks and Resilience (geopolitical risks and societal risks)

· The Fourth Industrial Revolution (security and conflict, and disruption to jobs and skills)

Lee Howell, Head of Global Programming, World Economic Forum, cautioned that “perceptions about geopolitics are often fragmented, biased or uninformed as a result of divisive social media and partisan fake news.”

“This new platform aims to educate leaders from all walks of life about strategic, global and regional security issues,” he said.

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