The Biden administration has been slow to distribute surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in need, squandering a diplomatic opportunity and potentially endangering US security.
After Czech officials exposed Russia's involvement in the 2014 explosions at the Vrbětice arms depot, diplomatic tensions have spiked. A Czech diplomat previews what's coming next.
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Building momentum for EU-US cooperation
Recap the event
The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, launches the EU-US Future Forum on May 5-7, 2021. The Forum is a unique convening of leaders and stakeholders exploring the most important elements of the EU-US relationship, including the coronavirus recovery, trade, foreign and security policy, technology and the digital transition, research and innovation, common values, and climate change.
Thu, May 13, 2021
There’s “hope and optimism” about the transatlantic policies that the United States and EU can create today, said Benjamin Haddad, but there are also “some concerns on some disagreements that have not disappeared with the [US presidential] election.”
Thu, May 6, 2021
In one of her first interviews since becoming a candidate for chancellor, the leader of the German Greens reveals her transatlantic agenda to the Atlantic Council’s EU-US Future Forum.
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Mon, May 10, 2021
Wendy Sherman joined the Atlantic Council’s EU-US Future Forum to discuss the Iran nuclear talks, NATO burden-sharing, and more. Here are the key takeaways.
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The EU-US Future Forum is a unique convening of leaders and stakeholders in dialogue to build a new transatlantic agenda and momentum for EU-US cooperation.
THE RACE FOR THE FUTURE OF MONEY IS ON
Digital payment systems are bringing millions of unbanked and underbanked online and closing inequality gaps in many developing economies. But the risks are clear – cyberthreats, fraud, illicit and untraceable money laundering. Should more governments step in and create Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)? What are China’s ambitions for the digital yuan? Our work will ask whether a transatlantic cooperative project can set new standards on digital currencies and ensure stable and transparent cross-border payments.
Fri, Feb 19, 2021
What precisely will the US Treasury Department do about the rise of digital currencies? Secretary Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell should quickly harness the potential of these evolving financial tools, including a US-backed digital dollar.
Sun, Feb 28, 2021
The Federal Reserve worries about being too hasty in introducing a digital dollar, given the stakes as the world’s reserve currency. The greater geopolitical danger, however, is how quickly the Fed is falling behind.
Digital currencies by Frederick Kempe
A global crisis
While global policymakers race to contain the coronavirus, the outbreak has already disrupted the global economy and challenged the strength of societies. The pandemic has transformed relations between countries and could trigger a significant shift in the international order.
Thu, Mar 25, 2021
If the United States truly wants to return to the world stage, as the Biden administration has promised, its diplomatic outreach must extend beyond its core allies. Vaccine diplomacy may be the best way for the United States to do just that.
Tue, Mar 16, 2021
COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Partnership Strategy for the Biden Administration
The United States has the opportunity to position itself as the most important partner for its neighbors by supporting the region’s sustainable and inclusive recovery.
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Thu, Apr 1, 2021
One year on since pandemic lockdown regulations were first introduced in Ukraine, have local authorities across the country learned the often tough lessons of the past twelve months?