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Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s insights & impact through these stories of how our regional and thematic programs are making a difference not only in shaping how we view global issues but also in shaping their outcome.

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus

On February 11, 2020 the DFRLab hosted “Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus,” a timely series of panels on the potential geopolitical and economic consequences of Coronavirus, and how misinformation about the crisis may influence its impact.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

China Disinformation

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

US energy priorities abroad: A conversation with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Atlantic Council hosted newly appointed US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for a public address and moderated discussion about US government energy priorities abroad.

Program Impact Story by Global Energy Center

Panel of speakers

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

On February 4, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted an event showcasing the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute’s most recent report, Global Status of CCS 2019: Targeting Climate Change, in tandem with a lively discussion about the current status of carbon capture and storage (CCS), the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, as well as the role of CCS facilities in global decarbonization.

Program Impact Story by Global Energy Center

Latest commentary and analysis

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Lebanon’s collapse is Hezbollah’s slow unraveling

Hezbollah has been working for years on integrating itself into the Lebanese state. Now that the country is falling apart, Hezbollah’s assimilation into the state apparatus, which was initially meant to protect the organization against international pressure, could pose a direct threat to the group’s future.

MENASource by Mona Alami

Coronavirus Middle East

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Addressing Hungary’s coronavirus emergency legislation

Many in Europe and the United States who consider themselves friends of Hungary have struggled over what to do with what can be increasingly interpreted as an authoritarian drift in that country. Hungary was one of the early leaders of Central Europe’s democratic transformation after its overthrow of communist rule in 1989; this is the tradition we would prefer to be celebrating today. Instead, we struggle to find a way forward.

New Atlanticist by Denise Forsthuber and Daniel Fried

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

While he stems the spread of the coronavirus, Orban is spreading the virus of illiberalism.

Viktor Orban had the opportunity in the last weeks to choose between becoming a statesman or a general. He opted for the latter. One wishes him well in dealing with the crisis. But this last decision is not really about handling the crisis.

New Atlanticist by András Simonyi

Coronavirus European Union

Latest in-depth research and reports

gtc food empty shelves

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: Global food security during COVID-19

Much has been written about the economic consequences of such policies; less attention, however, has been paid to emerging issues like food security in the age of a global pandemic. Food security is certainly a crucial issue because COVID-19 is also a crisis of logistics – whether it is with regard to necessary medical equipment, labor availability, or food supplies.

GeoTech Cues by Sara-Jayne Terp

Civil Society Coronavirus
AI Policy Primer 2020 Peter

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

AI, society and governance: An introduction

AI’s increasing range of applications are having real-world consequences, both positive and negative. Those consequences, in turn, have animated spirited and at times emotional debates about how governments can craft policies to come to grips with a world increasingly shaped by AI.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Peter Engelke

China Digital Policy

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Making the most of Prosper Africa: Leveraging US competitiveness in African markets

Global powers are jockeying for access to opportunities in African markets. In this environment, how can the United States ensure US commercial success in Africa?

Report by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Economy & Business

Content

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Charai in the National Interest: How Morocco is taking on coronavirus

Moroccans have learned that to reach the horizon beyond the deadly virus that they must address the equality gap among themselves. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in the National Interest on how Morocco is taking on the coronavirus.

In the News by Ahmed Charai

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Nooruddin quoted in Newsweek: India’s Modi Set To Supply Hydroxychloroquine To U.S. After Trump Threatens ‘Retaliation’

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus India

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 12: Real Estate in Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Robert Manning in Global Times about the necessity of US – China cooperation on Coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Mat Burrows quoted in Politico Nightly Coronavirus Special Edition

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Nooruddin and Shahid’s New Atlanticist post on COVID-19 in Bangladesh reviewed by The Dhaka Tribune, “An overview of the scale of Bangladesh’s Covid-19 crisis”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Warrick quoted in FedScoop on Future of DHS Project

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Atlantic Council Future of DHS Project mentioned in POLITICO

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Atlantic Council Future of DHS Project mentioned in ExecutiveBiz

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Cybersecurity

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Grundman joins Aviation Week podcast on defense implications of COVID-19

Steven Grundman joins Aviation Week editors to discuss "What COVID-19 Portends for Defense, Now and in the Future."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Defense Policy