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The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. What is the current state of the pandemic? Can the US and its allies find a way forward and act cooperatively to recover? What scenarios await us in the post-COVID world? What strategies should the US, its allies, and partners pursue to rejuvenate a post-pandemic rules-based global system?
Please join Ambassador Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, and D-10 Ambassadors from Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific for a high-level discussion on the state of the global pandemic and cooperation among allies to defeat the virus, followed by a panel with leading experts to discuss strategies and scenarios to shape a post-COVID future. The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security will host this timely conversation on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.
This event will feature the launch of a three-part Atlantic Council paper series on assessing the geopolitical implications of COVID-19, analyzing future scenarios for the global order, and developing a strategy for shaping the post-pandemic world. The first two papers, What world post-COVID-19? Three scenarios and Taking Stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?, are already available on the Atlantic Council website. The third paper, A Global Strategy for Shaping the Post-COVID-19 World, will be launched at the event.
The event will be entirely virtual, and participants will receive a link to participate via Zoom upon submitting their RSVP. Make your voice heard on Twitter using the hashtag #StrongerPostCOVID.
The D-10 Ambassadors Roundtable brings together Washington-based ambassadors from ten leading democracies for a regular series of consultations, organized by the Atlantic Council, on global challenges.
Participating D-10 Officials:
- Ambassador Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator, White House Coronavirus Task Force
- Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos, Ambassador of Australia to the United States
- Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
- Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States
- Ambassador Lee Soo Hyuck, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States
- Mr. Ricklef Beutin, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Germany
- Mr. Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan
- Mr. Michael Tatham, Deputy Chief of Mission, British Embassy
- Mr. Martin Loken, Minister for Political Affairs, Embassy of Canada
Issue Brief Jun 1, 2020
Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?
By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, and Barry Pavel
The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed pressure points in the global order and threatens to unravel the rules-based international system. This paper examines the geopolitical implications of the pandemic by identifying key strategic shocks and tensions exacerbated by the virus. It also identifies uncertainties for the global order and provides policy recommendations for how the United States and its allies should address the pandemic.