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Mon, Apr 27, 2020

IMF managing director urges more global action to soften coronavirus’ economic toll

As the global economy continues to absorb the shock of the coronavirus pandemic, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged policymakers to commit more money to recovery efforts. “Do as much as you can,” she said on April 27, “then do a little bit more.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus will worsen Venezuela’s emergency, interim president says

“This right now is an unprecedented emergency,” Guaidó said during an April 23 event with the Atlantic Council moderated by journalist and CBS news contributor María Elena Salinas. “Venezuela cannot survive both a pandemic and a famine,” he explained.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

NATO’s defense depends on mobility

Military mobility—the ability to move massive amounts of troops and military equipment across territory and national borders rapidly—has warranted increasing attention from NATO policymakers over the last few years, but significant legal, diplomatic, and logistical challenges still need to be overcome—not to mention the sudden impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We have made some real progress,” explained US Army Europe Commander General Christopher Cavoli, “but there is a bit of work left to be done.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer


David A. Wemer is associate director, editorial, at the Atlantic Council, where he writes, edits, and produces the Council’s short-form written content. Prior to his work at the Atlantic Council, Wemer was DC program coordinator for the Eisenhower Institute. In 2018, Wemer was the director and managing editor of the Fellowship Program at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, where he previously served as the 2016 Europe Fellow. In 2014, Wemer interned in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Office of International and Interagency Relations.

In addition to Council publications, Wemer’s writings have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Diplomatic Courier, Charged Affairs, Euractiv, The Kyiv Post, The Daily Star Lebanon, Real Clear Defense, and Real Clear World. His analyses and reporting have also been cited in numerous outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, National Public Radio (NPR), Vox, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Slate, Quartz, Al-Jazeera, The National Review, The Daily Beast, Project Syndicate, and The Washington Times.

In 2013, Wemer was awarded the American Historical Association’s Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for his work on economic transition in Slovakia. Wemer received a MSc in European Union politics from the London School of Economics, a certificate in Russian politics from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, and a BA from Gettysburg College.