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As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, the Atlantic Council is providing timely commentary and in-depth analysis about the implications of the crisis politically, economically, and socially and providing frameworks for global solutions to tackle the emergency.

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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: COVID-19 as the next flu, the pandemic’s impact on retirement, and empowering women in Africa

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world that demands more economic opportunities for women, for the sake of development in Africa.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Human Rights

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: A US resilience strategy, China’s trade boost, Europe’s new wave, and the pandemic’s threat to democracy

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which democracies reign supreme—if there are many left.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Human Rights

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: A new prediction for back-to-normal, passes for safer travel, and a power shake-up in the Mediterranean

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? We may be looking at scrambled power dynamics across the Mediterranean region.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Latin America

From the DFRLab

From the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

From the Africa Center

As the novel coronavirus spreads across Africa, experts from the Africa Center respond to the pandemic’s wide-ranging implications.

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From the GeoTech Center

From the Future Europe Initiative

As the novel coronavirus spreads across Europe, experts from the Future Europe Initiative respond to the pandemic’s wide-ranging implications.

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From the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

As the world contends with the coronavirus, our experts explore the widespread geopolitical implications and develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address them.

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From the South Asia Center

As the countries of South Asia cope with COVID-19 outbreaks, over a billion people struggle daily with strained public health systems, unprecedented economic disruption, growing government surveillance and lasting uncertainty of what the future will bring. The pandemic’s outbreak impact on regional geopolitics, economics, security and governance will have deep and lasting ramifications for years to come.

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From the Global Energy Center

As the coronavirus spreads and countries work to address the economic repercussions of the pandemic, Global Energy Center experts analyze the impacts of the crisis on global energy markets and the clean energy transition.

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Atlantic Council events on coronavirus

Upcoming events

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Resilience and recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT – The Polish V4 Presidency and the Atlantic Council bring experts from the US and Central Europe together to outline challenges and opportunities on the path to post-pandemic resilience and recovery.

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT SERIES

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Securing the next century of US – Romanian partnership

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT – Experts from the US and Romania gather to outline key challenges and opportunities for growth, prosperity, and security, both in the Black Sea region and Europe more broadly.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT

Recent events

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Future of DHS Project identifies new threats to the homeland

On Wednesday, September 9, the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice launched the Future of DHS Project Final Report, building on its Key Findings and Recommendations released in August. Following the report release, Forward Defense hosted three panels of distinguished speakers to discuss the future of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a changing threat landscape.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

China Coronavirus

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

Central America economic reactivation: Finding opportunities in a COVID-19 world

On September 29, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted an event to discuss Central America’s economic reactivation in the context of COVID-19 and how countries can take advantage of the demographic bonus of a large working-age population, attract nearshoring opportunities, and renew momentum towards regional integration.

Event Recaps

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Event recap: “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on South Asian Economies” with the US Embassy in Delhi

On September 3, 2020, the US Embassy in Delhi hosted a webinar about the effects of COVID-19 on the regional economies of South Asia, featuring Dr Irfan Nooruddin, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Press call

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Oil market meltdown: Price wars, coronavirus, and energy geopolitics

Last week’s breakdown of OPEC+ meetings in Vienna has turned a demand side driven decline in oil prices caused by the impacts of Coronavirus into an oil price war between two oil producing giants, with US shale production the ostensible target. If the standoff continues, however, the price war might ultimately do more harm to the Saudi and Russian economies. With increasing uncertainty about the depth of Coronavirus’ impact on global growth, the price war might also contribute to a sharp decline in the global economy. Helima Croft, David L. Goldwyn, Jean-Francois Seznec, Anders Aslund, and Randolph Bell discuss ongoing market volatility, the origins of the crisis, what’s next for US shale, and the implications of it all for energy and geopolitics

Event Recap

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: The global, domestic, and local impacts of the coronavirus on economies, risk, and communities

As the coronavirus continues to infect patients at a rapid rate, global markets have been jolted and local communities are being forced to take extraordinary measures to limit the spread of the virus. What is the latest on the US response? How will China’s economy—the world’s second largest—be impacted in the short- and long-term? What do businesses need to be thinking about as they confront a possible pandemic? And how are local communities in the US preparing? Thomas Bossert, Leland Miller, Chris Snider, James Murley, and Kathy Baughman McLeod​​​​​​​ unpack the latest on the response to the coronavirus and its deepening impacts.

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The Atlantic Council has experts covering all areas of the current and potential future geopolitical implications of the coronavirus. To connect with any of our experts, members of the media can view our experts’ bios by issue area below and contact the Council’s media relations team at [email protected] to arrange:

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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: COVID-19 as the next flu, the pandemic’s impact on retirement, and empowering women in Africa

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world that demands more economic opportunities for women, for the sake of development in Africa.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

In the News: Sara-Jayne Terp’s quest to quash misinformation

"She's also cautiously optimistic about the strength of the network that's under assault. On her road trip, Terp says, the more she drove, the more hopeful she became. ­People were proud of their cities, loved their communities. She saw that when people have something concrete to fight for, they are less prone to end up in phantom battles against illusory enemies. “You have to involve ­people in their own solution,” she says. By creating a world where misinformation makes more sense, Terp hopes more people will be able to reject it."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Let them eat debt: The G20’s disappointing response to the pandemic in developing countries

On the crucial issue of support for poor countries struggling against the economic impact of the global pandemic, officials described meetings as memorable largely for displays of US-China tension, rather than policy substance.

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa China

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Warrick and Future of DHS Report quoted in Washington Post on DHS pandemic response

On October 20, Forward Defense’s Future of DHS report and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Tom Warrick were quoted in a Washington Post article on the absence of DHS in the coronavirus response. The article includes findings from the report, including the economic and health costs of the US response.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

The United States and Central Europe: A road map for a democratic post-pandemic agenda

“The United States and Central Europe: A Road Map for a Democratic Post-Pandemic Agenda” outlines these themes and advocates for a common US-Central European agenda in seeking a better post-COVID-19 world.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Daniel Fried, Jakub Wiśniewski, Denise Forsthuber, Alena Kudzko

Central Europe Coronavirus

Sat, Oct 17, 2020

NBU Governor: Ukraine’s robust banking sector is poised for privatizations

The Ukrainian banking sector has passed the coronavirus test and proven that it has never been in more robust shape. This bodes well for a series of planned privatizations of state-owned banks.

UkraineAlert by Kyrylo Shevchenko

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: A US resilience strategy, China’s trade boost, Europe’s new wave, and the pandemic’s threat to democracy

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which democracies reign supreme—if there are many left.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

COVID-19 and British unity

The coronavirus crisis is straining British unity as officials in the North of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland clash with Boris Johnson's government over lockdowns and economic support measures.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Honoring global leaders and unsung heroes in a time of world crisis

As the devastating global public health and economic crises of the coronavirus pandemic continue, the Atlantic Council took time on October 14 to celebrate two stewards of the global economy and a legendary performer and philanthropist for their leadership in helping their fellow global citizens.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Dr Fernandes’ CHD Group wins ASSOCHAM NGO Award 2020

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Events

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Securing the next century of US – Romanian partnership

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - Experts from the US and Romania gather to outline key challenges and opportunities for growth, prosperity, and security, both in the Black Sea region and Europe more broadly.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Resilience and recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - The Polish V4 Presidency and the Atlantic Council bring experts from the US and Central Europe together to outline challenges and opportunities on the path to post-pandemic resilience and recovery.

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT SERIES