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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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Sat, Jul 24, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The UK ‘pingdemic,’ the lambda variant, and a post-pandemic rebuild based on empathy

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the way we build the future will take some imagination.

The future is here by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Sat, Jul 17, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: France’s step back from normal, South Korea’s slow down, and the urban exodus we didn’t see

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the great metropolises of the Western world are still standing, despite this major pandemic myth.

The future is here by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The global path to normalcy, the Delta variant’s threat, and the pandemic-era exodus to the outdoors

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which a pandemic-era exodus to the outdoors may change the way we live, even in normal times.

The future is here by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

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 Europe Center

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

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Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Event recap: “REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs”

Overall, the pandemic transformed how we look at the needs of micro-entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and those within the informal sector. It amplified the need to address the inequality within communities while also pushing various sectors, including commercial and non-profit, to push the boundaries on what recovery means. COVID-19 gave businesses opportunities to stand up for the most vulnerable. In doing so, the REVIVE alliance has helped set the stage for a new, resilient normal.

Event Recap by Ayra Khan

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, May 17, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Bangladesh’s politics, economy, and healthcare”

An event recap/analysis on the wide-ranging conversation hosted by the South Asia Center on the future of Bangladesh’s economic, political, and healthcare landscapes in the context of the evolving COVID-19 landscape.

Event Recap by Kaveri Sarkar

Bangladesh Civil Society

Wed, May 5, 2021

Event recap | Achieving healthy communities and economic renewal

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00am EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “How We Can Achieve Both Healthy Communities and Economic Renewal”. The panel included Mona Nemer, chief science advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister; Philippe Gillet, chief scientific officer with SICPA; Luukas Ilves, head of strategy with Guardtime; Daniella Taveau, principal of Bold Text Strategies; and Declan Kirrane, the managing director of ISC Intelligence in Science.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

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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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Energy markets

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David Bray

Director, GeoTech Center and GeoTech Commission

GeoTech Center

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Content

Mon, Jul 26, 2021

Fernandes on Forbes India: Health diplomacy needs an update

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Corruption

Sat, Jul 24, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The UK ‘pingdemic,’ the lambda variant, and a post-pandemic rebuild based on empathy

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the way we build the future will take some imagination.

The future is here by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Can we distribute the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic more equitably?

This piece follows three business owners in India whose livelihoods have been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. All of them are participants of the REVIVE initiative by Samhita.

SouthAsiaSource by Iti Bhargava and Ojas

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Sat, Jul 17, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: France’s step back from normal, South Korea’s slow down, and the urban exodus we didn’t see

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the great metropolises of the Western world are still standing, despite this major pandemic myth.

The future is here by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Warrick testifies for the House Committee on Homeland Security

Forward Defense and Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East programs Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick testifies for House Committee on Homeland Security.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on how the WTO can tackle vaccine scarcity and global recovery

The unequal global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is fragile, warned World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and “there’s one thing behind that all: The issue of vaccine equity.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Event recap: “REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs”

Overall, the pandemic transformed how we look at the needs of micro-entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and those within the informal sector. It amplified the need to address the inequality within communities while also pushing various sectors, including commercial and non-profit, to push the boundaries on what recovery means. COVID-19 gave businesses opportunities to stand up for the most vulnerable. In doing so, the REVIVE alliance has helped set the stage for a new, resilient normal.

Event Recap by Ayra Khan

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Okonjo-Iweala’s remarks on vaccine distribution analyzed in Financial Times

Read the whole article here.

In the News by GeoEconomics Center

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Sat, Jul 10, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing June 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Belarus China

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The global path to normalcy, the Delta variant’s threat, and the pandemic-era exodus to the outdoors

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which a pandemic-era exodus to the outdoors may change the way we live, even in normal times.

The future is here by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy