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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, Feb 27, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: A new pass to fly, the first COVAX vaccine shipment reaches Ghana, and the world’s collective trauma

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world that faces the prospect of mass trauma. What will start the healing?

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The WHO’s vaccine reassurance, a surge in US-China bickering, and the inequity of school closures

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A rough education for the world’s young generations.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: Vaccinations surpass infections worldwide, timelines to ‘normal’ emerge, and Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine goes global

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? Geopolitical implications from Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

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 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

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

International trade and Mercosur on its 30th anniversary: A foreign minister conversation

Online Event How can Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay cooperate on a joint effort toward post-COVID economic recovery? How can closer ties between the United States and Mercosur promote understanding and lead to new opportunities for hemispheric prosperity at this global turning point?

11:00am Americas Brazil Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 recovery: A partnership strategy for the Biden administration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Online Event An insightful conversation on the road ahead for US-Latin America relations and COVID-19 recovery in 2021, as well as the launch of our latest strategy paper for the Biden Administration in Latin America.

5:00pm Americas Coronavirus Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Recent events

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Pan-African partnerships advance continental vaccine access

On Tuesday, February 23, the Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on global vaccine inequality, featuring an esteemed panel of global health, finance, and advocacy leaders.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Pakistan’s economy and regional environment”

On February 12, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted an event on Pakistan’s economic and regional environment in a post-pandemic world.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

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.

Press and members call

Coronavirus

Connect with Atlantic Council experts

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:

  • Background briefings
  • On-the-record interviews
  • Broadcast appearances

Geopolitical strategy, security, and risk

Resilience and preparedness

Disinformation

Energy markets

Economy and business

Technology and innovation

Experts

Content

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

COVID-19 is exacerbating air quality issues to the detriment of India’s most vulnerable

The brief period of clean air during India's lockdown offered a glimpse of what can be gained by building a cleaner, more sustainable Indian economy. To explore how that can materialize, this piece will first examine the opposing ecological and economic impacts of India’s lockdown, and then pose policy recommendations that balance sustainability and economic growth.

SouthAsiaSource by Shashank Jejurikar

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

A three-step plan for reviving the transatlantic alliance

Reviving the transatlantic partnership will require more than the traditional close diplomacy, warm rhetoric, and lofty white papers. It will demand bold action that proves the United States and Europe can still accomplish major feats together.

New Atlanticist by Edward Fishman, Mark D. Simakovsky

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

CARICOM chairman: It’s time for a ‘reset’ in US-Caribbean relations

The world’s inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is threatening the Caribbean’s economic recovery, and climate change is quickly becoming an “existential threat” to all low-lying island states, warns Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Caribbean Climate Change & Climate Action

Sat, Feb 27, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: A new pass to fly, the first COVAX vaccine shipment reaches Ghana, and the world’s collective trauma

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world that faces the prospect of mass trauma. What will start the healing?

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Pan-African partnerships advance continental vaccine access

On Tuesday, February 23, the Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on global vaccine inequality, featuring an esteemed panel of global health, finance, and advocacy leaders.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Ukraine’s booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis

While businesses around the world are counting the cost of a year disrupted by the unprecedented challenges of the COVID crisis, Ukraine’s IT sector continues to go from strength to strength.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Pakistan’s economy and regional environment”

On February 12, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted an event on Pakistan’s economic and regional environment in a post-pandemic world.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The WHO’s vaccine reassurance, a surge in US-China bickering, and the inequity of school closures

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A rough education for the world’s young generations.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

European leadership: Transatlantic relations and the future of Belarus

The Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office organized a webinar on the topic of ”European Leadership: Transatlantic relations and the Future of Belarus”.

Event Recap

Belarus Coronavirus

Events

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 recovery: A partnership strategy for the Biden administration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Online Event An insightful conversation on the road ahead for US-Latin America relations and COVID-19 recovery in 2021, as well as the launch of our latest strategy paper for the Biden Administration in Latin America.

5:00pm Americas Coronavirus Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

International trade and Mercosur on its 30th anniversary: A foreign minister conversation

Online Event How can Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay cooperate on a joint effort toward post-COVID economic recovery? How can closer ties between the United States and Mercosur promote understanding and lead to new opportunities for hemispheric prosperity at this global turning point?

11:00am Americas Brazil Coronavirus Economy & Business

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