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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, Jan 15, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: Mistrust in government is bad news for vaccines, new variants foreshadow new waves, and workplaces are reinvented.

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the world’s workplaces are reimagined

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: A new pandemic adversary, challenges in 2021’s economic recovery, and some overlooked reasons for hope

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which there are glimmers of hope at the pandemic’s darkest hour.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: More vaccines bring more problems, Australia and China’s trade ‘beef’ intensifies, and the rise of resilient power

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which COVID-19 is redefining national power

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

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from COVID-19 and implications for the Biden administration

Online Event Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and his emphasis on combating the coronavirus, health security experts discuss the effects of COVID-19 on US critical infrastructure and the implications for the future of national security.

2:00pm Coronavirus Crisis Management Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection

Recent events

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Future of DHS Project examines the role of Congressional oversight in department reform

On Thursday, December 17, the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a panel of former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to discuss why now is the time to streamline congressional oversight of DHS.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

African outlook 2021: The Africa Center reflects on 2020 and looks ahead

African nations have mostly escaped the heavy death toll and hospital bed shortages faced by Western countries, but the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a disproportionately severe blow to the continent’s economic ambitions. Fortunately, robust collaboration between African public and private sectors, and particularly innovative financing measures from African development institutions—including members of the Africa Center’s […]

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Mo Ibrahim: Why Africa must emerge more resilient from the COVID crisis

A well-known Afro-optimist, Ibrahim has invested in the continent’s democratic progress and has focused on tackling practical governance issues. While the pandemic has exposed such problems across the world, he noted, one of its lessons is that Africa must be “more self-sufficient” and “resilient.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Africa 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.

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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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Content

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Reimagining a just society pt. 3 | A coming shift in perspective

In retrospect, the COVID-19 pandemic may mark a paradigm shift in global society if governments and their citizens worldwide today embrace its lessons, including many still emerging. One of these lessons concerns the dangers of ignoring knowledge we already had about interconnections between global public health, economic and national security, and ecological degradation.

GeoTech Cues by Carol Dumaine

Civil Society Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

A new national reinvestment fund could address the greatest threats facing the US

Make no mistake: As deadly and as disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic is, this disease is a harbinger of even worse crises that could follow if a broader danger is not recognized. That danger is a new MAD, not the mutually assured destruction of the Cold War and the existential specter of thermonuclear Armageddon, but massive attacks of disruption.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here's key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing December 2020

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

Blog Post

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: Mistrust in government is bad news for vaccines, new variants foreshadow new waves, and workplaces are reinvented.

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the world’s workplaces are reimagined

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s $1.9 trillion message to Congress

Joe Biden is unveiling a nearly two trillion dollar package aimed at beating back the pandemic and economic crisis. What’s the key thing to know?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Riaz in East Asia Forum: COVID-19 ails Bangladesh’s health, politics and economy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: A new pandemic adversary, challenges in 2021’s economic recovery, and some overlooked reasons for hope

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which there are glimmers of hope at the pandemic’s darkest hour.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Future of DHS Project examines the role of Congressional oversight in department reform

On Thursday, December 17, the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a panel of former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to discuss why now is the time to streamline congressional oversight of DHS.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

South Asia: The road ahead in 2021

The shadow of 2020 is likely to loom large over the coming year for South Asia, which faces unprecedented economic challenges, deterioration of democratic norms and institutions, and the existential threat of climate change.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Events

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from COVID-19 and implications for the Biden administration

Online Event Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and his emphasis on combating the coronavirus, health security experts discuss the effects of COVID-19 on US critical infrastructure and the implications for the future of national security.

2:00pm Coronavirus Crisis Management Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection

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