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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, Apr 30, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: Predicting Latin America’s future, how some plan to reopen, and the pandemic’s impact on education

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? Children in rich countries will return to school, while children in the poorest countries will be hit the hardest.

Coronavirus Alert by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Education

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: India’s ‘storm,’ a hike in post-pandemic carbon emissions, and the challenge that lies ahead for local bookstores

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? Bookstores attempting to achieve a small miracle: embrace digital while building physical community.

Coronavirus Alert by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The pandemic’s role in Iran’s elections, the breakthrough cases we all feared, and the era’s lessons for science

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A faster pace for science across the globe.

Coronavirus Alert 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 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, May 11, 2021

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

Online Event The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosts a conversation on the future of Bangladesh’s economic, political, and healthcare landscapes in the context of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

10:00am Bangladesh Coronavirus Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy

Recent events

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

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

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Event recap | The geopolitics of emerging tech during the pandemic

A GeoTech Hour with panelists sharing insights on lessons learned, ongoing challenges, and requisite next steps to be taken when considering the intersection of geopolitics, modern technologies, and COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

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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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:

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  • On-the-record interviews
  • Broadcast appearances

Geopolitical strategy, security, and risk

Resilience and preparedness

Disinformation

Energy markets

Economy and business

Technology and innovation

David Bray

Director, GeoTech Center and GeoTech Commission

GeoTech Center

Experts

Content

Thu, May 6, 2021

Annalena Baerbock on a ‘transatlantic green deal’ and German strategies in facing Russia and China

Baerbock, a candidate for chancellor of Germany, spoke at the EU-US Future Forum about her plans for boosting US-Germany relations, the future of Nord Stream 2, mitigating climate change, and more.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Thu, May 6, 2021

Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki on the COVID comeback, the Three Seas Initiative, and where the US is falling short

The Polish leader joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to discuss ways to improve the transatlantic relationship, and the challenges and opportunities in Central Europe.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, May 5, 2021

Slovak President Čaputová on EU-US pandemic recovery, the green transition, and digital regulation

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová said that resilience in the midst of major challenges is key and that the United States and European Union will need to work together to improve it.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Central Europe Climate Change & Climate Action
resilience, society

Mon, May 3, 2021

A transatlantic agenda for homeland security and resilience beyond COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disclosed the importance of resilient power – a society’s capability to absorb unexpected major shocks, handle and adapt to these, and then, most importantly, bounce back. As the pandemic still rages, endurance has become a major challenge for individuals, institutions, companies, and societies. It emphasizes another dimension of resilience: it is not only about how fast society is able to bounce back and recover at a certain moment, but also how it can withstand repeated shocks over time.

Report by Anna Wieslander

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: Predicting Latin America’s future, how some plan to reopen, and the pandemic’s impact on education

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? Children in rich countries will return to school, while children in the poorest countries will be hit the hardest.

Coronavirus Alert by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Education

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the global implications of Biden’s climate change agenda

On April 30, Foreign Policy published its biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the Biden administration’s approach to tackling climate change, Biden’s acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide, and the US response to India’s surge […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Event | 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

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s challenge to China and Congress

President Joe Biden described an array of challenges at home and abroad during a speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday to mark one hundred whirlwind days in office. To a socially distanced hall of masked dignitaries, Biden staked out ambitious domestic plans and placed them in the frame of broader competition with China to “win the 21st century.”

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

The Biden administration must incorporate India’s provincial elections in West Bengal and Assam into its South Asia foreign policy

Away from India's awful COVID-19 scenes playing out are elections Washington should not ignore. The ongoing state elections in India’s east, specifically the states of West Bengal and Assam, are characterized by dynamics central to today’s India and their results will have long-lasting implications for national politics. The fanning of toxic identity politics, compromising of democratic institutions, the worrisome rise of COVID-19 cases, and the effect on foreign relations are aspects of these elections that deserve Washington’s serious attention.

SouthAsiaSource by Rudabeh Shahid and Kaveri Sarkar

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Chaudhary joins the American Pakistan Foundation to discuss Dr. Ali Khan’s book “The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind’s Gravest Dangers”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Education

Events

Tue, May 11, 2021

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

Online Event The Atlantic Council's South Asia Center hosts a conversation on the future of Bangladesh’s economic, political, and healthcare landscapes in the context of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

10:00am Bangladesh Coronavirus Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy