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

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Charting a course in Chad: Implications and analysis

On Thursday, April 29, the Africa Center hosted a private roundtable on the evolving situation in Chad, featuring US, French, and Chadian perspectives.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Lukashenka’s succession gambit: Kremlin capitulation or power play?

Alyaksandr Lukashenka either just made a bold and brazen power play vis-a-vis Russia or he began laying the groundwork for Moscow's ultimate takeover of Belarus. Whatever the truth is, the stakes are enormous.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Crisis Management

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Hope amid a ‘window of uncertainty’ for Afghanistan

“The Taliban have a choice to make at this time; they can, in fact, be pragmatic or they can be permanent pariahs,” former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said at the launch of the "Transatlantic charter on Afghan sovereignty, security, and development."

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

2025 Post-Covid Scenarios: Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the worst economic decline in Latin America and the Caribbean in two hundred years. In addition to its economic toll, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the region’s society and health systems. Although the region represents just 8 percent […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Pepe Zhang, Peter Engelke

Americas Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: After the death of its president, Chad is on the brink

After three decades in power, Chadian President Idriss Déby was killed following clashes with insurgents, state media announced Tuesday. What’s next for the country after the fall of its long-ruling autocrat?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Africa Crisis Management

Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Why growing Chinese-Russian common cause poses Biden’s nightmare

This past week, Russia and China simultaneously escalated their separate military activities and threats to the sovereignty of Ukraine and Taiwan respectively. This unfolding great power drama couldn’t come at a worse time for the Biden administration. Yet that is probably the point for Putin and Xi, as they look to gain advantage before Biden can secure surer footing through policy reviews and by staffing up key leadership positions.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Crisis Management

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

What if Russia invades Ukraine (again)? Consider these options for sanctions escalation.

Whatever Putin’s intentions, the Kremlin’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda has not been so loud since 2014. The United States and its allies need to respond in order to prevent a major military escalation at worst and at least blunt Putin’s effort to gain political advantage through intimidation.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Crisis Management Economic Sanctions

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

FAST THINKING: Did the Iran nuclear talks just blow up?

Iran’s ability to enrich uranium for potential use in nuclear weapons may have suffered a severe blow on Sunday after an explosion knocked out power at its Natanz nuclear site, while indirect talks continue in Vienna around reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Will the explosion blow up those negotiations? And what will its impact be on Iran itself and the country’s nuclear program?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Iran

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

FAST THINKING: Russia’s making military moves in Ukraine. What’s it up to?

Russia is massing military forces on its border with Ukraine and in Crimea. Seven years after Russia first invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea, how did we get to this new point of peril? And what should we expect next?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Russia