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Tue, Jul 7, 2020

A global strategy for shaping the post-COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. With cooperation, determination, and resolve, however, the United States and its allies can recover from the crisis and revitalize an adapted rules-based system to bring about decades of future freedom, peace, and prosperity.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Rebecca Katz, Matthew Kroenig, Josh Lipsky, Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Trade and financial fragmentation: New challenges to global stability

There is greater uncertainty today about the future of global trade than at any time since the post-World War II trading system was created seven decades ago. This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic froze much of the world economy; the health crisis has added a new layer of uncertainty. We are at a historic inflection point: the global trade regime urgently needs renovation and updating to meet new challenges, yet it is fraying and fragmenting.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Robert A. Manning

China Digital Policy

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Emerging technologies: new challenges to global stability

The world may be fast approaching the perfect storm, with the intersection of two major global trends. At a moment of historic transition, when the post-WWII and post-Cold War international order is eroding amid competing visions of world order and renewed geopolitical rivalries, the world is also in the early stages of an unprecedented technological transformation

In-Depth Research & Reports by Robert A. Manning

China Cybersecurity

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Hudson joins Voice of America to discuss the trial of alleged Sudanese war criminal Ali Kushayb at the International Criminal Court

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa International Organizations

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

The Trump administration’s plan to upend the WTO

Now the WTO may be confronting a true existential threat brought on by the Trump administration, even at a moment when COVID-19 has severely limited its activities and its “leader,” Director General Roberto Azevedo, announced his departure a year before the end of his term. This new threat comes in the form of an announcement by the US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer that the administration plans to “reset” its tariffs, which have been bound at an average rate of roughly 3.4 percent as the result of decades of give-and-take trade negotiations.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

International Organizations Trade

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

European Leadership and the Corona Crisis: Geopolitical Effects on Northern Europe

On June 15, 2020, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Nordic Office, organized a seminar on the topic of ”European Leadership and the Corona Crisis: Geopolitical Effects on Northern Europe”. The public seminar was attended by experts from all around Europe, representing parliaments, governmental institutions, political parties, think-tanks and […]

Event Recap

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Managing expectations for WTO reform

The search for a new leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is in full swing. Soon, attention will turn to reforming the institution. Expectations need to be managed now.

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

International Organizations Trade

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card?

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Linscott in Law360: US Could Better Effect WHO Reform From Within

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Organizations Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 29, 2020

Trump has escalated his confrontation with China. Here’s what that means.

During a news conference at the White House on May 29, US President Donald J. Trump rebuked China for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and alleged violation of Hong Kong’s sovereignty. The US president argued that China’s behavior has endangered US economic interests and national security.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Coronavirus