Fri, Jun 18, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The G7’s pandemic plans, a ‘variant of concern,’ and alarm bells in Africa

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which Africa faces lasting pandemic and vaccination problems.

Coronavirus Alert by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Education

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

How Russia, China, and Iran will shape Afghanistan’s future

Each country in the region has specific interests that influence its engagement in Afghanistan’s future, and the relations of regional powers demonstrate the realpolitik at play.

New Atlanticist by Nilofar Sakhi

Afghanistan China

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward

Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]

Issue Brief

Americas Civil Society

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: A political ‘wake-up call’ for Latin America

Where will Pedro Castillo take Peru? What does his victory mean for the Latin American left and global investors? Our experts break down how the barefoot candidate will govern.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the NATO communiqué

But what were they really saying amid all the jargon? And what was missing? Atlantic Council experts combed through the document and left their insights in the margins.

New Atlanticist by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Biden-Putin summit review: Good news for Ukraine?

Few countries were as anxious as Ukraine ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but can Kyiv regard the outcome as favorable?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The secret to NATO’s survival: Get political

Why has NATO failed to be an effective political forum and what signs of progress must emerge from this week's summit? There are six core areas to watch over the next eighteen months.

New Atlanticist by Jamie Shea and Michael John Williams

Conflict Defense Policy

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: The Biden-Putin staredown

The meeting was far shorter than anticipated but touched on everything from the Arctic and Ukraine to cyberattacks and human rights. Did Biden or Putin come away with any wins? Can US-Russian relations ever be “stable and predictable,” as Biden desires?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity International Organizations

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Tensions mount between Belarus dictator and Kremlin

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's harsh crackdown on anti-regime protests has made him increasingly dependent on the Kremlin, but could Moscow be preparing to use him as a geopolitical pawn?

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Moldova

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Dagres in The Guardian: “Iran’s next president will ride a wave of voter apathy into power”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Iran


Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Vaccines for the Caribbean: Why it matters for the United States

Online Event A discussion on the US domestic and geopolitical importance of sending vaccines to the Caribbean.

1:00pm Caribbean Economy & Business Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jun 21, 2021

What Iran’s election results portend

Online Event Following the June 18 presidential elections in Iran, a panel of experts discuss the political landscape and the ballot’s regional and international implications.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT Elections Iran Middle East Politics & Diplomacy