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Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Costa Rica legalized same-sex marriage. Where does the rest of Latin America stand on marriage equality?

As Costa Rica becomes the first in Central America to take this step toward equality, it remains to be seen who will be next to turn the Inter-American Court on Human Rights’ opinion into action.

New Atlanticist by Isabel Kennon

Civil Society Human Rights

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Trump’s G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war

US President Donald Trump wants to invite Vladimir Putin to the next G7 summit, despite the Russian leader's refusal to end the aggression against Ukraine that led to his initial suspension from G8 in 2014.

UkraineAlert by Yuliia Popyk

Conflict France

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Executive summary: The virus and global order

The COVID-19 pandemic is having dramatic effects on everyday life, but its geopolitical implications could prove to be even more profound. The pandemic is exacerbating and unleashing pressure points in the global order, including intensified US-China competition, that could fundamentally reshape geopolitics.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, and Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The role of Russia and the Russian language in post-Karimov Uzbekistan

Hardening on language policy at the expense of the Russian language is a significant reversal from Karimov’s tacit encouragement of pluralism.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer Murtazashvili

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

‘Maximum pressure’ on the economy won’t change Iran’s behavior

Even when the Iranian leadership has had to make strategic decisions and change its policies, the economy was only one of many considerations and not, necessarily, the primary one.

IranSource by Raz Zimmt

Iran Middle East

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Syrian opposition: Move, disband, or do the bidding of others

Recent events inside Syria pose a question: Can the Syrian opposition outside Syria play a constructive political role if the regime begins to wobble or topple?

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed pressure points in the global order and threatens to unravel the rules-based international system. This paper examines the geopolitical implications of the pandemic by identifying key strategic shocks and tensions exacerbated by the virus. It also identifies uncertainties for the global order and provides policy recommendations for how the United States and its allies should address the pandemic.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, and Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The world order will need a post-COVID rethink, Turkish VP says

Oktay stressed that the world has changed dramatically since the onset of the pandemic, and will provide opportunities and challenges that all world leaders should be careful not to ignore.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus 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

Fri, May 29, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford in Foreign Policy: What is the goal of US competition with China?

On May 29, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they debate the goals of US competition with China. Kroenig argues the United States should seek to make Beijing a responsible stakeholder in a rules-based international system. […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China India

Events

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

A conversation with Iraq’s former foreign minister Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim

ONLINE EVENT — A discussion with Iraq's most recent former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim moderated by Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim.

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Jun 8, 2020

NATO 2030: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on strengthening the Alliance in a post-COVID-19 world

#ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – As COVID-19 accelerates existing global trends and tensions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses how the Alliance is embracing this new normal and preparing for the next decade and beyond.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Why Ukraine can’t keep waiting for justice

ONLINE EVENT – Judicial reform is an essential step on Ukraine's path to progress. So why does the issue keep stalling in Kyiv?

8:00am ONLINE EVENT