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Sat, Mar 7, 2020

Coronavirus is already changing the world

The first returns are in regarding how the coronavirus episode might change the world. No doubt the virus is a curse, but it also could be a blessing if politicians and voters heed its lessons. As Winston Churchill said on the cusp of World War II, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Shahid co-chairing at the Rethinking Civil Society Project, University of York, discussing the CAA and NRC in India

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India

Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Global investors underestimate downside economic risks

Global investors are being overly complacent about downside economic risks, aggravated by but not limited to the growing impact of coronavirus. They are underestimating the forces that are changing the very nature of the world economy – a growing degree of “deglobalization” in the face of US-Chinese decoupling. At the same time, they are overestimating the power of monetary and fiscal stimulus to keep the global economic party going.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Economy & Business

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

The case for high state salaries in Europe’s poorest country

As the top manager of a flagship state-owned Ukrainian company, Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky has been publicly vilified for his high salary - but he argues that competitive incomes are the only way to beat institutionalized corruption.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Populism

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Shahid in The Globe Post: What Drives Ethnic Cleansing in Post-Colonial South Asia?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Migration

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Boris Johnson’s next act: Saving the UK

Prime Minister Johnson – who famously craves both public attention and a place in history – won the former and a shot at the latter through a British election victory this week that was the most convincing conservative victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987. To save the United Kingdom itself, however, he must reverse course, or at least amend direction, on much of what he has said and done to win in the first place.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Russian influence in Venezuela: What should the United States do?

On June 20, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and its Eurasia Center co-hosted a public event to discuss the extent of Russian involvement in Venezuela, Moscow’s motivations and possible next moves, and how the United States should react. As a wave of international and domestic support for a democratic transition is sweeping […]

Event Recap by Domingo Sadurni

Economic Sanctions English

Fri, May 31, 2019

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: The United States needs alliances to confront challenges

“The world is a mess,” Albright conceded. But to sort out the large problems we are facing, the way forward is to join together, she argued, not to continue to drift apart.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

International Norms Populism

Wed, May 29, 2019

Lithuania shuns populism with the election of a pro-EU president

Lithuania's presidential election has demonstrated the maturity of its electorate, who were not swayed by populism or extremism.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

Elections Northern Europe

Sun, May 26, 2019

The 2019 EU elections

A collection of Atlantic Council pieces on the European parliamentary elections.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Elections European Union