Fri, Jul 10, 2020

WHO experts head to China, where copper appetite may show recovery in economy

An advance party of World Health Organization experts headed to Beijing to set the groundwork into the search for the origins of coronavirus, while pandemic-weary American were told to take more precautions as infections increase. Copper production may show that China’s economy is recovering.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council


Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Experts dissect Iran regime’s disinformation campaign as COVID-19 worsens

How much Iran’s 84 million people actually know about events inside their own country is debatable, given Tehran’s heavy-handed censorship and a global disinformation campaign that blames all crises, including COVID-19, on foreigners and perceived enemies of the regime.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Disinformation

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Coronavirus chaos reigns at front line checkpoints in Russian-occupied Ukraine

A climate of confusion over coronavirus-related checkpoint crossing procedures is creating havoc and adding to the hardships of civilians living close to the front lines of the Russo-Ukrainian War.

UkraineAlert by Eric Fritz

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Christopher Preble co-hosts Net Assessment podcast episode on COVID-19 and US global leadership

In the News by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Brazil, India, and US cases rise; silver mist on subways may deter virus in Tokyo

Coronavirus cases continued to increase in Brazil, India, and the United States, as cases worldwide now top 12 million. Authorities worldwide took measures from face-mask orders to mandatory spraying Tokyo subway trains with a fine mist of virus-deterring silver and limits to students’ return to school.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

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Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Past, present, and prospective: The demographic dividend opportunity in Arab youth

Over half of the population of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 25. While often referred to as the “youth bulge” and seen as a challenge that needs to be dealt with, young people in the region have the potential to yield a “demographic dividend” that can present […]

Issue Brief by Nicole Goldin, PhD

Education Middle East

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Distributed solar and batteries will power a more inclusive economic recovery in developing countries

A reliable supply of electricity is crucial for responding to the COVID-19 health crisis and boosting economic activity. Governments in many developing countries already struggle to provide their citizens with enough high-quality electricity to satisfy demand. The additional constraints the COVID-19 crisis places upon utilities, and national economies in general, can make the delivery of reliable electricity even harder. However, distributed solar energy and battery storage can provide reliable, affordable, and pollution-free power globally, while also creating jobs that incorporate local talent—especially from groups underrepresented in the labor market such as women and low-income workers.

EnergySource by Sandra Chavez

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Ukrainian resorts see 30% growth as coronavirus crisis boosts domestic tourism

With international travel still heavily restricted due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Ukraine's Black Sea holiday resorts are experiencing a major boost as Ukrainians spend their vacations closer to home.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Ukraine

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Manning quoted in Axios on COVID-19, trade, and disruptive technology

Addressing developments related to the coronavirus, this Axios Future article references Robert Manning's two recent Atlantic Council reports on the fragmentation of global trade and the challenges wrought by emerging technology.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Why AMLO’s meeting with Trump is important

The expectations for AMLO’s first international trip are inevitably high, especially given the timing amid the worst multi-dimensional crisis in recent history but also coming just a week after the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force. For the United States, the meeting and the ensuing side-by-side pictures will send strong signals to the region and the world that US-Mexico ties are in a good place.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Coronavirus Mexico


Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Trade in the post-COVID-19 global economy: A conversation with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – How can we expect world trade to adapt post-COVID? How can countries better prepare for future shocks, like another pandemic? How can the WTO and national governments work together to build more resilient post-pandemic trade linkages?


Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Priorities for investment and rebuilding the Donbas

ONLINE EVENT - How does a region known globally for conflict chart a new, constructive path forward? How can Ukraine convince foreign investors to invest in a war-torn region with dodgy courts?


Mon, Jul 13, 2020

COVID-19 in the Middle East: An opportunity to improve public health?

ONLINE EVENT - Discussion co-hosted with the United Nations Development Program's Regional Bureau for Arab States on public health challenges in the Arab world amid COVID-19.