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Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Infections exceed two million in India; signs of possible slowdown in US infections

Coronavirus cases exceeded two million in India, where community volunteers quit, saying they can’t respond to infections in rural areas. Signs emerged that the spread of the virus may be slowing in the United States, while Latin America’s economy faces a long recovery from the pandemic.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Argentina reaches key debt deal amid COVID-19 downturn

Avoiding its ninth default, this deal opens avenues for renewed confidence in the government’s ability to continue to safeguard the economy while establishing a necessary long-term macroeconomic plan for Argentina.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Innovating around infrastructure: An interview with Africa50 CEO Alain Ebobissé

Watch Africa Center Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby's interview with Mr. Alain Ebobissé, CEO of the Africa50 infrastructure fund, on the role of infrastructure investment in post-COVID recovery, Africa50's own efforts to support African markets during this period, and reasons for optimism in light of African digitization efforts.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

The IMF, the World Bank, and South Asia in the face of COVID-19

Given the region’s deteriorating economic outlook, heavy funding from International Financial Institutions (IFIs) is crucial to prevent a prolonged public health crisis and financial woes. Unfortunately, this has not yet materialized.

New Atlanticist by Capucine Querenet

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Global deaths reach 700,000 as Vietnam battles infection rise and Melbourne hunkers down

The global coronavirus death toll now exceeds 700,000, with an estimate death every fifteen seconds. Infections spread in Vietnam, while the Australian city of Melbourne embarks on the toughest lockdown yet. But even in a pandemic people can’t forgo those little luxuries to keep them going—from coffee to bubble tea or burritos—Bloomberg says.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Extreme heat: What can be done to stop this “silent killer”?

While extreme heat is one of the planet’s clearest signals of global warming—last year was the world’s second hottest since 1880—it remains an invisible threat: a “silent killer” lurking in relatively clear view.

New Atlanticist by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, Africa needs another “London Moment”

Last month’s Group of Twenty (G20) finance ministers’ meeting proved that the international community is too cautious about helping Africa in its time of need. Is the G20 prepared to face the consequences of its inaction?

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

France second wave “highly likely”; UK includes London lockdown as a contingency

France faces the “highly likely” prospect of a second wave of infections in the fall or winter, while UK authorities include a London lockdown in their planning to deal with a new upsurge in cases. Australia plans to use big fines to punish those who flout measures to contain an outbreak in the state of Victoria.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus

Mon, Aug 3, 2020

How to overcome Ukraine’s IT industry brain drain

Ukraine’s booming IT industry is fueling the country's economic growth. The future of the sector depends on creating a professional climate that will convince talented young Ukrainian IT professionals to stay.

UkraineAlert by Bill Brown

Entrepreneurship Internet

Mon, Aug 3, 2020

Melbourne extends restrictions, a new phase in US; grim milestones in Latin America

Melbourne in Australia extended coronavirus measures still further, while the United States entered a new phase, with infections “extraordinarily widespread” in towns and rural areas. Latin America reached grim milestones but Pakistan presented grounds for optimism.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus

Events

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Practical steps societies can take to pilot data trusts

ONLINE EVENT – A live discussion on how societies can pilot Data Trusts for public good.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT