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The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Wed, Nov 25, 2020

What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations

On repeated occasions, President-elect Biden has characterized Colombia as the “keystone” of US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, maintaining that, if elected president, restoring the alliance between the United States and Colombia will be among his top foreign policy priorities.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-Montoya

Colombia Corruption

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Why the G20 should do more for financial inclusion

As our societies build back better after the pandemic, vulnerable populations cannot be left behind. Financial inclusion will be crucial to making the global recovery more sustainable and its benefits more widely shared.

New Atlanticist by Emilie Bel

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: It’s Yellen for Treasury

Janet Yellen could face an economy devastated by the coronavirus and the haphazard response to it in Washington. Josh Lipsky provides insight into how she might manage a difficult recovery.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Financial Regulation

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s trade policy should focus on Europe, not Asia or the Pacific

Marc Busch argues that despite the recent news of a trade deal in Asia, improving trade with Europe should be President-Elect Biden's priority, and offers ideas for negotiation with the European Union.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Building bridges across the Three Seas

The CESEE countries would be justified by gradually moving away from indiscriminate policy support to better targeted strategic policy resource allocation and growth-enhancing infrastructure projects.

New Atlanticist by Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition

As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.

Report by John Blocher

Central Europe Defense Policy

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Record Asian trade deal is ‘wake-up’ call for Biden about declining US global leadership

The Biden administration has made as one of its top priorities the reinvigoration of common cause alongside global partners and allies. Reversing current trends, however, needs to begin with an understanding of where US “no-shows” have been most significant.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

International Financial Institutions International Organizations

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

The Trump administration can still seal a trade deal with India—and cement a legacy

An agreement may not be objectively huge in scope but it should be deemed sufficiently significant in resolving difficult market access issues on both sides, warranting a rapid conclusion during this lame-duck moment.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

India Trade

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

From debt relief to restructuring: The G20 wakes up to reality

As the pandemic-induced global recession continues to batter African economies, the Group of Twenty (G20) governments have sidestepped the pressing need for assistance to countries hardest hit by the downturn. Instead, they have focused on aligning their interests in preparation for the next stage of the region’s deepening crisis: the restructuring of unsustainable debt burdens.

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Fiscal and Structural Reform

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Manning in The Hill: A gaping hole in US Indo-Pacific strategy

In the News by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

Events

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Cross-Strait Seminar: The future of US-Taiwan economic relations

Online Event As geopolitical tensions heat up on the Taiwan Strait amid the intensification of US-China competition, Washington and Taipei are taking unprecedented steps to deepen bilateral trade relations.

2:00pm China East Asia Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

The incoming US administration and the future of supply chains in the Americas

Online Event With supply chains across the Americas highly impacted by the destabilizing effects of 2020, how can the United States and its partners and allies in the Americas work together to advance trade integration in the Western Hemisphere?

2:00pm Economy & Business Latin America Trade