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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Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Singh joins GW IIEP to discuss India’s trade policy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Busch in The Hill: US whiskey and wine exporters brace for a summer of tariffs

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the potential for EU tariffs on US whiskey and wine highlights the political nature of retaliatory tariffs and effectively rules out a tariff exclusion for the products.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Keys to African recovery: Vaccines, debt, and commodities

In the wake of COVID-19, African markets are consumed by uncertainty about the economic recovery. Because of its large population—1.2 billion people—developments in Africa will weigh heavily on the world. The recovery from COVID-19 in Africa will depend on three factors—vaccines, debt, and commodities.

AfricaSource by Rabah Arezki

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

The end of the Gulf rift may not signal the end of Turkey-Qatar relations

Early this year, changing regional power balances drove Qatar and the GCC bloc to a normalization agreement, almost four years after the imposition of an embargo on Qatar. During that time, Qatar and Turkey developed an increasingly close and multifaceted relationship. Although cutting military ties between Qatar and Turkey had been on the original list of demands issued by the Saudi led bloc, don't expect any in Turkey-Qatar relations.

TURKEYSource by Meliha Benli Altunışık

Defense Industry Economic Sanctions

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Decoupling/reshoring versus dual circulation: Competing strategies for security and influences

Increasing competition between the US and China, on issues ranging from trade to technology, is leading to a bifurcation of the global economy into two systems. How do the different strategies (decoupling vs dual circulation) pursued by the US and China match up?

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

China Digital Policy

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

From Myanmar to Iran: Kroenig and Ashford debate Chinese influence around the world

On April 2, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss vulnerabilities to the global trading system, China’s preferences for what happens in Myanmar, and the consequences of China imposing retaliatory sanctions […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economic Sanctions

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Lipsky in NBC News: The stuck ship in the Suez Canal has been freed. But there’s more chaos to follow.

Read the full op-ed here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Africa’s real strategic import for the green economy

Among its efforts to address climate change, the Biden administration has laid out an ambitious agenda for a clean energy revolution. This will require significant quantities of raw materials. And here the African continent has an important role to play.

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Supply chains and semiconductors: The need for US diplomacy

Any effort to revitalize the US’s to domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity would be incomplete without diplomacy. US allies such as Taiwan and South Korea remain global leaders in semiconductor manufacturing. If the U.S. wants to rejoin them, the Biden administration should deepen investment ties with Taiwan and South Korea and find ways to bring them closer to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.

Blog Post by Jeremy Mark

China Defense Technologies

Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Busch in The Hill: US should challenge Mexico’s ban on glyphosate and genetically-modified corn at the WTO

Marc Busch writes that the United States needs to take a potential trade dispute with Mexico to the WTO to pursue a science-based approach to trade, but that WTO reform might be necessary first.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas Economy & Business


Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Relaunching the transatlantic trade agenda

Online Event A discussion of the different options to relaunch the transatlantic trade agenda featuring the recently published Issue Brief "Relaunching the Transatlantic Trade Agenda: a European Perspective".

9:00am European Union International Markets Trade

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

POSTPONED: Future Foreign Policy series featuring Jeremie Waterman and Daniel Rosen

Online Event This Future Foreign Policy event, moderated by Bloomberg's Nick Wadhams, explores the implications of decoupling from China from the vantage point of a recent US Chamber of Commerce report, "Understanding U.S.-China Decoupling: Macro Trends and Industry Impacts."

1:00pm China International Markets Trade