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Sat, Mar 21, 2020

How the U.S. can avoid COVID-19’s geopolitical perils

We’re only in the opening scenes of this epic COVID-19 drama, which will continue without intermission. The Chinese rebound could prove to be a welcome twist in the plot. Imagine the far-happier ending, however, if the United States and its global allies manage to join forces globally even as they isolate socially.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Coronavirus

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Ambassadors call for global cooperation to meet coronavirus challenge

While societies around the world struggle to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), political leaders must continue to collaborate on solutions to mitigate the public health and economic effects of the virus.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus East Asia

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

What the G20 needs to do to combat the global coronavirus economic crisis

The stakes for the upcoming G20 virtual summit are quite high. Either it succeeds in presenting a plausible global approach to deal with the pandemic and its impact, thus stabilizing public confidence and financial markets, or it can leave the world rudderless in the storm.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus G20

Upcoming events

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Ukraine’s economy in the time of the coronavirus

Public Event Following a political reshuffle and the outbreak of COVID-19, the Ukrainian hryvnia is now falling, compelling the National Bank of Ukraine to intervene. Once again, Ukraine needs an International Monetary Fund program, but will it be able to conclude such a program fast enough?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform International Financial Institutions Macroeconomics

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Defense, survival, and fiction: Implications of COVID-19

Public Event ONLINE EVENT – Max Brooks joins the Scowcroft Center for a virtual ‘fireside chat’ on the lessons of fiction for disaster preparedness, pandemic prevention, and national defense in the era of COVID-19.

5:00pm ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Security & Defense

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The Russian-Saudi oil war: $15 per barrel?

Public Event With increasing uncertainty about just how deep of a wound the novel coronavirus will inflict on the global economy, what will be the effect of a Russian-Saudi oil war?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with Fatih Birol: COVID-19 and the future of the energy system

Public Event ONLINE EVENT – What are the medium and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on global energy markets? Join Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency for a virtual fireside chat on the future of energy markets in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The Return of Great Power Rivalry: A virtual panel discussion

Public Event ONLINE EVENT – A virtual discussion of great power competition between the US, Russia, and China, and a consideration of themes from Dr. Matthew Kroenig’s new book, The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT China Russia United States and Canada

Recent events

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Unity among allies in the fight against the coronavirus

As the global community ramps up efforts to counter the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the United States and its allies and partners are taking extraordinary steps to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. As these measures are put into effect, widescale quarantines are disrupting life for millions, the economy is facing its greatest challenge in over a decade, and longstanding geopolitical relationships are in the spotlight. How can the United States and its closest allies work together most effectively to combat this growing crisis? What lessons can we learn from countries at the leading edge of this fight in order to reduce the toll among our citizens and those of our closest friends? Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, and Barry Pavel unpack these questions and discuss the latest on the ground in Europe and Singapore.

Press and members call

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Latin America’s response to COVID-19


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