Shaping the post-COVID-19 world together

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

What world post-COVID-19? Three scenarios

This paper is a preliminary look at the geopolitical implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and sketches three scenarios for the possible direction of the global system post-COVID-19.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mathew Burrows, Peter Engelke

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Scenario 1:
Great accelerator downwards
Scenario 2:
China first
Scenario 3:
New Renaissance

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Fri, May 14, 2021

Reality Check #6: The consequences of an ‘America First’ vaccine policy

The Biden administration has been slow to distribute surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in need or to facilitate foreign manufacturing of vaccines, squandering a diplomatic opportunity and potentially endangering US security.

Reality Check by Evan Cooper, Mathew Burrows

China Coronavirus

Sun, May 9, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Say no to the dress tariffs

Marc Busch writes that to save on wedding dresses, trade policymakers need to get creative and consider dresses either sculptures or wearable art.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the global implications of Biden’s climate change agenda

On April 30, Foreign Policy published its 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 the Biden administration’s approach to tackling climate change, Biden’s acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide, and the US response to India’s surge […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s challenge to China and Congress

President Joe Biden described an array of challenges at home and abroad during a speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday to mark one hundred whirlwind days in office. To a socially distanced hall of masked dignitaries, Biden staked out ambitious domestic plans and placed them in the frame of broader competition with China to “win the 21st century.”

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing March 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

China Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

2025 Post-Covid Scenarios: Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the worst economic decline in Latin America and the Caribbean in two hundred years. In addition to its economic toll, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the region’s society and health systems. Although the region represents just 8 percent […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Pepe Zhang, Peter Engelke

Americas Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Pavel and Burrows in CNN: There will be no graceful exit from the Covid-19 pandemic

On April 16, 2021, CNN published an article by Barry Pavel and Dr. Mathew Burrows “There will be no graceful exit from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Article by Barry Pavel, Mathew Burrows

Coronavirus English

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Brooks in Write About Now on lessons from the pandemic

On April 14, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Max Brooks was featured on the Write About Now podcast on the pandemic and Minecraft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Education

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Schultz in TIME on US Troops and COVID-19 Vaccine

On April 5, Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr. Tammy Schultz wrote an article in TIME with Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) about vaccine hesitancy among US troops. Schultz and Moulton argue that this poses a threat to national security, risking infections among our armed services.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus National Security

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Stefanini in The New York Times: Vaccine ‘Fiasco’ Damages Europe’s Credibility

Stefano Stefanini was quoted in the New York Times on how the EU’s reputation has been impacted by its handling of the pandemic and its vaccination program.

In the News by Stefano Stefanini

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia