Shaping the post-COVID-19 world together

Issue briefs and reports

Jul 7, 2020

What world post-COVID-19? Three scenarios

By Mathew Burrows, Peter Engelke

A preliminary look at the geopolitical implications of the pandemic and possible directions for the global system after the still-unfolding crisis.

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Shaping the post-COVID-19 world together
Scenario 1:
Great accelerator downwards
Scenario 2:
China first
Scenario 3:
New Renaissance

Content

In the News

Jun 3, 2021

Ortagus discusses Biden’s approach to China and Iran on Fox News

By Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Center senior advisor Morgan Ortagus was featured on Fox News’s Special Report on Thursday, June 3, to discuss the origins of COVID-19 and the Iran deal. She urged Western nations to demand a credible investigation into the outbreak of COVID-19 and argued against reviving the Iran nuclear deal.

China Coronavirus

In the News

May 31, 2021

Burrows quoted in the Financial Times: How Biden came around to the Wuhan lab-leak theory

By Atlantic Council

On May 31, Dr. Mathew Burrows was quoted in a Financial Times article about Biden’s decision to direct intelligence services to investigate the origins of COVID.

China Coronavirus

Blog Post

May 20, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing April 2021

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

Afghanistan China

In the News

May 15, 2021

Siegel in the National Interest on curbing Covid-19 cases

Forward Defense Program Assistant Julia Siegel wrote an article in the National Interest on the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus National Security

In the News

May 15, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s support of the TRIPs waiver gives new life to a false narrative

By Marc L. Busch

Marc Busch writes that President Biden's support for an intellectual property for COVID-19 vaccines presents more risk than opportunity, and that real progress will come from revamping the WTO's pharmaceutical agreement.

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Reality Check

May 14, 2021

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

By Evan Cooper, Mathew Burrows

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.

China Coronavirus

In the News

May 9, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Say no to the dress tariffs

By Marc L. Busch

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

China Coronavirus

In the News

Apr 30, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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 […]

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Fast Thinking

Apr 29, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s challenge to China and Congress

By Atlantic Council

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.”

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Blog Post

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.

China Coronavirus