Shaping the post-COVID-19 world together
Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?
Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era? The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed pressure points in the global order and threatens to unravel the rules-based international system. This paper examines the geopolitical implications of the pandemic by identifying key strategic shocks and tensions exacerbated by the virus. It also identifies uncertainties for the global order and provides policy recommendations for how the United States and its allies should address the pandemic.
A global strategy for shaping the post-COVID-19 world
The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. With cooperation, determination, and resolve, however, the United States and its allies can recover from the crisis and revitalize an adapted rules-based system to bring about decades of future freedom, peace, and prosperity.
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In the NewsJun 10, 2021
Stefanini in POLITICO: Europe asks – can Biden put his money where his mouth is?
By Stefano Stefanini
Ambassador Stefano Stefanin was quoted in POLITICO on how Biden has set the stage and the ball is in Europe's court to take advantage of the reset in transatlantic relations.
In the NewsJun 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.
In the NewsMay 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.
In the NewsMay 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.
Reality CheckMay 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.