Issue BriefJul 28, 2021
The security of defense trade with allies: Enhancing contact, contracts, and control in supply chains
By James Hasik
The COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of "Buy American" policies have cast doubt on the ability of foreign suppliers to provide crucial defense goods and services to the US Department of Defense in times of crisis or conflict. Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik recommends the expansion of security of supply agreements (among other measures) to fully leverage the defense-industrial bases of US allies and partners and best support US security priorities.
TradeWorldJun 1, 2021
Transatlantic tariffs, national security, and geopolitical priorities
By Barbara C. Matthews
The United States and the European Union announced this week the initiation of a negotiation process aimed at eliminating US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe by the end of the year. The move reflects the promised rapprochement between the Biden/Harris administration and European allies, assuaging European irritation at having the metal industry […]
New AtlanticistApr 30, 2021
Raising ambitions: How Latin America and the Caribbean is tackling the climate crisis
By Valentina Sader
The Americas are a crucial player in coordinated efforts to tackle global climate change, so we asked experts from the Atlantic Council and elsewhere to lay out what’s next.
In the NewsMar 27, 2021
Busch in The Hill: US should challenge Mexico’s ban on glyphosate and genetically-modified corn at the WTO
By Marc L. Busch
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.
ReportDec 8, 2020
Spotlight: The Biden-Harris Administration and the future of supply chains in the Americas
By Juan Carlos Baker, Maurice Bellan, Christina Conlin, Kerry Contini, Reagan Demas, Ildefonso Guajardo, Landon Loomis, Jason Marczak, Manuel Padrón-Castillo, Anne Petterd, Shunko Rojas, Lisa Schroeter, Alison J. Stafford Powell, Joyce Smith, Jennifer Trock, Omar Vargas, Carlos Alberto Vela-Treviño
The month of November 2020 marked a turning point for the United States as voters cast their ballots at rates not recently seen in a US election. The historic race saw around 65 percent of the voting population in the United States participating, the highest in more than one hundred years. With three hundred and […]
Event RecapsJul 14, 2020
US-Mexico ties: A post-official working visit readout
By Cecilia Godoy
On June 9, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit to Washington, DC—the president’s first international trip as head of state. Experiencing economic contraction and public health crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both presidents highlighted the bonds that unite their countries […]