Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America


Jan 4, 2022

Spotlight: Latin America and the Caribbean – Ten questions for 2022

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

The year 2022 will be one of change across the Western Hemisphere. So, what might or might not be on the horizon?

Brazil Caribbean


Dec 9, 2021

Colombia’s president: The US helped Colombia through COVID-19. Now it’s time for the next phase of cooperation.

By Atlantic Council

Duque listed opportunities for the United States to invest in Colombia and improve economic opportunity in the country—and Cardin and Blunt reiterated the United States’ willingness to continue its two-hundred-year partnership with Colombia.

Colombia Coronavirus


Dec 8, 2021

A plan for Colombia’s COVID recovery and why it matters for the United States

By Atlantic Council US-Colombia Task Force

The continuity of Colombia’s prosperity and role as a key US partner depends, in part, on the country’s ability to swiftly recover from COVID-19. In 2020, lockdowns and mobility restrictions led to a major recession in Colombia, exacerbating unemployment, poverty, and pre-existing inequalities.

Americas Civil Society

Highlight: Energy in the Americas




Jan 17, 2022

Countering the growing Russian naval threat in the Black Sea region

By Skyler Blake

With Russian President Vladimir Putin currently threatening to escalate his eight-year war against Ukraine, it is now vital to implement an effective NATO security strategy for the Black Sea region.

Conflict Maritime Security


Jan 14, 2022

Western weakness has emboldened Putin and invited Russian aggression

By Tinatin Khidasheli

The West's weak response to repeated instances of Russian aggression in the ex-USSR has emboldened Vladimir Putin and created today's European security crisis, says former Georgian defense minister Tinatin Khidasheli.

Conflict European Union

New Atlanticist

Jan 14, 2022

Top Ukrainian official: Get the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the US together

By Dan Peleschuk

Andriy Yermak, chief of staff to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, appeared at an Atlantic Council Front Page event Friday to discuss his country's security at a perilous moment.

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Jan 14, 2022

Jain quoted in The Hill on US reputation abroad after Jan 6

On January 8, Scowcroft Center director for democratic order Ash Jain was quoted in The Hill discussing the January 6 insurrection’s impact on America’s image and role in the world, as allies question the resilience of American democracy and adversaries seek to exploit US democratic deficits.

China Elections

Fast Thinking

Jan 13, 2022

FAST THINKING: A big week of diplomacy with Russia is over. What’s Putin’s next move?

By Atlantic Council

Is war in Europe more likely after this week's diplomatic flurry? Our experts weigh in on what to expect next.

Crisis Management NATO


Jan 13, 2022

Russia Crisis: War fears mount as West rejects Putin’s ultimatum

By Peter Dickinson

A week of high-stakes meetings between Kremlin officials and their US, NATO and OSCE counterparts has failed to defuse tensions in Eastern Europe or reduce the threat of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Conflict NATO

In the News

Jan 13, 2022

The CBDC Tracker, GeoEcon research and testimony cited throughout the UK House of Lords report on Central Bank Digital Currency

By GeoEconomics Center

Read the full report here

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

Blog Post

Jan 13, 2022

State of the Order: Assessing December 2021

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

Conflict Coronavirus


Jan 13, 2022

Up, up, & away: Global stock growth in 2022

By Niels Graham

In 2022 stock markets generating impressive returns in despite uncertainty over the pandemic. Market gains will likely continue into 2022.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jan 12, 2022

The CBDC Tracker was featured in Market Insider discussing a Bill to limit the Fed’s ability to issue its own digital currency

By GeoEconomics Center

Read the full article here

Digital Currencies Economy & Business