Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why the Moïse assassination is Haiti’s worst-case scenario

The murder leaves a power vacuum atop a country battling rampant crime and COVID-19—with no obvious succession plan in place. What’s going on in Haiti and how will it reverberate across the region?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Caribbean Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

The strategic importance of sending US vaccines to the Caribbean

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges across the world, it is having a disproportionate impact on countries in our hemisphere.

Issue Brief by Ambassador James Brewster, Wazim Mowla

Americas Caribbean

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward

Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]

Issue Brief

Americas Civil Society

Mon, May 24, 2021

The race to vaccinate: Chinese vaccines in Latin America and the Caribbean

Online Event A discussion on the hemispheric implications of Chinese vaccines and what it means for the road ahead for US-China relations and China-LAC relations.

4:00pm Caribbean China Coronavirus Latin America

Wed, May 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean

Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations.

In-Depth Research & Reports

Caribbean 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

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Latin America and the Caribbean’s post-COVID-19 outlook

Online Event Amid mass vaccine campaigns across Latin America and the Caribbean, this conversation centers on what might be in the region’s post-COVID-19 outlook.

1:00pm Caribbean Coronavirus Latin America

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The pandemic is a chance to reshape women’s roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

The economic crisis triggered by the pandemic has had unequal consequences across Latin America and the Caribbean, with women disproportionately affected. But the pandemic is an opportunity for the region to reshape women’s roles in the economy, politics, and society.

New Atlanticist by Eva Lardizábal

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises

On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Colombia, there is “good momentum to strengthen the bilateral relationship,” says Colombian President Iván Duque.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Colombia Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Transcript: After two centuries, the US-Colombia relationship is entering a ‘new chapter’

Colombian President Iván Duque, US Senator Roy Blunt, and US Senator Benjamin Cardin reflected on the two-hundred-year US-Colombia relationship and discussed the United States’ role in helping COVID-19 and migration strategies across Latin America.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Colombia Coronavirus

Geopolitical implications of coronavirus

As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to accelerate its spread worldwide, the international community is facing a global crisis with public health, geopolitical, and economic repercussions. Go beyond the headlines to access the Atlantic Council’s deep expertise in policy areas impacted by this growing global emergency.

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Highlight: Energy in the Americas

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

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Explore the NATO 20/2020 podcast series

NATO 20/2020 Podcast

NATO 20/2020 is a weekly podcast that explores 20 bold ideas to push NATO to be more visionary, more capable, and more self-evidently valuable to the security of more people.

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Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Reality Check #9: Ensure US security sector assistance serves US interests and values

The core assumptions underpinning US policy in the Middle East—ensuring oil flows, maintaining Israel’s security, preventing the rise of a dominant hegemon, and countering terrorism—have been upended by new realities.

Reality Check by Aude Darnal, Evan Cooper

Africa Conflict

Wed, Aug 4, 2021

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis: We need to become a ‘harder target’ for our adversaries

How do you strengthen an entire nation’s cyber defenses? That’s the task facing Inglis, who spoke about his priorities in his new White House role at the Atlantic Council.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Cybersecurity National Security

Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Hezbollah blames Lebanon’s economic collapse on the United States

One year from the August 4 Beirut port explosion, Lebanon continues to free-fall into utter dysfunction as it unravels under the pressure of its worst economic crisis in decades, high rates of COVID-19 infections, an indifferent political class, and Hezbollah's control over critical junctures of the Lebanese state.

Issue Brief by David Daoud

Americas Economy & Business

Fri, Jul 30, 2021

Securing digital infrastructure: How transatlantic partners can lead transformative investment in global connectivity

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Rep. Ro Khanna, and NSC Sr. Director Peter Harrell spoke at the Atlantic Council on challenges to securing infrastructure and the promise of a "trusted connectivity" approach.

Event Recap by Alyxandra Marine

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Jul 30, 2021

How the New Atlantic Charter can save the free world

To succeed, the Biden administration must bring on board other US allies and establish new institutions to turn these principles into action.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Ash Jain

International Norms International Organizations

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

CBDC Tracker, Lipsky, and Friedlander featured in Cheddar News

Read the full article here. Explore the CBDC tracker here.

In the News by The GeoEconomics Center

Digital Currencies United States and Canada

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

CBDC Tracker cited in Emerging Tech Brew

Read the full article here. Explore the CBDC tracker here.

In the News by The GeoEconomics Center

Digital Currencies United States and Canada

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Friedlander’s House Financial Services testimony on CBDCs quoted in Quartz

Read the full article here.

In the News by Julia Friedlander

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

The security of defense trade with allies: Enhancing contact, contracts, and control in supply chains

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.

Issue Brief by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

These military veterans are solving our energy and climate problems, one idea at a time

A series of policy papers focusing a host of topics from Just Transition policy in Colorado, to hydrokinetic energy in rural areas, to port decarbonization strategies, all written by the Atlantic Council's Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.

EnergySource by Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions