Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America

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, Apr 7, 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, 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

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Partnership Strategy for the Biden Administration

The United States has the opportunity to position itself as the most important partner for its neighbors by supporting the region’s sustainable and inclusive recovery.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Jason Marczak and Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus Latin America

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

A conversation with President of Colombia Iván Duque and US Senators Roy Blunt and Ben Cardin

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A new government in the United States provides an opportunity to strengthen US-Colombia cooperation on many fronts. This high level-conversation discusses progress on key bilateral objectives and highlights the strategic importance of strong US-Colombia relations.

4:00pm Americas Colombia Coronavirus Latin America

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 recovery: A partnership strategy for the Biden administration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Online Event An insightful conversation on the road ahead for US-Latin America relations and COVID-19 recovery in 2021, as well as the launch of our latest strategy paper for the Biden Administration in Latin America.

5:00pm Americas Coronavirus Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

International trade and Mercosur on its 30th anniversary: A foreign minister conversation

Online Event How can Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay cooperate on a joint effort toward post-COVID economic recovery? How can closer ties between the United States and Mercosur promote understanding and lead to new opportunities for hemispheric prosperity at this global turning point?

11:00am Americas Brazil Coronavirus Economy & Business

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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Content

Sun, May 9, 2021

Four Mideast signs of change offer historic opportunity. Here’s how Biden can build on them.

A positive series of loosely connected events across the Middle East offers the best opportunity in memory for reducing tensions, ending conflict, building economic progress, and advancing regional integration.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Iran Israel

Fri, May 7, 2021

Wendy Sherman on the Iran nuclear talks, multilateral cooperation, and transatlantic data flows

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to talk about dealing with China and Rusisa, relations with Turkey, and the United States' strategy to reengage globally and with Europe.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Fri, May 7, 2021

Lipsky quoted in The Guardian on April jobs report

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In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business United States and Canada

Fri, May 7, 2021

Lipsky quoted in Forbes on surprising April jobs report

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In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business United States and Canada

Fri, May 7, 2021

Lipsky quoted in The Hill on surprising April jobs report

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In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business United States and Canada

Fri, May 7, 2021

Fried in Foreign Policy: A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia

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In the News by Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Fri, May 7, 2021

Friedlander and Fried quoted in Politico on picking a spot for Biden and Putin’s potential summit

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In the News by Daniel Fried, Julia Friedlander

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Fri, May 7, 2021

Fried’s tweet highlighted in Bloomberg on US-Russia relations

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In the News by Daniel Fried

Economy & Business Russia

Fri, May 7, 2021

Fried quoted in Bloomberg on how banks should approach doing business with US adversaries

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In the News by Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Fri, May 7, 2021

Fried quoted in The Economist on the Biden administration’s approach to dealing with Russia

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In the News by Daniel Fried

Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy

Events

Thu, May 13, 2021

Combatting corruption in the Northern Triangle: Prioritizing a whole-of-society approach

Online Event Amid democratic backsliding in El Salvador, this conversation focuses on pragmatic solutions to tackling corruption and strengthening rule of law in the Northern Triangle.

8:00am Corruption Latin America Northern Triangle

Tue, May 11, 2021

After the insurrection: De-platforming violent extremists – when, why, and why not

Online Event A panel discussion examining the banning, reduction, or restriction of extremist content by social media platforms and other digital service providers.

1:00pm Disinformation Extremism Rule of Law United States and Canada

Wed, May 12, 2021

What might the year 2035 bring for China’s trade with Latin America?

Online Event A forward-looking conversation exploring what the future may hold for the commercial relationship between China and Latin America and the Caribbean over the next fifteen years.

9:00am China Latin America Trade