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COVID-19 in Latin America

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Latin America

Given its proximity to the United States, an economically vibrant and healthy Latin America is in the interest of the next US administration. Now, more than ever, it is important for the United States to lean in on Latin America as a strategic partner and continue growing its existing economic, social, and political ties for mutual benefit.

Elections 2020 by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Honoring global leaders and unsung heroes in a time of world crisis

As the devastating global public health and economic crises of the coronavirus pandemic continue, the Atlantic Council took time on October 14 to celebrate two stewards of the global economy and a legendary performer and philanthropist for their leadership in helping their fellow global citizens.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: A new prediction for back-to-normal, passes for safer travel, and a power shake-up in the Mediterranean

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? We may be looking at scrambled power dynamics across the Mediterranean region.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Latin America

Tue, Oct 6, 2020

Central America economic reactivation: Finding opportunities in a COVID-19 world

On September 29, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted an event to discuss Central America’s economic reactivation in the context of COVID-19 and how countries can take advantage of the demographic bonus of a large working-age population, attract nearshoring opportunities, and renew momentum towards regional integration.

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Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 2, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: Global vaccine access, an innovation boom, and resilience in Latin America

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? We may be looking toward a more resilient Latin America as countries and organizations are teaming up to rebuild better after today’s crises.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Latin America

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Central America Economic Reactivation in a COVID-19 World: Finding Sustainable Opportunities in Uncertain Times

By: María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, María Fernanda Bozmoski, and Domingo Sadurní Contributing authors: Enrique Bolaños and Salvador Paiz Foreword As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, countries around the world face an unprecedented test: concurrent public health and economic crises coupled with the resulting political and social reverberations. In Central America, the […]

Issue Brief by María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, María Fernanda Bozmoski, and Domingo Sadurní

Americas Coronavirus

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

UNGA 75: A new era of economic cooperation to secure our shared future

ONLINE EVENT – Leaders will virtually convene at UNGA 75 amid a global public health crisis and economic contraction. This annual gathering must bring new attention to how the global system can help Latin American and Caribbean countries in their recovery.

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

IDB president warns of a looming COVID debt crisis in Latin America, but also highlights opportunities

Actions taken throughout the region to control not only the pandemic, but also “the spread of poverty [and] the spread of unemployment,” have “increased debt to households, to governments, and to businesses,” Moreno explained, while the restrictions of movement and commerce imposed to curb the spread of the virus will make it more difficult for Latin American economies to cope with this debt once the initial phase of the crisis is over.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Future of Work

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Latin America during and after COVID-19: A conversation with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Many Latin America and the Caribbean countries have responded with unprecedented policies to combat the multi-dimensional threats of COVID-19. What should be the role of international institutions like the IDB to accelerate a regional recovery?

3:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Argentina reaches key debt deal amid COVID-19 downturn

Avoiding its ninth default, this deal opens avenues for renewed confidence in the government’s ability to continue to safeguard the economy while establishing a necessary long-term macroeconomic plan for Argentina.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform

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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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Latin America

Given its proximity to the United States, an economically vibrant and healthy Latin America is in the interest of the next US administration. Now, more than ever, it is important for the United States to lean in on Latin America as a strategic partner and continue growing its existing economic, social, and political ties for mutual benefit.

Elections 2020 by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

2020 election scenarios: Implications for American foreign policy

The outcome of the US presidential election in November will reverberate throughout the world. It will have a direct impact on US allies and partners, as well as structural implications for the global system. Will the United States continue to play its post-World War II international leadership role? Or will Washington continue its steady retreat from international commitments?

Issue Brief by Ash Jain, Barry Pavel

China Elections

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

How to defeat Iranian and Russian cyber operations against the US election

Instead of offering general reassurances, the directors of national intelligence, the FBI, and cybersecurity should tell all Americans they have it in their power to hand Russia and Iran a strategic defeat. Vote early.

Elections 2020 by Thomas S. Warrick

Cybersecurity Disinformation
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Tue, Oct 27, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: October 27, 2020

After Voluntad Popular's National Coordinator abandoned the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas, pro-Maduro Twitter accounts promoted hashtags to influence Twitter’s conversation

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Enhancing US-Japan cooperation on clean energy technologies

Japan’s pledge to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 presents an opportunity to expand the robust US-Japan energy partnership into additional clean energy areas. But with a stark divide on energy policy in the United States, how can the US-Japan energy partnership appeal to disparate visions of the energy transition and is politically durable? In the wake of Japan's net-zero announcement, the Global Energy Center is launching this new report, "Enhancing US-Japan cooperation on clean energy technologies," which explores how the United States and Japan can increase the politically durable foundation for clean energy cooperation to their already robust energy partnership.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Reed Blakemore, David W. Yellen

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Apocalypse almost: Remembering the missiles of October

Maintaining a strong, relevant military is vital. However, we should maintain an “off ramp” to prevent the adversarial aspects of international competition from provoking a future military confrontation.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

DFC Caribbean trip demonstrates new US emphasis on region

Optimizing economic opportunity in our hemisphere remains the best bulwark against insecurity, illicit activities, and violence. The United States’ renewed interest in promoting commercial investment and opportunities are positive signs that real progress can be made in this vital region.

New Atlanticist by Vicki Assevero

Caribbean International Markets

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Plugging into the future: the electric vehicle market outlook

In the News

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Eurasia

Easy answers to the Eurasia region have long eluded both a Trump administration and Vice President Biden when he served in the Obama administration—will an electoral victory now give the next US president the momentum needed to manage these foreign policy challenges?

Elections 2020 by Eurasia Center

Belarus Conflict

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Warrick quoted on election security in AP

Thomas Warrick, the former deputy assistant secretary of homeland security for counterterrorism policy and and nonresident senior fellow with Forward Defense, was quoted in an AP article on risks to election security and the role of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency (CISA) within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in countering those threats.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Events

Mon, Nov 9, 2020

The Blue Economy: A global agenda to explore, protect, and develop ocean resources

ONLINE EVENT– Five maritime experts join the Scowcroft Center and its Forward Defense practice area for a virtual discussion on the Blue Economy and how the United States can sustainably and responsibly cultivate international cooperation in this arena.

1:30pm ONLINE EVENT

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Strengthening global safeguards and security in an advanced nuclear age

ONLINE EVENT - The Atlantic Council and Third Way co-host a virtual event on the global market for advanced nuclear technologies and the safeguards and security mechanisms critical to ensuring US reactors are ready to compete.

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT