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COVID-19 in Latin America

New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2021

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera: COVID-19 solidarity offers hope for tackling climate change

By Nick Fouriezos

The Chilean leader joined other political, business, and health leaders at the annual conference hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center alongside the United Nations General Assembly. 

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Fast Thinking

Jul 7, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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?

Caribbean Coronavirus

Issue Brief

Jun 28, 2021

The strategic importance of sending US vaccines to the Caribbean

By Ambassador James Brewster, Wazim Mowla

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

Americas Caribbean

Issue Brief

Jun 18, 2021

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

By Camila Hernandez, Jason Marczak

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 […]

Americas Civil Society

Highlight: Energy in the Americas

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Venezuela Policy Bites

Oct 22, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Red de Apoyo launches #VenezuelaNecesitaAcuerdos campaign

The Red de Apoyo launched their first campaign in October using the hashtag #Venezuela NecesitaAcuerdos to raise awareness about the importance of promoting a negotiated solution to address Venezuela's political and humanitarian crisis.

Latin America Venezuela

In the News

Oct 22, 2021

Quirk offers suggestions for addressing threats from fragile states in Biden’s 2022 National Security Strategy

By Atlantic Council

On October 17, the National Interest published an article by Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Patrick Quirk offering steps the Biden administration can take in its 2022 National Security Strategy to minimize threats posed by fragile states. In the piece, Quirk discusses these threats – from non-state armed groups that fuel instability to corruption that weakens fragile state […]

Conflict Corruption

In the News

Oct 22, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford assess China’s new hypersonic missile test

By Atlantic Council

On October 22, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford assessing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss China’s new FOBS delivery system amid the country’s broader nuclear buildup, debate the viability of lasting arms control, and outline implications […]

Arms Control China


Oct 22, 2021

US and EU must react to escalating global energy crisis

By Anders Åslund

Recent mistakes by Germany, the EU, and the United States on gas policy are potentially disastrous and will have major costs unless all three parties urgently rethink their positions and address the growing energy crisis.

China European Union

Fast Thinking

Oct 22, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why climate change will wreak havoc on national security

By Atlantic Council

The White House, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence agree: Climate change poses a serious security threat. Here's what our experts say it really means.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Oct 22, 2021

The US needs to reinvent its alliances. Today’s threats demand it.

By Harry I. Hannah

When it comes to working with allies, business-as-usual won’t cut it anymore for the United States—especially in the face of growing Chinese and Russian competition.

Security & Defense Security Partnerships


Oct 22, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: Halloween Edition

By Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

Belarus China


Oct 21, 2021

Interview with Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada

By Fariba Pajooh

Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada, joins Fariba Pajooh for an interview to discuss the fall of Kabul, the former Afghan government, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces, and more.

Afghanistan Corruption

In the News

Oct 21, 2021

Sadat in Politico on the attempt to create a Space National Guard

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Mir Sadat comments on the proposal for a Space National Guard in Politico.

Defense Policy Space

New Atlanticist

Oct 20, 2021

US leaders laid down solid and sensible sanctions policy. Now they need to follow through.

By Daniel Fried, Brian O’Toole

The review is smart in addressing the true root causes of sanctions misuse without indulging in clichés such as that sanctions are overused or never work.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business