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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, Apr 1, 2020

Reconciling sanctions and humanitarian need during COVID-19

As the world economy shuts down to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the humanitarian collateral effects of sanctions become more pronounced and potentially deadly. But the argument that the United States should unilaterally roll back sanctions draws a false dichotomy; sanctions do not have to be suspended or rolled back for the United States to better address humanitarian concerns.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

Cuba Economic Sanctions

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Cities “on the front lines” of the coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic worsens and deaths increase around the world, national and local governments are racing to prepare their healthcare systems, infrastructure, and economies to weather the current storm. “The world writ large was not adequately prepared to see what has come,” former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said on April 1, adding that now it is up to mayors and local officials who “are really on the frontlines,” to take action to protect their citizens.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Resilience
AI Policy Primer 2020 Peter

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

AI, society and governance: An introduction

AI’s increasing range of applications are having real-world consequences, both positive and negative. Those consequences, in turn, have animated spirited and at times emotional debates about how governments can craft policies to come to grips with a world increasingly shaped by AI.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Peter Engelke

China Digital Policy

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

US coronavirus stimulus package offers some relief, but economic pain will remain

US lawmakers are near final passage of an unprecedented stimulus package to help the US economy weather the storm of the coronavirus crisis, but that does not mean that all of the economic damage can be prevented. Jason Furman said he was “impressed by how much Washington has done, how quickly it has done it, how comprehensively it has done it,” but added that he is “worried that all of that won’t be enough for…an economy that is shutting down in such an unprecedented way.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

U.S. politicians exploit coronavirus fears with anti-Chinese dog whistles

Political tensions rise as leading conservative politicians repeatedly term COVID-19 as a Chinese or “foreign” disease.

Article by Max Rizzuto

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Leading through the mud

The sacrifices required to defeat the coronavirus do not require mass death. Loose talk of allowing coronavirus to kill people—young as well as old—to advance a politically-driven schedule for an early announcement of success is morally abhorrent.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Stimulus bill’s lack of funding for the SPR and clean energy is a lose-lose for the country

Not including $3 billion for purchase of crude for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) or support for clean energy initiatives in the soon-to-be passed $2 trillion stimulus package is a missed opportunity and a lose-lose for US energy security and leadership on climate action.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus crisis sends shockwaves through US labor market

The US Department of Labor’s unemployment release on March 26 gave fresh numbers to display the shocking and historic impact of the spread of the coronavirus and the resulting economic collapse in the United States. Initial weekly unemployment claims through March 21 came in at 3.28 million, a historic high surpassing all but the most pessimistic forecasts as well as the experiences in prior sharp downturns such as the oil crisis and global financial crisis.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Ullman in Daily Times: Beyond Corona: three other political viruses

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

What Mexico’s response to H1N1 can teach us about coronavirus and future pandemics

While the A(H1N1) and novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crises are different in magnitude and were caused by viruses with different levels of lethality, Mexico’s experience with the A(H1N1) can offer valuable lessons for current disruptions.

New Atlanticist by Pablo Reynoso Brito

Coronavirus Mexico


Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Impacto económico y social del COVID-19 en Colombia

EVENTO EN LÍNEA - Cómo contrarrestar los efectos económicos y sociales de las medidas para contener el coronavirus en Colombia y qué papel pueden jugar el sector privado y la sociedad civil en ello.

2:00pm Únase via la App "Zoom" (confirme para recibir instrucciones)

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19: Clean energy and climate impacts

Economic downturn, cheap oil and gas prices, and global supply chain disruptions will likely have major consequences for clean energy development and climate action in the wake of a prolonged global shutdown. Tune in as our lineup of expert panelists discusses this critical issue and prognosticates on the future.


Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Spheres of influence: Outdated relic or renewed reality?

ONLINE EVENT - Are spheres of influence a geopolitical force, and if so, how should US policymakers respond?