Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America

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

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Why AMLO’s meeting with Trump is important

The expectations for AMLO’s first international trip are inevitably high, especially given the timing amid the worst multi-dimensional crisis in recent history but also coming just a week after the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force. For the United States, the meeting and the ensuing side-by-side pictures will send strong signals to the region and the world that US-Mexico ties are in a good place.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello

Coronavirus Mexico
Coronavirus Cases Increase to 200 in Brazil

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Latin America vulnerable to commodity cycle

Weak health care systems, tight state budgets and dense, low-income cities—plus an over-reliance on commodities in many countries—create potential hotspots across Latin America and open the possibility of a new front in the battle for influence between the US and China.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Mathew J. Burrows, Peter Engelke

Coronavirus Latin America

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Start of USMCA brings hope amid COVID-19 economic crisis

“Together, Canada, Mexico and the United States make North America an energy, manufacturing, and innovation powerhouse,” Damon Wilson says. “The USMCA helps unlock this potential, offering greater prosperity for these nations’ citizens and positioning democracies in North America to better shape global standards and compete with China.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Jun 8, 2020

Where the US-Brazil relationship is going next

As Brazil and the United States grapple with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, both countries are trying to chart paths to economic recovery. And according to officials from both countries, the road to renewed growth could include deepening their trade and investment relationship.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Brazil Coronavirus

Tue, May 26, 2020

President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19

Atlantic CouncilAdrienne Arsht Latin America CenterLeaders of the Americas Event President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19 Speaker:President Alejandro Giammattei,President of Guatemala Introductions by:Jason Marczak,Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America CenterAtlantic Council Ana PalacioBoard Member, Atlantic Council;Founder, Palacios y Asociados;Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004), Spain Time: 11:00 a.m. EDTDate: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Transcript […]


Coronavirus English

Thu, May 21, 2020

Guatemalan president criticizes US over lack of COVID-19 assistance

“Guatemala is an ally of the United States, but I don’t believe the US is an ally to Guatemala, because they don’t treat us like one,” he said. “We’ve seen how they’ve assisted other countries with ventilators, and we haven’t even gotten a dime from them—not even one single mask from the United States. We don’t feel appreciated.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Migration

Wed, May 20, 2020

China-Brazil relations under COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on the implications of the coronavirus on Sino-Brazilian relations. The event also marked the launch of the new China-Latin America Policy and Business Consultation Group, which will discuss some of the most pressing issues around China’s relationship with countries […]

Event Recaps by Isabel Kennon

Americas Brazil

Wed, May 20, 2020

The day after COVID-19 and saving emerging markets

While developed markets have responded with historical levels of fiscal stimulus, globally there is immediate fiscal need in the emerging markets to tackle the health and economic fallout.

New Atlanticist by Mohammed Soliman and Francisco Campos

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, May 15, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford in Foreign Policy: Should the United States facilitate regime change?

On May 15, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they debate the risks, downsides, and rewards of facilitating regime change. The column opens with a discussion of US opposition to Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China 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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Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Future of DHS Project: Key Findings and Recommendations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to refocus its mission to lead the defense of the United States against major nonmilitary threats.

Issue Brief by Thomas Warrick & Caitlin Durkovich

China Coronavirus

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Food relief on the frontlines

The world is facing an unprecedented global health crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stories of Resilience by Andrea Snyder

Resilience & Society United States and Canada

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Trump’s tariffs on Canada are about more than aluminum

Just five weeks after the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) went into force, the United States slapped a 10 percent national security tariff on aluminum from Canada, its closest ally. The dispute between the two countries has now dominated the trade relationship, but it has nothing to do with aluminum per se.

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

International Markets Trade

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Kroenig and Cimmino reflect on the life and legacy of General Brent Scowcroft

On August 11, The Federalist published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and Jeffrey Cimmino reflecting on the life and legacy of the late General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s pre-Trump language on trade needs updating

Marc Busch writes that President Trump has dramatically changed how we talk about trade and Biden must cut a new path to define his own trade policy.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Slavin quoted in The Hill on the arms embargo on Iran

In the News

Economic Sanctions Iran

Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Riaz in the Daily Star: Three challenges to the 2020 US election

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections United States and Canada

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Trivedi in Foreign Policy: India Doesn’t Want to Be a Pawn in a U.S.-China Great Game

In the News by Atlantic Council

China India

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
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Tue, Aug 4, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: August 04, 2020

Following his arrest, two accounts supporting Colombian businessman Alex Saab attacked Colombian and Venezuelan journalists using violent language and threats on Twitter, which is prohibited by Twitter’s policy on safety. One of the accounts – @DenunciaJulio – also showed possible links to Colombian law firm De La Espriella, which represented Saab until July 2019.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela


Mon, Aug 17, 2020

A conversation with former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the key foreign policy priorities for the next presidential administration and the future of US leadership.