Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Gender equality can accelerate Latin America’s post-COVID-19 recovery: Men and boys must take part

In Latin America and the Caribbean, this year’s Human Rights Day marks a grim trend as COVID-19 sets back decades of progress for women and girls. And without enlisting everyone, including men, in the fight for women’s empowerment, society’s ability to achieve gender equality is limited.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader and Cristina Guevara

Caribbean Coronavirus

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Remittances show promise in the face of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic

With a projected 9 percent contraction in regional gross domestic product (GDP) for this year, experts fear that the heightened economic uncertainty and lower foreign demand brought on by the health crisis might signify yet another lost decade for Latin America. There is one factor, however, that paints a particularly promising picture for the outlook of the region: remittances.

New Atlanticist by Gabriella Cova

Coronavirus International Markets

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Moving Beyond COVID-19: Vaccines and Other Policy Considerations in Latin America

Download the Report Introduction Parts of Latin America and the Caribbean have become COVID-19 hot spots. With 8 percent of the world’s population, the region accounts for nearly one-third of all COVID-19 infections and deaths as of late November.1Author’s calculations. Source: Johns Hopkins University. 2020. “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Coronavirus Resource Center. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html. […]

Issue Brief by Pepe Zhang

Americas Coronavirus

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Boats over troubled waters: Caribbean nations struggle with response to Venezuelan migration crisis

Given the small territory and population size of these island nations, the flow of migrants is disproportionately impacting their societies, and it is testing the weight of their institutions and resources, while also enhancing domestic issues like inequality and poverty.

New Atlanticist by Angela Chávez Keri and Beatriz Godoy Rivas

Caribbean Coronavirus

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

A budget roils a nation. What’s happening in Guatemala?

The Guatemalan Congress went up in smoke, literally, on November 21, when massive protests broke out against a draft budget that was negotiated behind closed doors, with limited input from civil society, and that proposed cuts in funding for COVID-19 and human rights agencies as the country battles the virus, unemployment, and corruption.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Bozmoski

Coronavirus Corruption

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean’s COVID-19 recovery: A conversation with IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – As the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will play a critical role in enabling recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean. What actions can the Bank take to maximize its impact?

5:00pm Coronavirus International Financial Institutions Latin America Macroeconomics

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Complex identities: Kamala Harris and US foreign policy towards the Caribbean

Due to both her experience and her story, Kamala Devi Harris, alongside President-elect Joe Biden, provides an important new symbol of what the United States stands for in the world and could usher in a new era for US-Caribbean relations.

New Atlanticist by Vicki Assevero

Caribbean Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Thriving amid COVID-19: Illicit trade in Latin America and the Caribbean

Online Event A timely conversation on illicit trade in Latin America and the Caribbean amid COVID-19.

3:00pm Americas Coronavirus Corruption Digital Policy

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

Geopolitical implications of coronavirus

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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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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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Baiba Braže

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Assistant Secretary General of NATO Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy joins DFRLab's Lukas Andriukaitis for the latest #DFRLabCoffeeBreak.

Interview

Disinformation English

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The United States, Germany, and world order: New priorities for a changing alliance

Treating each divergence in security policy as an isolated incident may have allowed policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to ignore the unpleasant fact that the United States and Germany could have increasingly disparate perceptions of threats and strategic cultures.

Issue Brief by Roderick Kefferpütz, Jeremy Stern

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: Six blind men, the elephant, and the defense budget

On the January 21 Net Assessment podcast, Christopher Preble joined co-hosts Melanie Marlowe of CSIS and AEI’s Zack Cooper to discuss a recent article by the Heritage Foundation’s Thomas Spoehr entitled “The six blind men, the elephant, and the defense budget: differing views on the US defense budget”. “How should we assess whether the defense […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas Defense Policy

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Ashford and Preble quoted in Rand Corporation: Implementing restraint

On January 21, Emma Ashford and Christopher Preble were quoted in a new Rand Corporation report entitled “Implementing restraint. Changes in US regional security policies to operationalize a realist Grand Strategy of restraint”. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Kroenig quoted in Vox on Biden’s commitment to extend New START for five years

Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig was quoted in a Vox article on President Biden's decision to extend New START for five years.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Nuclear Deterrence

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

The many new ways energy and national security are intersecting

Oil and gas will still play a crucial role in the world’s economy even as clean-energy “electrostates” rise in prominence, and Biden will prioritize the threat of climate change like no president has before him.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Choosing wisely: How the Biden administration can build a better coalition on international energy and climate policy in a post-COVID world

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. After the tumult of 2020, the new administration takes the helm amid high unemployment, a sluggish economic recovery, soaring national debt, and a staggering 360,000 Americans dead from a pandemic that shows few signs of slowing before new vaccines can be distributed. At the same time, President Biden has asserted that the United States will regain its mantle of leadership of the liberal order, reset its international partnerships, and, perhaps most importantly, rebuild as a clean, green superpower putting the global community back on track to meet its climate commitments and securing a sustainable trajectory for future economic growth.

Report by David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all may receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here's key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Ashford quoted in the New York Times: Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?

On January 20, Emma Ashford was quoted in Mark Landler’s article in the New York Times entitled “Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?” on the prospects for Joe Biden’s foreign policy. “‘Ambitious foreign-policy goals are completely out of step with the realities of the country’s domestic political and economic dysfunction,’ Emma […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Events

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Report launch: Stronger together

Online Event The Atlantic Council hosts a public launch of the Harvard Kennedy School/German Council on Foreign Relations report "Stronger Together: A Strategy to Revitalize Transatlantic Power." The report creates a truly transatlantic fusion of ideas and strategy and lays out an ambitious agenda for tackling challenges to the transatlantic community.

8:00am Economy & Business Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia European Union

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from COVID-19 and implications for the Biden administration

Online Event Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and his emphasis on combating the coronavirus, health security experts discuss the effects of COVID-19 on US critical infrastructure and the implications for the future of national security.

2:00pm Coronavirus Crisis Management Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

What comes after an insurrection: The future of the domestic terrorism threat

Online Event Five of the country’s top experts discuss the future of the domestic terrorism threat and strategies to confront white supremacy and domestic terrorism while unifying the nation.

2:30pm Americas Democratic Transitions Extremism Populism

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