Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

A conversation with President Iván Duque and US Senators Roy Blunt and Ben Cardin

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A new government in the United States provides an opportunity to strengthen US-Colombia cooperation on many fronts. This high level-conversation discusses progress on key bilateral objectives and highlights the strategic importance of strong US-Colombia relations.

4:00pm Americas Colombia Coronavirus Latin America

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 recovery: A partnership strategy for the Biden administration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Online Event An insightful conversation on the road ahead for US-Latin America relations and COVID-19 recovery in 2021, as well as the launch of our latest strategy paper for the Biden Administration in Latin America.

5:00pm Americas Coronavirus Latin America Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

International trade and Mercosur on its 30th anniversary: A foreign minister conversation

Online Event How can Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay cooperate on a joint effort toward post-COVID economic recovery? How can closer ties between the United States and Mercosur promote understanding and lead to new opportunities for hemispheric prosperity at this global turning point?

11:00am Americas Brazil Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

CARICOM chairman: It’s time for a ‘reset’ in US-Caribbean relations

The world’s inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is threatening the Caribbean’s economic recovery, and climate change is quickly becoming an “existential threat” to all low-lying island states, warns Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Caribbean Climate Change & Climate Action

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

A conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of CARICOM Keith Rowley

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A conversation with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honorable Keith Rowley, on “Re-Setting US-Caribbean Relations.”

10:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus Economy & Business International Organizations

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Spotlight: 10 Questions for Latin America and the Caribbean

As February begins, we can now look ahead to the rest of the year with our annual predictions of what may or may not transpire in this unpredictable world.

Spotlight by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Brazil Caribbean

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, 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

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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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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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

To manage tensions between Turkey and Greece, the US should look to history

Tensions between Turkey and Greece flared over the past year over disputed maritime claims in the Eastern Mediterranean. The United States should mediate between the two NATO allies to protect its interests based on its long term commitment to a stable and secure region.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Greece International Norms

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford debate Biden’s strike against Iranian-backed militia and what it means for US-Iran negotiations

On March 5, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss Biden’s retaliatory strike against Iranian-backed proxies, the potential for negotiations with Iran, and what a renewed nuclear agreement with Iran might […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Iraq

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Biden and Ukraine: A strategy for the new administration

The United States has been an essential partner for Ukraine since the Kremlin's invasion in 2014. Now that Joe Biden has taken office, he has a real chance to move past the difficult detour that US-Ukraine relations took under his predecessor.

Issue Brief by Anders Åslund, Daniel Fried, Melinda Haring, John E. Herbst, William B. Taylor, Alexander Vershbow,

Conflict Corruption

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Transcript: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on online speech, government regulation, and Donald Trump’s suspended account

The Youtube CEO talked about the company's responsibilities in the information ecosystem, disinformation, government regulation of speech, and what's next for Donald Trump's account.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Disinformation

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

A rebuttal to Russia’s narrative about the West, grounded in history

A recently compiled trove of historical documents constitutes a profound rebuttal of a false narrative, contradicting Moscow’s complaints about NATO through the words of Russia’s own top officials and experts. In an age of widespread disinformation and malign revisionism, the collection provides an accurate account of the NATO-Russia relationship.

New Atlanticist by Ian Brzezinski, Daniel Fried, Alexander Vershbow

European Union International Organizations

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Nasr in Foreign Affairs: Biden’s narrow window of opportunity on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Nuclear Deterrence

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Kroenig appears on Al Jazeera to discuss President Biden’s strike on Iranian-backed militia

On February 26, Matthew Kroenig appeared on Al Jazeera where he discussed President Biden’s strike on an Iranian-backed militia, in response to a rocket attack against US forces.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

A three-step plan for reviving the transatlantic alliance

Reviving the transatlantic partnership will require more than the traditional close diplomacy, warm rhetoric, and lofty white papers. It will demand bold action that proves the United States and Europe can still accomplish major feats together.

New Atlanticist by Edward Fishman, Mark D. Simakovsky

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

New Atlantic Council poll: Insights on Venezuelan and Cuban American sentiments regarding US policy toward Venezuela

Venezuelan-American and Cuban-American voters support an alternative policy approach that places the alleviation of human suffering at the core of US efforts.

Report by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The Northern Triangle: The world’s epicenter for gender-based violence

While a bill introduced in the US Congress calls upon the secretary of state to implement a new US Strategy for Engagement in Central America that prevents and responds to “endemic levels of sexual, gender-based, and domestic violence” in the region, solutions to gender-based violence must arrive faster than the US legislative process can help advance them.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Bozmoski

Human Rights Latin America

Events

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

#MujeresAtTheTable: How women’s leadership can bridge divides

Online Event The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton and a diverse group of women leaders discuss the impact of women's representation at the decision-making table. 

4:00pm Americas Latin America Women

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

International trade and Mercosur on its 30th anniversary: A foreign minister conversation

Online Event How can Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay cooperate on a joint effort toward post-COVID economic recovery? How can closer ties between the United States and Mercosur promote understanding and lead to new opportunities for hemispheric prosperity at this global turning point?

11:00am Americas Brazil Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 9, 2021

The future of US-Pakistan relations with H.E. Ambassador Asad Khan

Online Event Against the backdrop of longstanding regional tensions within South Asia, the international COVID-19 economic slowdown, the United States’ evolving role in the world, and the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, US-Pakistan relations stand at a crossroads.

3:00pm Economy & Business Geopolitics & Energy Security Indo-Pacific Pakistan

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