Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America

Mon, May 24, 2021

The race to vaccinate: Chinese vaccines in Latin America and the Caribbean

Online Event A discussion on the hemispheric implications of Chinese vaccines and what it means for the road ahead for US-China relations and China-LAC relations.

4:00pm Caribbean China Coronavirus Latin America

Wed, May 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean

Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations.

In-Depth Research & Reports

Caribbean Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

2025 Post-Covid Scenarios: Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the worst economic decline in Latin America and the Caribbean in two hundred years. In addition to its economic toll, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the region’s society and health systems. Although the region represents just 8 percent […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Pepe Zhang, Peter Engelke

Americas Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Latin America and the Caribbean’s post-COVID-19 outlook

Online Event Amid mass vaccine campaigns across Latin America and the Caribbean, this conversation centers on what might be in the region’s post-COVID-19 outlook.

1:00pm Caribbean Coronavirus Latin America

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The pandemic is a chance to reshape women’s roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

The economic crisis triggered by the pandemic has had unequal consequences across Latin America and the Caribbean, with women disproportionately affected. But the pandemic is an opportunity for the region to reshape women’s roles in the economy, politics, and society.

New Atlanticist by Eva Lardizábal

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

How the US can help Colombia surmount dual crises

On the eve of the two-hundredth anniversary of diplomatic ties between the United States and Colombia, there is “good momentum to strengthen the bilateral relationship,” says Colombian President Iván Duque.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Colombia Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Transcript: After two centuries, the US-Colombia relationship is entering a ‘new chapter’

Colombian President Iván Duque, US Senator Roy Blunt, and US Senator Benjamin Cardin reflected on the two-hundred-year US-Colombia relationship and discussed the United States’ role in helping COVID-19 and migration strategies across Latin America.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Colombia Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Partnership Strategy for the Biden Administration

The United States has the opportunity to position itself as the most important partner for its neighbors by supporting the region’s sustainable and inclusive recovery.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Jason Marczak and Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus Latin America

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

A conversation with President of Colombia 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

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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Explore the NATO 20/2020 podcast series

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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Content

Sat, Jun 12, 2021

A hidden key to the G7’s infrastructure ambitions: Blue Dot Network

Blue Dot Network represents another chapter for US leadership to address global needs and safeguard the international system from predatory behavior. With the Biden administration’s mission to build back better for the world, it is well poised to make BDN one of its landmark legacies for global good.

New Atlanticist by Kaush Arha

Africa Americas

Sat, Jun 12, 2021

Achieving security in space: A recap of The Atlantic Council space strategy launch

Sixty years since the first human launched into orbit, what is the future of security and prosperity in space? On April 12, the International Day of Human Spaceflight, the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice sought to answer this question with an engaging virtual public event featuring esteemed space experts and the launch of a new Atlantic Council Strategy Paper.

Event Recap by Raphael Piliero

Economy & Business National Security

Sat, Jun 12, 2021

NATO must stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression

NATO's 2008 decision to deny Ukraine a Membership Action Plan paved the way for Putin's 2014 attack. NATO leaders must now back Ukraine to prevent a further escalation in Russia's war on the post-1991 settlement.

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

NATO allies contribute to a variety of missions. Here’s a look at how each country chips in.

The NATO alliance conducts a variety of missions on land, sea, and air. Here is a breakdown of how each country has been contributing to a selection of these missions.

New Atlanticist by Connor McPartland, Demetrios Marinides

Crisis Management Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

The case for a Comprehensive Approach 2.0: How NATO can combat Chinese and Russian political warfare

Kathleen J. McInnis and Clementine G. Starling outline how NATO’s Comprehensive Approach program can serve as a model to counter political warfare at the strategic level.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen J. McInnis, Clementine G. Starling

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

That was then but this is now: Assessing the new Atlantic Charter

This moment—between these two iconic figures, engaged in an epic struggle against the ultimate evil—is magical. But that allure shouldn’t distract from the fact that the charter was not merely a vague wish list. It had a concrete function in the very tough relationship between two wartime allies.

New Atlanticist by Andrew R. Marshall

Politics & Diplomacy United Kingdom

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, NATO defense spending continues to rise

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO allies have continued to increase their defense investments.

New Atlanticist by Connor McPartland

Defense Industry Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Jain in the Hill: Biden needs a D-10 to rally democracies

On Friday, June 11, The Hill published an op-ed by Scowcroft Center senior fellow Ash Jain and former State Department policy planning director David Gordon, in which they argue the United States should rally its democratic allies into a D-10 of leading democracies.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China International Organizations

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the G7

On June 11, 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 the value of the G7, democratic alliances, President Biden’s meetings in Europe, and great power competition with China.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

FAST THINKING: The world has a new Atlantic Charter

US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a new Atlantic Charter today. What new forms of cooperation will it unleash among democracies? And what will it mean for the struggle between democracies and autocracies?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Events

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Leaders of the Americas: A conversation with H.E. Alejandro Giammattei, President of Guatemala

Online Event A post-visit readout with President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei focusing on Guatemala's economic recovery plan, initiatives to stem migration, corruption, and the broader US-Guatemala relationship.

4:00pm Americas Latin America Northern Triangle Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Future Foreign Policy: Global perceptions of the United States

Online Event A discussion with Caroline Gray of the Eurasia Group Foundation about how foreign publics view the United States and its foreign policy.

12:00pm China Elections Politics & Diplomacy Technology & Innovation

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Financing the future: The economics of climate transition

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of the economics of the climate transition featuring Jake Levine, Kara Mangone, Barbara Matthews, and Martin Spolc. This conversation is moderated by Ryan Heath, POLITICO.

9:15am Climate Change & Climate Action Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform International Financial Institutions