Regions in focus

COVID-19 in Latin America

Wed, Apr 7, 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, 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

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

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, Apr 10, 2021

Binnendijk in Defense News: NATO’s focus on China is too narrow

Hans Binnendijk published an article that urges Europe and NATO to acknowledge China’s multi-dimensional threats, and suggests how Europe can be better positioned to avoid Chinese aggression.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk

China Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Lipsky spoke with Yahoo Finance on the IMF’s role in global economic recovery and the digital Yuan

Read the full article here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky

China Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Listen to women: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Twenty years after its creation, NATO should affirm the strategic significance of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and define what it means for an era of great power competition.

NATO 20/2020 by Cori Lynne Fleser

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Norrlöf in Washington Post on China and Russia’s plan to “de-dollarize”

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In the News by Dr. Carla Norrlöf

China Economic Sanctions

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Goldstein’s research on global minimum tax highlighted in Bloomberg

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In the News by Jeff Goldstein

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Wed, Apr 7, 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

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Upgrading Ukraine’s Air Force could deter Russia

Reinforcing Ukraine's Air Force would be a powerful way to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine and indicate to Moscow that the Western world will no longer tolerate Russian military adventurism in Eastern Europe.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Russia

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

China’s strengths shouldn’t blind us to its weaknesses

China is a “pacing threat” and the United States’ strongest competitor. But it isn't an unstoppable colossus. There may be a fatal flaw in China's aspirations.

New Atlanticist by Harlan Ullman

China Security & Defense

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Nasr joins Johns Hopkins SAIS to discuss the future of US-Iran relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Iran

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Lipsky quoted in Wall Street Journal on the threat posed by China’s digital yuan

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In the News by Josh Lipsky

China Economy & Business

Events

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Comparing the US and EU response to the COVID-19 economic crisis

Online Event Two-part special event on the US-EU fiscal response to the COVID-19 featuring former Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew in conversation with Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times, Maria Demertzis, Marcel Fratzscher and Jason Furman.

8:00am Economy & Business European Union Eurozone Fiscal and Structural Reform

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

The modern government services company: Innovating solutions to public challenges

Online Event The modern government services agency harnesses a spectrum of capabilities to respond to the toughest defense challenges. Siemens Government Technologies CEO Tina Dolph, Applied Research Associates CEO Robert Sues, and Professional Services Council CEO David Berteau join us for a Captains of Industry discussion on the innovation coming from this sector.

9:30am Defense Industry Defense Policy Defense Technologies United States and Canada

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Reimagining Appalachia: The role of climate infrastructure in modernizing a regional economy

Online Event The Atlantic Council, along with the National Wildlife Federation and Reimagine Appalachia, hosts a discussion on the role of climate infrastructure investments in Appalachia.

4:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Transitions United States and Canada