Regions in focus

COVID-19 in 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

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

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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Experts

Content

Fri, May 14, 2021

Reality Check #6: The consequences of an ‘America First’ vaccine policy

The Biden administration has been slow to distribute surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in need or to facilitate foreign manufacturing of vaccines, squandering a diplomatic opportunity and potentially endangering US security.

Reality Check by Evan Cooper, Mathew Burrows

China Coronavirus

Thu, May 13, 2021

Exclusive poll: Europeans are warming to the US in the Biden era

There’s “hope and optimism” about the transatlantic policies that the United States and EU can create today, said Benjamin Haddad, but there are also “some concerns on some disagreements that have not disappeared with the [US presidential] election.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

European Union Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, May 13, 2021

Colonial Pipeline attack demonstrates that a more coherent cybersecurity strategy is necessary

With the announcement that the Colonial Pipeline will reopen soon, the short-term effect of the Colonial cyberattack on gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum product prices is likely to be mildly escalatory and short-lived, but it exposes the soft underbelly of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure and the need for a more robust cybersecurity strategy to protect it.

EnergySource by Cynthia Quarterman

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

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, May 12, 2021

Ashford in War on the Rocks: Open letter in support of free inquiry and discussion

On May 12, Emma Ashford joined a number of other national security specialists in signing an open letter arguing in favor of vigorous debate and inquiry in the foreign policy conversation. “We, the undersigned, watched with worry the recent flurry of media and social-media speculation about a possible appointment to the National Security Council. This […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Wed, May 12, 2021

Reading list: Central bank digital currencies

A comprehensive collection of the most relevant articles on central bank digital currencies.

Blog Post by Niels Graham

China Digital Currencies

Wed, May 12, 2021

Starling in Joint Air Power Competence Centre on NATO command and control

Forward Defense Deputy Director and Transatlantic Security Initiative Resident Fellow Clementine G. Starling co-authored an article titled "NATO command and control (C2) resilience in contested environments."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Europe & Eurasia

Wed, May 12, 2021

China-LAC Trade: Four Scenarios in 2035

Executive Summary Trade between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experienced dramatic growth since the early 2000s. Going forward, China is poised to solidify its position as a leading regional trading partner.  By 2035, trade values will likely reach unprecedented levels. This, accompanied by greater Chinese investment and financial flows, will further increase […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Tatiana Prazeres, David Bohl, and Pepe Zhang

China Economy & Business

Tue, May 11, 2021

Blinken Kyiv visit analysis: What next for US-Ukraine ties?

What can US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent visit to Kyiv tell us about the current state and future prospects for bilateral relations between America and Ukraine?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 11, 2021

FAST THINKING: How to stop the next pipeline hack

The hack has been tied to an Eastern European (and possibly Russia-based) collective known as DarkSide and US President Joe Biden has said that Russia bears some responsibility for the hack, even though the attack does not appear to have been state-sponsored. How can companies fight back against this rising trend of ransomware attacks? What can the Biden administration do?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Eastern Europe

Events

Thu, May 20, 2021

A digital tax compromise for the post-COVID economy

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of digital service taxes featuring Masamichi Kono, Chip Harter, Frances Burwell, and Clete Willems. This conversation is moderated by Mark Scott, POLITICO.

10:00am Digital Policy European Union United States and Canada

Fri, May 21, 2021

“I’ll Meet You There” with Iram Parveen Bilal and Shuja Nawaz

Online Event A conversation with filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal and Atlantic Council Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on Bilal's Film “I'll Meet You There".

2:00pm Civil Society Migration Pakistan Resilience