Regions in focus
Since the turn of the century, reforms in Brazil have lifted nearly thirty million citizens out of poverty and targeted social inequality. A champion of regional growth and an influential actor in world politics, Brazil’s future is tied to continued efforts to revitalize its economy and its role on the global stage.
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean Initiative seeks to accelerate the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. Announced in September 2020, this initiative brings increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric and global challenges. Establishment of the Caribbean program comes at an historic, defining moment for the region as it battles the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Colombia and the United States have consolidated a close and mutually-beneficial partnership over the past twenty years. Plan Colombia, a bipartisan foreign policy success, laid the foundation for a strategic alliance that has widened to include sustainable development, trade, hemispheric security, and human rights. Today, Colombia is positioning itself as a leader in the region and the world.
Mexico is one of the United States’ top trading partners. The relationship is special. Although ties between the two countries are solid, our partnership today faces important challenges, including rapidly changing political landscapes, shifting economic winds, shared security threats, and a migration crisis extending from Central America.
An unprecedented wave of irregular migration has brought renewed US and international attention to Central America. Rampant corruption, violence, and lack of economic opportunities have forced thousands to flee in search of a better future. As a new political landscape emerges in the region, the challenge remains: improving the living conditions for citizens. US support is critical to address that challenge.
Once a thriving democracy, Venezuela today is in one of its darkest times in history. Years of economic mismanagement, cronyism, and democratic erosion, further fueled by hyperinflation, power cuts, and shortages of food and medicine, have triggered a humanitarian and migration crisis with reverberations across Latin America and beyond. A peaceful democratic transition will remain as the top priority – and the first step – toward a more prosperous future for Venezuelans and the hemisphere.
COVID-19 in Latin America
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19May 7, 2022
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 May 7, 2022
“Staggering inequality” is the core factor behind the region’s disproportionate COVID-19 deaths according to a new Amnesty International report. LAC accounts for 8.4 percent of the global population and 28 percent of coronavirus mortality.
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.
New AtlanticistMay 11, 2022
‘A nation where hundreds of thousands fight and millions help.’ Read President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s tribute to the people of Ukraine.
By Atlantic Council
Appearing by video at the Atlantic Council's Distinguished Leadership Awards, the Ukrainian president offered a moving, personal dedication to the heroism of the Ukrainian people under Russian assault.
Annual ReportMay 10, 2022
Annual Report 2021/2022: The Atlantic Council has never been stronger—nor its mission more vital
By John F.W. Rogers, Frederick Kempe
The Atlantic Council has never been more robust operationally, substantively, or financially in its sixty-year history. John F. W. Rogers and Fred Kempe explain how our work has never been more crucial in the face of complex, daunting, and worldwide challenges.
BelarusAlertMay 10, 2022
Belarus has good reason for concern over Putin’s nuclear intimidation
By Steven Pifer
Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has warned that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could go nuclear. If Vladmir Putin deploys nuclear weapons there is reason to believe that Belarus itself would soon be in the firing line.
In the NewsMay 10, 2022
Preble quoted in New Republic: If these intel leaks don’t stop, we could be headed for a war with Russia
By Atlantic Council
On May 10, Christopher Preble was quoted in a New Republic article on the potential consequences of intelligence leaks about US assistance to Ukraine’s military, making the case that US goals in Ukraine may exceed those of Ukraine itself and risk escalation. “As Chris Preble, (deputy director of) the New American Engagement Initiative at the […]
EconoGraphicsMay 9, 2022
Deploying QT – The Fed readies its new tool to fight inflation
By Ole Moehr
June 1 onwards, the Fed will begin to reduce the size of its balance sheet, i.e., conduct quantitative tightening. But how does QT work, what are its goals, and are there potential risks of the policy?
In the NewsMay 9, 2022
Manning in Foreign Policy: Locking China out of the global order could backfire
By Atlantic Council
On May 9, Robert Manning published an article in Foreign Policy questioning the assumption that excluding China from the global order benefits the long-term interests of the United States. “It may be that China is unshakably on a path to remake the world order on its terms and also, as a result of the Ukraine […]
EconoGraphicsMay 9, 2022
Global Sanctions Dashboard: Russia and beyond
By Charles Lichfield, Maia Nikoladze, Sophia Busch and Castellum.AI
The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.
The Venezuela Women’s Summit
A conversation between on-the-ground and diaspora leaders as well as the international community and male allies on the path forward with women leading Venezuela’s future democratic rebuilding.
Una conversación entre líderes en el terreno, la diáspora y la comunidad internacional con sus aliados sobre el camino hacia la reconstrucción democrática en Venezuela y el rol de las mujeres en el proceso.