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
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.
Executive SummaryMar 16, 2023
In brief: C4ISR – A five-step guide to maintaining NATO’s comparative military edge over the coming decade
By Transatlantic Security Initiative
The Atlantic Council presents a five step guide to maintaining NATO's comparative military edge over the coming decade.
ReportMar 16, 2023
The future of NATO C4ISR: Assessment and recommendations after Madrid
By Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.
Current C4ISR capabilities, concepts, policies, and processes do not meet all of the Alliance’s needs. While much has been done to improve NATO C4ISR over the past decade, much work remains.
New AtlanticistMar 15, 2023
Bailouts create a moral hazard even if they are justified. Is there another way?
By Hung Tran
The US guarantee for Silicon Valley Bank and possible Swiss intervention for Credit Suisse raise important questions. Here's one alternative approach for large depositors.
Experts reactMar 15, 2023
Experts react: Honduras is establishing ties with China. What should Taiwan and the US do?
By Atlantic Council experts
With the switch, Taiwan will only be formally recognized by thirteen countries. Our experts weigh in on what it means for Honduras, China, and the United States.
Event RecapMar 14, 2023
The energy and climate challenge: How Europe can achieve decarbonization
By Transform Europe Initiative
The Atlantic Council proudly co-hosted with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) “A Grand Bargain for Europe’s energy and climate challenge,” a workshop on the European Union’s energy and climate policy from a geopolitical perspective.
UkraineAlertMar 14, 2023
Ukraine must do more to counter Russian narratives in the Global South
By Mitchell Polman
While Ukraine enjoys overwhelming support from the West, the Global South remains reluctant to oppose or even criticize Russia's ongoing invasion. Ukraine must do more to influence opinion in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
UkraineAlertMar 14, 2023
Putin failed to freeze Europe but Russia’s energy war will continue
By Aura Sabadus
Vladimir Putin's plan to freeze Europe into submission during the winter season failed but there is no room for complacency as Russia still sees gas and oil exports as key weapons in its campaign to isolate and destroy Ukraine.
New AtlanticistMar 14, 2023
What’s next for the US-UK-Australia submarine partnership?
By Atlantic Council experts
Dive into the details of the AUKUS submarine partnership just announced in San Diego by US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Millennium Leadership Fellow
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