Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed pressure points in the global order and threatens to unravel the rules-based international system. This paper examines the geopolitical implications of the pandemic by identifying key strategic shocks and tensions exacerbated by the virus. It also identifies uncertainties for the global order and provides policy recommendations for how the United States and its allies should address the pandemic.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, and Barry Pavel

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Tue, Jul 7, 2020

A global strategy for shaping the post-COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. With cooperation, determination, and resolve, however, the United States and its allies can recover from the crisis and revitalize an adapted rules-based system to bring about decades of future freedom, peace, and prosperity.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Rebecca Katz, Matthew Kroenig, Josh Lipsky, Barry Pavel

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The coronavirus pandemic presents a substantial shock to the postwar order, established by the United States and its allies, which for the past 75 years has promoted liberal democratic values, an open global economy, and formal institutional bodies backed by powerful democratic states.

This framework is a preliminary look at the geopolitical implications of a crisis that is still unfolding. It begins by outlining health and economic prospects of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as implications of the United States’ global leadership in weathering the storm.


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Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive, weddings mooted as Israel factor; UK acts on jobs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a coronavirus skeptic, tested positive for the virus, while researchers said new outbreaks in Israel may be down to a flurry of June weddings. The United Kingdom’s finance minister set out a series of measures aimed at averting a jobs crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Melbourne restarts city-wide lockdown; virus to take graver toll on Europe’s economy

The Australian city of Melbourne imposed a new lockdown of six weeks to contend with a spike in coronavirus cases. The pandemic continued to take its toll on the economy, including a gloomier outlook by European officials, while US cases prompted the closure of bars and restaurants in Miami.

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Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Coronavirus measures reset from Spain to Israel; scientists warn of airborne spread

Authorities in countries including Spain, Australia, and Israel restarted or extended restrictions to halt an uptick in coronavirus cases. India overtook Russia on infections, while more than two hundred scientists urged the World Health Organization to take the airborne spread of the virus more seriously.

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