Wed, Apr 1, 2020
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic worsens and deaths increase around the world, national and local governments are racing to prepare their healthcare systems, infrastructure, and economies to weather the current storm. “The world writ large was not adequately prepared to see what has come,” former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said on April 1, adding that now it is up to mayors and local officials who “are really on the frontlines,” to take action to protect their citizens.
New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer
Thu, Apr 2, 2020
In stepping forward to calm US financial markets, reactivate swap lines, and create the new foreign repo facility, the Fed has helped backstop the global economy. One may argue whether the United States is still the indispensable nation. What is clear is that, in a crisis, the Federal Reserve is the indispensable central bank.
New Atlanticist by Robert Dohner
Thu, Apr 2, 2020
On March 31, the government of Ethiopia indefinitely postponed historic elections that were scheduled to take place in August. This makes Ethiopia the first African nation, in what is likely to be a wave of countries, forced to set back highly contentious political contests in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with significant implications for the outcome.
AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton
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Atlantic Council events on coronavirus
As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold across the globe, questions are increasingly being asked about the veracity of official Russian infection statistics and response. What will the pandemic mean for Putin’s policies at home and abroad?
On March 3, Ukraine confirmed its first case of the coronavirus and cases have steadily climbed since. How has the Ukrainian government responded so far, what does it need to do next, and what should we expect?
A videoconference on Latin America’s responses to the COVID-19, the outbreak’s implications for the region, and the next steps as the pandemic continues.
A virtual town hall on the impacts of the coronavirus “infodemic” on public trust and institutions.
Rachel Donadio, Contributing Writer at the Atlantic Magazine, Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Institute of International Affairs in Rome, and Giovanna De Maio, visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution share their perspectives on the current state of the COVID-19 crisis on the European continent, Italy’s response to the crisis, and its political and economic implications for the European Union.
A timely series of panels on the geopolitical and economic implications of the coronavirus, as well as the effects of disinformation on this global crisis, featuring former US government officials Tom Bossert, Barry Pavel, Rebecca Gustafson, and Graham Brookie.
As part of a wide-ranging discussion hosted at the Council, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien discussed the impacts of coronavirus on the US-China relationship.
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