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Fri, Oct 11, 2019

US-China trade war reaches a pause, but still a long way to resolution

While the current trade war pause is good news for many concerned about a damaging escalation in tensions between two of the world’s most important economies, there remains a long road ahead before either Beijing or Washington is ready to fully commit to trade peace.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Trade

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Transatlantic energy cooperation gains momentum at the second P-TEC ministerial

The second ministerial hosted by the US Department of Energy and the Republic of Lithuania was a significant step towards turning discussions into tangible solutions.

New Atlanticist by Olga Khakova

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Climate investing: Is it sustainable?

For the institutional investors and policy makers who have successfully implemented environmentally mindful and pro-growth policies at home, the transmission of these policies abroad is absolutely crucial, otherwise the clamoring for ESG is held within an exclusive—albeit environmentally sound—echo chamber, which fails to take root where it may be needed most.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action International Markets
Libra

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Breaking the buck: What Libra’s demise means for central banks

There is little evidence to suggest that Libra can address the needs of those without bank accounts. With its structure working against the benefits of a central bank digital currency, Libra is less of a call to action and more a solution in search of a problem.

New Atlanticist by Michael B. Greenwald

Financial Regulation

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Turkey has legitimate security concerns, but must keep military incursion into Syria limited

Ankara is justified in trying to secure its border, Matthew Bryza argues, but must not get bogged down in a major military campaign.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Syria Turkey

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

How governments can use cyber tools irresponsibly to preserve power

The Kazakh case serves as an example of irresponsible cyber statecraft, when governments use cyberspace and technological tools to achieve specific political goals, placing the rights of citizens, as well as their political legitimacy, on the line.

New Atlanticist by Safa Shahwan

Central Asia Cybersecurity
US Middle East

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

The United States needs Middle East partnerships, former US commander argues

The United States must continue to build its systems of alliances and partnerships across the Middle East, but Washington's change of policy toward the Syrian Kurds "will make it more difficult to build partnership in the future," General Joseph Votel said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Maritime Security Middle East

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Toward digital power over states

Rapid advances in digital technologies amplify the potential for data acquisition from and influence over other states. One state aggressively pursuing digital advantage globally is China, especially in its leveraging of artificial intelligence (AI).

Infographic by Thomas A. Campbell

China Defense Technologies

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

A road map for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Kosovo foreign service member Muhamet Brajshori calls on Europe and the United States to work together to help facilitate a deal.

New Atlanticist by Muhamet Brajshori

Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding The Balkans
Modi Trump Trade

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

In search of the elusive US-India trade deal

There was no more auspicious a moment for creating an historic precedent on trade between the two countries—as limited as it was likely to be. We can only hope that the momentum for a deal has not entirely slipped away

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

India Trade