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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

FastTake: What’s missing from US Intel’s 2021 Threat Assessment

The Director of National Intelligence’s Threat Assessment for 2021 outlines the US intelligence community’s projection of the most dangerous threats to the United States over the next year. But when we don’t practice the art of strategic foresight, we may leave ourselves vulnerable to strategic blind spots.

New Atlanticist by Barry Pavel and Ronald Marks

Intelligence Resilience

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Reading between the lines of the US intelligence community’s latest reports

What does it say about our system of government that hard truths are not absorbed? This year’s Annual Threat Assessment and Global Trends 2040 are blunt about the challenges facing the United States. But the warnings about China should have been heeded a decade or more ago.

New Atlanticist by Mathew Burrows

China Intelligence

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

How much support does the Chinese Communist Party really have?

The precarious balancing act that China’s leaders have struck—one that mixes strident nationalism and policies that push overheated economic growth with overwrought propaganda—will continue to present them with daunting challenges.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Do continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States?

As the Biden administration and the European Commission “intensify” negotiations to re-establish a stable transatlantic data-transfer framework, Brussels separately is moving ahead to enable unrestricted data flows with two other major trading partners: the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

What if Russia invades Ukraine (again)? Consider these options for sanctions escalation.

Whatever Putin’s intentions, the Kremlin’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda has not been so loud since 2014. The United States and its allies need to respond in order to prevent a major military escalation at worst and at least blunt Putin’s effort to gain political advantage through intimidation.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Crisis Management Economic Sanctions

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

The case for a global minimum corporate tax

As policymakers around the world consider a global minimum corporate tax, it is important to understand the context behind the concept and how this tax might actually work.

New Atlanticist by Jeff Goldstein

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

The storm shaking US tech in digital India

In India, contentious debates over US technology platforms and their influence have gained strength and considerable political attention. And globally, governments are determined to exert sovereign control over digital domains and online users. The real test is whether US tech companies can carefully adapt their platforms and values to local markets without stretching them beyond all recognition.

New Atlanticist by Anand Raghuraman

Digital Policy India

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

China’s strengths shouldn’t blind us to its weaknesses

China is a “pacing threat” and the United States’ strongest competitor. But it isn't an unstoppable colossus. There may be a fatal flaw in China's aspirations.

New Atlanticist by Harlan Ullman

China Security & Defense

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

The big issues at play in the IMF and World Bank spring meetings

This week’s spring 2021 meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are taking place as the global economy recovers strongly but unevenly from the COVID-19 crisis, posing difficult questions about how to deal with the impacts of the pandemic and implement support measures.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Recalculating the math of great-power competition

To better serve US interests, the Biden administration should recalculate the DoD’s GPC framework to address the threats that the country is most likely to confront, while improving the United States’ preparedness for the most dangerous threats. It should replace the single “2+3” concept with three multilayered and interactive frameworks nested upon one another.

Seizing the advantage by Arun Iyer

Defense Policy Security & Defense