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Fri, May 15, 2020

Iran to remain key energy source for Iraq, says former electricity minister Luay Al-Khatteeb

“The only available option we have at the moment right now is Iran—and let’s be frank. I couldn’t care less as a client from the receiving end about whether this molecule of gas comes from Iran or Saudi Arabia. What really matters to me is that this gas is competitive pricewise, can be delivered as soon as possible, and meets my volume demands," said Luay Al-Khatteeb

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy Markets & Governance Iran

Fri, May 15, 2020

Income inequality and life after coronavirus: Flattening the spread

This will be a “crisis wasted” if we do not acknowledge and instill the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity, the dignity of work, and the recognition that each person matters and has something unique to contribute to society.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Coronavirus Future of Work

Thu, May 14, 2020

Investor, philanthropist David Rubenstein analyzes where post COVID-19 world is headed

Rubenstein predicted the US economy will continue shrinking “for at least six months, maybe nine months, or maybe even longer.” Yet one consequence of that is an explosion of national debt in order to help the American people through the current crisis.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, May 14, 2020

Iran’s stock market: Growth in the midst of a recession?

Given the overall economic conditions in Iran (i.e. low growth, production and consumption) maintaining the growth of the stock exchange will be challenging both for the companies and the government.

New Atlanticist by Sara Bazoobandi

Economic Sanctions International Markets

Thu, May 14, 2020

Can India make an opportunity out of crisis?

India is between a rock and a hard place. The lockdowns have not reduced the increase in coronavirus spread and its economy has cratered. Modi's new stimulus package is intended to save lives and livelihoods and reset the economy. But, if it will be enough will depend on what it contains and more importantly on how it is implemented.

New Atlanticist by Ajay Chhibber

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Wed, May 13, 2020

Poland divided over elections and COVID restrictions

Poland has begun to ease its COVID lockdown, but Poles remain unsure if the benefits of reopening outwweigh the potential costs.

New Atlanticist by Tomasz Zalewski

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, May 13, 2020

Forging national renewal from the wreckage of coronavirus

As we mourn the lives lost from pandemic, the United States is presented with a new and profound national mission—to emerge from crisis better and stronger. Perhaps the lessons learned and reforms spurred by COVID-19 can help unify the nation and make our public institutions more cohesive, functional and agile, propelling American excellence in this still young century. Perhaps history may even record that seizing this opportunity prevented disasters more destructive than coronavirus.

New Atlanticist by John Raidt

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Wed, May 13, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Bangladesh turns its back on Rohingya

Confronted with the need for increased coordination between aid agencies and government entities, Bangladesh has instead chosen to alienate the Rohingya community even further. Food is running out, water is running low, and essential programming to prevent gender-based violence in the camps has ground to a halt.

New Atlanticist by Imrul Islam

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Wed, May 13, 2020

Revamped Libra takes further steps to gain credibility

In hiring Stuart Levey, Facebook has exhibited a doubling down on their desire to create a digital currency that will be recognized and used by governments around the world.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

Financial Regulation Macroeconomics

Tue, May 12, 2020

Will India amend its approach to Afghanistan peace?

As India considers its next steps in Afghanistan, it may well conclude that it can no longer remain a mere spectator in peace efforts. This may include more aggressive calls for a humanitarian ceasefire, seeking more clarity about Pakistan’s role in the peace process, and possibly seeking an observer role in the future intra-Afghan talks

New Atlanticist by Javid Ahmad

Afghanistan Conflict