May 9, 2024

China builds more utility-scale solar as competition with coal ramps up

By Joseph Webster

China's transition to more utility-scale solar installations furthers its decarbonization efforts. However, regional resource limitations, limited interprovincial electricity transfers, and cheap coal present structural and economic headwinds.

China Energy Transitions


Oct 16, 2023

Why China won’t win the Global South

By Michael Schuman

Beijing has devoted ample resources to garnering support from the Global South, but China’s ambitions to lead the developing world are facing challenges.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Aug 24, 2023

BRICS is doubling its membership. Is the bloc a new rival for the G7?  

By Atlantic Council experts

Atlantic Council experts share their insights on what the addition of Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia to the group might mean.

Africa Brazil


Aug 23, 2023

Piece by piece, the BRICS really are building a multipolar world

By Hippolyte Fofack

Coming out of the Johannesburg summit, the BRICS group has the potential to accelerate the process of dedollarization and the transition to a multipolar world.

Brazil China

New Atlanticist

Aug 16, 2023

Indian Ocean partnerships are key to countering China’s maritime ambitions

By Delharty Manson and Nicholas Nuñez

The United States must strengthen its ties to Indian Ocean nations to counter China's maritime presence in the Indo-Pacific.

China India

New Atlanticist

Aug 8, 2023

China and India are at odds over BRICS expansion

By Hung Tran

Beijing and New Delhi have different ideas about how the group should move forward, as India’s disagreement with China’s push to rapidly expand the organization’s membership demonstrates.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jul 25, 2023

Is ‘friendshoring’ really working?

By Niels Graham and Mondrita Rashid

The Biden administration has identified around 2,400 critical goods and materials that fall under its efforts to move supply chains out of China. Check out what the data reveal so far.

China Economy & Business


Jul 12, 2023

Progress on debt restructuring provides a glimmer of hope for developing countries

By Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

As government and private-sector creditors finally take steps to restructure debt, questions remain over their readiness to meaningfully reduce debt burdens.

Africa China


Jun 29, 2023

Maximizing US foreign aid for strategic competition

By Patrick Quirk, Caitlin Dearing Scott

A fully developed strategy for using foreign aid across all sectors—economic, education, security assistance, and democracy support—can provide critical reinforcement to the military and economic pillars of strategic competition.

Africa China
A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the first round of Guatemala's presidential election in Chinautla, Guatemala, June 25, 2023.

New Atlanticist

Jun 26, 2023

As Guatemala’s voters signal a left turn, great powers are watching closely

By María Fernanda Bozmoski, Eva Lardizábal

The outcome of Guatemala's presidential runoff election this August could reshape the geopolitical map of the Western Hemisphere.

Americas China