Issue Brief

May 23, 2022

Toward a framework for transatlantic cooperation on non-state armed groups

By Lauren Mooney and Patrick Quirk

This policy brief examines how transatlantic cooperation regarding NSAGs can be strengthened. It describes the proliferation of NSAGs and the threat they pose to stability in the Sahel specifically. It then explores US-European policies toward engaging NSAGs, highlighting how these frameworks remain underdeveloped on both sides of the Atlantic— pointing to opportunities for greater coordination.

Africa Europe & Eurasia

Issue Brief

May 18, 2022

Afghanistan: Where US-Iranian interests may yet intersect

By Borzou Daragahi

Borzou Daragahi's latest report delves into the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and how the swift collapse of the US-backed government in Kabul last summer shocked the United States and its influential neighbor, Iran. 

Afghanistan Iran

Issue Brief

May 11, 2022

China Pathfinder: Q1 2022 Update

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Over the past ten months, teams from the Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group have taken a dive into China’s economy to address a fundamental question: Is China becoming more or less like other open-market economies? 

China Fiscal and Structural Reform

Issue Brief

Apr 19, 2022

Can China transform its economy to be innovation-led?

By Hung Tran

The ability of the Chinese economy to transform itself will depends on three key areas: input mobilization, R&D, and output implementation.

China Digital Policy

Issue Brief

Apr 19, 2022

E-commerce policy for a new digital India

By Anand Raghuraman

As India looks to revise its e-commerce frameworks, policymakers in Delhi have a unique opportunity to articulate core principles and processes that can deliver practical, inclusive, and durable policy solutions.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

In-Depth Research & Reports

Apr 18, 2022

America the Unready: Viking Age lessons for ransomware

By Emma Schroeder

"America the Unready: Viking Age lessons for ransomware" explores the rising tide of ransomware and presents three lessons that the US Government can learn from the English Viking Age about combating persistent, distributed threats through strengthening collective resilience and defense.


Issue Brief

Apr 11, 2022

US-India economic integration: Towards an agenda for growing manufacturing and resilient supply chains

By Atman Trivedi, Katherine Hadda, Akhil Bery

China’s rise and COVID-19 have injected greater urgency into how the United States and India work together to attract global manufacturing and ensure greater supply-chain resiliency. Both countries increasingly view China as a source of unfair trade competition—a multidimensional competitor that poses a security threat best managed by finding supply alter-natives and achieving a degree of separation on key future technologies.

Economy & Business India

Issue Brief

Apr 8, 2022

Technology for social good

By Uzair Younus

Growing cooperation between the United States and India in the digital realm presents significant opportunities in terms of investment, job creation, and deeper trade linkages. Deeper technological cooperation can also make a significant impact on improving social outcomes, particularly as they relate to empowering local communities by democratizing access.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Apr 5, 2022

The rising national security threats from climate change in the Mediterranean region

By Katerina Sokou

Climate change hazards will asymmetrically impact the Mediterranean’s coastal ecosystems. In addition increased natural disasters, climate change will also exacerbate the region’s economic vulnerabilities.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Apr 1, 2022

Foreign direct investment, infrastructure, and supply chain resiliency: A new nexus for US industrial strategy

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Introduction                                      The United States’ aging infrastructure is currently unable to support the kind of economic growth and productivity it needs to successfully compete with other advanced and emerging economies. This includes the present state of nontraditional infrastructure, such as the semiconductor industry; and recent shortages have highlighted US dependency on foreign producers. Inbound FDI stock […]

China Economy & Business