EnergySource

Aug 9, 2022

The balance President Biden needed: How the IRA achieves a durable energy and climate policy

By David L. Goldwyn

The Biden administration and the Democratic Party stand to benefit greatly from the passage of the IRA. The bill’s balanced approach to clean energy deployment and support for the US oil and gas sector makes it a political winner.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

EnergySource

Aug 9, 2022

These veterans are on the leading edge of the energy transition

By Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 3

A series of policy papers on topics related to national security and the energy transition, all written by the Atlantic Council’s Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

EnergySource

Aug 8, 2022

How to build on the Inflation Reduction Act and incentivize truly clean electricity

By Ameya Hadap

The production tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act will lift up every carbon-free source of electricity in the United States. But there is no guarantee these clean energy sources will actually displace carbon from the grid. More legislation is needed to build on the bill and close the gap between clean energy deployment and carbon mitigation.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

SouthAsiaSource

Aug 8, 2022

Collaboration, not competition, is key to alleviating the global chip shortage

By Ridhika Batra

If the international community seeks to diversify chip manufacturing and create safety nets for future crises, then collaboration—as opposed to competition—seems a logical and prudent first step.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Stefanini in Financial Times: Europe’s fight to stay united over war in Ukraine

By Stefano Stefanini

Stefano Stefanini was quoted in a Financial Times article discussing the importance of Europe continuing to put forth a united front against Russia, particularly in light of Mario Draghi’s resignation.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Event Recap

Aug 8, 2022

Why NATO must make gender central to its security thinking

By Alvina Ahmed

On July 15, the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing the importance of incorporating gender perspectives in NATO’s strategies as the alliance looks to implement its new Strategic Concept and defend against malign actors.

Conflict Defense Policy

New Atlanticist

Aug 8, 2022

When will Sweden and Finland join NATO? Tracking the ratification process across the Alliance.

By Atlantic Council experts

With this tracker, the Atlantic Council team is keeping tabs on the countries that have ratified the amended NATO treaty—and handicapping the political prospects for ratification in the rest.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

EnergySource

Aug 8, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act places a big bet on alternative mineral supply chains

By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan

The Inflation Reduction Act’s consumer electric vehicle tax credit will create strong demand for alternative minerals, sourced and processed outside of existing supply chains. The ability for these alternative supplies to meaningfully diversify mineral value chains hinges on further investment and policymaking effort.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

SouthAsiaSource

Aug 5, 2022

Bangladesh’s economic crisis: How did we get here?

By Ali Riaz

Bangladesh’s economic and financial crisis was paved by the policies of the Hasina government and an unaccountable system of governance of the past decade. 

Bangladesh Economy & Business

Feature

Aug 5, 2022

Operational technology: Cloudy, with a chance of data 

By Emma Schroeder

In the second episode of The Cyber Moonshot, we again follow Neymar, Zafira, and Ernest in a quaint little food court on the surface of the moon. Follow along in their journey to understand the operational technology-cloud convergence and track down the path of the malware that has infected their port – before it becomes a permanent winter wonderland!

SouthAsiaSource

Aug 3, 2022

Experts react: Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaeda, killed by US drone strike in Afghanistan

By South Asia Center experts

South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the US drone strike in Kabul that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda.

Afghanistan Middle East

Econographics

Aug 2, 2022

The global slowdown: Why Sub-Saharan Africa is so important

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou and Naomi Aladekoba

The global community, with the leadership of the IMF and the World Bank, needs to focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. While the population in countries that have moved into the high-income and upper middle-income categories are now aging rapidly, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to one of the world’s youngest population structure. In addition to lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in this region, sustained and inclusive growth over the next two decades in Sub-Saharan Africa could contribute to the growth in the global economy.

Africa Economy & Business

Event Recap

Aug 2, 2022

Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations

By Alexandra Kaiss and Mariah Smith

On July 25, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative and Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual event titled “Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations.”

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

SouthAsiaSource

Aug 2, 2022

Adrian Levy and the myth of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence

By Kamal Alam and Adrian Levy

In this interview with non-resident senior fellow Kamal Alam, author Adrian Levy reflects on the deep historical relationship between Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency, noting that it has covered history’s many “pinch points.”

India Intelligence

Op-Ed

Aug 2, 2022

Ukraine’s battle for Kherson could be a key victory

By Doug Klain

The looming battle of Kherson will be one of Ukraine’s most important fights since the defense of Kyiv. With the smart use of its new arsenal and a bit of luck, Ukraine just might be able to turn the tide against the invaders and give the world a glimpse of what a Russian defeat looks […]

Russia Security & Defense

Event Recap

Aug 1, 2022

Biden’s trip to the Middle East: Outcomes and opportunities

By Alexandra Kaiss and Mariah Smith

On July 21st, the Middle East Programs’ Israel Project, in collaboration with the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, hosted a virtual event titled “Biden’s trip to the Middle East: Outcomes and opportunities.”

Israel Middle East

Econographics

Jul 28, 2022

Keeping everyone in the club: How sanctions complicate the Bretton Woods Institutions’ job

By Mrugank Bhusari, Maia Nikoladze, Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

With a voting majority at the Bretton Woods Institutions, the G7 and EU can collectively ask the institutions to comply with their sanctions. This is complicating the IMF and World Bank’s functions.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Econographics

Jul 28, 2022

When does an economy enter recession?

By Charles Lichfield, Sophia Busch

US GDP growth was negative for two consecutive quarters, fulfilling textbook definitions of a recession. Regardless of definition, this period of contraction is different from previous periods with a much tighter labor market.

Economy & Business International Markets

Britain Debrief

Jul 27, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What future for Hong Kong? | A Debrief from Nathan Law

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviewed Nathan Law, a Hong Kong democracy activist currently in exile in London.

China Civil Society

Britain Debrief

Jul 27, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What does the Tory leadership contest say about race in Britain? | A Debrief from Tomiwa Owolade

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Tomiwa Owolade, contributing writer to the New Statesman magazine, on how the political advancement of ethnic minority politicians reflects on British society at large.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions