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Jul 12, 2024

Integrating artisanal mining into the formal economy would benefit African miners and economies alike

By Sarah Way

Many artisanal and small-scale miners work informally and face harsh conditions. Here's how the international community can help.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the News

Jul 11, 2024

Michta in Politico, RealClearWorld, and RealClearDefense on why US policymakers should reconceptualize their understanding of the international order

On July 9, Andrew Michta, director and senior fellow in the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, was published in Politico, RealClearWorld, and RealClearDefense on why the United States must change its thinking about the international system, which would allow policymakers to think more deeply about the “vision of victory” for the global “system-transforming war that’s been all […]

China Economy & Business


Jul 10, 2024

State of the Order: In June, the world’s alliances strengthened—but concerning risks for the democratic order remain

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

In the News

Jul 10, 2024

Donovan and Nikoladze cited by Washington Post on sanctions evasion

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China Economic Sanctions


Jul 8, 2024

Who’s at 2 percent? Look how NATO allies have increased their defense spending since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

By Clara Falkenek

As NATO gathers for its summit in Washington, 23 of 32 allies now meet the 2 percent GDP defense spending target, highlighting a collective effort to strengthen the Alliance and support Ukraine.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Jul 8, 2024

Kenya’s fiscal troubles are largely homemade. Now the country is running out of options.

By Martin Mühleisen

Recent events have made it clear that Nairobi’s adjustment strategy needs to change, putting a possible debt operation on the table.

Africa Economy & Business

In the News

Jul 7, 2024

CBDC Tracker cited by BeInCrypto on North Carolina CBDC bill

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Digital Currencies Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

Jul 5, 2024

What to expect at the Chinese Communist Party’s most important meeting of the year

By Jeremy Mark

A July 15-18 CCP meeting is set to prioritize confrontation with Washington over solutions to Beijing’s domestic economic issues.

China Economy & Business

Inflection Points Today

Jul 4, 2024

What do Biden, Macron, and Sunak have in common? They brought it on themselves. 

By Frederick Kempe

US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak are suffering from self-inflicted wounds that are likely to have long-term political and economic consequences.

Economy & Business Elections
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a ceremony at which Xi received an honorary degree from St. Petersburg State University, in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 6, 2019.


Jul 3, 2024

Advancing freedom, defeating authoritarianism: A democracy agenda for 2025-2029

By Patrick Quirk

This report provides actionable and measurable policy recommendations for the upcoming administration's foreign policy to advance democracy and strengthen the US position in international development.

Economy & Business Freedom and Prosperity