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In the News

Oct 20, 2021

Roberts featured in the Wire China on Evergrande

On October 17, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in The Wire China on Evergrande’s Xu Jiayin, who has stepped down from his position as chairman of the company in the face of its demise. “Xu is very flashy,” Roberts stated. Noting Xu’s nickname of “Belt Brother” due to the luxurious belt Xu wore to a Chinese […]

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Oct 20, 2021

US leaders laid down solid and sensible sanctions policy. Now they need to follow through.

By Daniel Fried, Brian O’Toole

The review is smart in addressing the true root causes of sanctions misuse without indulging in clichés such as that sanctions are overused or never work.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Oct 20, 2021

Let them eat communiqués: Rich countries’ pandemic inaction

By Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Struggling countries came away with more questions than answers from last week's IMF and World Bank meetings.

Economy & Business G20

empowerME Conversations

Oct 19, 2021

Rejuvenating retail

By Atlantic Council

In Season 2, Episode 4 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host and Atlantic Council empowerME Director Amjad Ahmad speaks with Majid Al Futtaim CEO Alain Bejjani about the future of retail in the Middle East, consumer desires for more modern and fulfilling experiences, and policies that will promote talent from the inside and economic growth.

Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 19, 2021

Rahmani joins a panel discussion at Milken Institute’s Global Conference on Global Overview: Charting a New Course

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Economy & Business

Event Recap

Oct 18, 2021

New opportunities for MENA women to plug into global commerce

By Stefanie H. Ali

Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop on “Women in the global supply chain: The importance of increasing women's access.”

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

New Atlanticist

Oct 18, 2021

Africa’s cultural revolution is here. Meet some of its movers and shakers.

By Katherine Walla

The Atlantic Council brought together Africa’s brightest cultural minds—and the policymakers who’ve helped make their achievements possible—to understand Africa's cultural revolution and rising soft power.

Africa General Africa

Inflection Points

Oct 17, 2021

We’re at the perilous beginning of an uncertain era in US-China relations

By Frederick Kempe

The United States and China represent the most significant bilateral relationship in human history—and neither side is managing their rising tensions with adequate skill or durable strategy.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 15, 2021

Verma appointed to the Board of Trustees by Ford Foundation

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Human Rights

Issue Brief

Oct 15, 2021

Designing decentralized finance for financial inclusion

By Nikhil Raghuveera

The next iteration of DeFi must be developed toward an intentional vision for financial inclusion. Financial inclusion means that everyone has the tools to not only meet their daily needs, but to also build wealth for themselves, their families, and their communities. And in turn, greater financial inclusion supports more resilient and robust economies.

Digital Currencies Digital Policy