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In the News

May 13, 2022

Mohseni-Cheraghlou interviewed by CBC News on Russia halting of gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria, and what it could mean for EU economies

Watch the full interview here.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

The 5×5

May 12, 2022

The 5×5—Reflections on trusting trust: Securing software supply chains

By Simon Handler

Five experts discuss the implications of insecure software supply chains and realistic paths to securing them. 

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies


May 11, 2022

The Belarusian dictator’s dilemma

By Brian Whitmore

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka appears to recognize that Vladimir Putin's Ukraine War is going disastrously wrong and is desperate to distance himself but he remains completely dependent on the Kremlin.

Belarus Conflict

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


May 11, 2022

Emerging market investments are shrinking. How will MENA countries hit FDI targets? 

By Amjad Ahmad

A US economic slowdown or a recession couldn’t come at a worse time for emerging markets, particularly those in MENA, where most are fighting chronic unemployment, slowing growth, and higher debt levels.

Economy & Business Middle East


May 11, 2022

China’s faltering “zero COVID” policy: politics in command, economy in reverse

By Jeremy Mark, Michael Schuman

Could Beijing's doubling down on the "zero COVID" policy undermine the narrative of China’s superiority in responding to the pandemic—and the image and stature of Xi’s rule?

China Coronavirus

In the News

May 10, 2022

Slavin quoted in Al Monitor on developing Iran-Saudi relations and it’s impact on nuclear talks

By Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

In the News

May 9, 2022

GeoEconomics Center report on the future of UK banking and finance cited in Telegraph

Read the full article here.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

In the News

May 9, 2022

Cohen joins Bloomberg to discuss Russian foreign policy plans in the future and Russian interests in Middle Eastern resources

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

In the News

May 9, 2022

Ferziger mentioned in Jewish Insider Daily Kickoff on global food shortage trends in MENA

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Economy & Business