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Mar 30, 2023

Chinese banking’s SVB resilience 

By Niels Graham, Josh Lipsky

Silicon Valley Bank's collapse has rippled across evert major banking hub except for China's. This is because of China's unique banking structure which emphases heavy state oversight and control while minimizing cross border connections with advanced economies

China Economy & Business


Mar 30, 2023

Russia faces long economic decline as isolated Putin turns to China

By Diane Francis

With most avenues for Western partnership indefinitely closed and Russian economic dependency on China growing rapidly, Putin’s talk of “economic sovereignty” is starting to sound very hollow, writes Diane Francis.

China Conflict

China-MENA Podcast

Mar 30, 2023

US Perceptions of China’s Middle East Presence

By Atlantic Council

Dr. Julian Gewirtz and Chris Backemeyer join us to provide unique insights from a US perspective on the potential implications of China's growing presence in the Middle East and its efforts to replace US dominance on global governance, as well as the priorities of the US in the MENA region.

China East Asia

New Atlanticist

Mar 29, 2023

China’s struggles to reassure wary businesses and consumers raise doubts about its economic comeback

By Jeremy Mark

The end result could very well be slower growth and fewer opportunities for Chinese and foreign businesses—and a bleaker outlook for continued improvement in the Chinese people’s standard of living.

China Economy & Business


Mar 29, 2023

There’s a Forex market crisis in Iran. The root cause of its problems is the clerical establishment.

By Ebad Ebadi

Iranian officials have not been able to stop the increases in foreign currency rates or maintain the value of the Iranian rial.

Economy & Business Iran

New Atlanticist

Mar 29, 2023

What policymakers should know about improving gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Atlantic Council experts

Narrowing the gender gap is pivotal for charting a more prosperous future for the region. Five experts on the region provide their ideas for doing so.

Americas Caribbean


Mar 27, 2023

The problem with India’s app bans

By Justin Sherman

The Indian government needs to build a comprehensive, transparent, and accountable means of addressing data privacy and security risks.

Digital Policy Economy & Business


Mar 27, 2023

Loss of investor confidence and the banking crisis 

By Hung Tran

Despite the best efforts of financial authorities following the most recent banking crisis, selloffs of bank shares and capital contingent bonds have persisted. After the sale of Credit Suisse, the most poignant example of investor concerns is the market pressure on Deutsche Bank (DB).

Economy & Business European Union

Event Recap

Mar 24, 2023

Trajectories of Iraqi youth two decades after the 2003 invasion: Between aspirations and reality

By Britt Gronemeyer

On March 20, 2023, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a discussion with a number of young Iraqi civil society activists and prospective leaders to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Economy & Business Education

In the News

Mar 24, 2023

Pavia in Foreign Policy in Focus: What’s behind Spain’s about-face on Western Sahara

By Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict