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The latest pieces from Econographics

Fri, May 14, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: April

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

Economic Sanctions European Union

Thu, May 6, 2021

Chipwreck: Visualizing the downsides of semiconductors

The global chip shortage has impacted automakers far more than initially projected.

EconoGraphics by Niels Graham, Josh Lipsky

China Japan

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Rollout of the digital yuan

28. That’s the number of cities where China’s about to test drive the digital yuan. Our new animated map shows the rapid expansion planned for the mainland over the next eight months.

EconoGraphics by The GeoEconomics Center

China Digital Currencies



Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Goldin cited in Axios piece on the women’s labor force participation

Read the whole article here.

In the News by Nicole Goldin

Economy & Business Future of Work

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Friedlander quoted in LA times on Biden’s diplomatic successes

Read the whole article here.

In the News by Julia Friedlander

Economy & Business International Markets

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Lipsky spoke with Yahoo! Finance ahead of June Fed meeting

Watch the whole interview here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Ortagus calls for businesses to extend commitments on corporate responsibility to China.

On June 14, Scowcroft Center Senior Advisor Morgan Ortagus published an opinion piece in The Hill, where she argued that American companies looking to be socially responsible should reconsider their reliance on an increasingly authoritarian China and cut all ties with businesses that are involved in the genocide in Xinjiang.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Kosovo President Osmani: Today’s challenges require ‘an entirely different governing mindset’

As Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani faces rule of law challenges, high unemployment rates, and a slow vaccine rollout, she’s putting domestic reforms at the top of her priorities—even ahead of the country’s European Union-facilitated dialogue with Serbia.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Crisis Management Inclusive Growth

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: An Airbus-Boeing deal, seventeen years in the making

The agreement, announced just ahead of Biden’s first US-EU Summit, will suspend billions of dollars’ worth of threatened tariffs for five years. So why, after nearly two decades of wrangling, did this happen now?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

US-EU Summit may end aircraft trade row, but it needs to fly higher to succeed

If policymakers merely deliver movement regarding tariffs on selected physical items, they will have missed an opportunity to craft the foundations for a meaningful transatlantic relationship.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

Economy & Business European Union

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

No longer neglected: DAS Cook forecasts more robust engagement with Africa under the Biden administration

Speaking at an Atlantic Council event as part of the Africa Center’s African Conversations Series hosted by Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ms. Akunna Cook promised a turnaround in US-Africa relations under the Biden administration, avoiding the “neglect” shown in recent years and in contrast embracing African nations as partners across critical global challenges.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the G7 communiqué

How can you dig through 14,000 words of diplomat-speak to find what these world leaders are really saying? Leave that to the Atlantic Council’s experts.

New Atlanticist by Julia Friedlander, Ash Jain, Rama Yade, David Bray, Benjamin Haddad, Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business France

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Expert React: The key takeaways from the Biden-Erdoğan Meeting

US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels on June 14 for the first time since Biden's election. Atlantic Council experts offer their reactions on the meeting and its key takeaways.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Conflict Defense Technologies


Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Post G7 – What are the next steps to secure supply chains?

Online Event Panel discussion on the U.S. and EU supply chain reviews featuring Kerstin Jorna and John Murphy.

9:00am European Union International Markets Macroeconomics Trade

Wed, Jun 23, 2021

A special event with Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A conversation with Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese on US industrial policy.

8:30am Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform United States and Canada

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Vaccines for the Caribbean: Why it matters for the United States

Online Event A discussion on the US domestic and geopolitical importance of sending vaccines to the Caribbean.

1:00pm Caribbean Economy & Business Latin America Politics & Diplomacy