Jan 12, 2022

Cutting off Russia from SWIFT will really sting

By Harley Balzer

While Russia has attempted to reduce its dependence on the SWIFT payment system, it remains vulnerable to a sanctions cut-off in the event of a new Kremlin offensive in Putin's eight-year undeclared war against Ukraine.

China Conflict


Jan 10, 2022

Is the US going to screen outbound investment?

By Sarah Bauerle-Danzman

There is a growing consensus in Washington that the U.S. government needs more tools to prevent the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from using U.S. capital markets to amass military capabilities and control supply chain chokepoints.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Dec 21, 2021

By the numbers: The global economy in 2021

By GeoEconomics Center

As the year comes to a close, our GeoEconomics Center experts explore the numbers behind the headlines that best capture the shape of the global economy in 2021—and what lies in store for 2022.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation


Dec 16, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: Holiday Edition

By Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese, Maia Nikoladze and Castellum.AI

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

Africa Belarus

New Atlanticist

Dec 13, 2021

China’s real ‘debt trap’ threat

By Jeremy Mark

Chinese debt relief could help many indebted countries—but failure to act would ensnare both foreign borrowers and Chinese lenders.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Dec 1, 2021

Tran’s piece on China’s debt reduction campaign was featured in a Formiche article

By Hung Tran

Read the full article here.

China Economy & Business


Nov 30, 2021

Economic statecraft: Finance and money

By Dr. Carla Norrlöf

Using economics to achieve non-economic foreign policy objectives has become a dominant strategy for great powers in the post 9/11 world. The economic statecraft kit now includes a wide range of practices such as financial sanctions, coercive policies and inducements to defensive policies.

Australia China


Nov 30, 2021

Transatlantic tools: Harmonizing US and EU approaches to China

By Noah Barkin and Agatha Kratz

Cooperation between the US and the EU is essential if they are to develop effective responses to the challenges presented by China. However, there has been a lack of coordination in recent years. Nevertheless, this paper argues there is now an opportunity under the Biden Administration for the United States and Europe to learn from each other and harmonize some of their China-related efforts. 

China Economic Sanctions

New Atlanticist

Nov 22, 2021

The Fed’s gathering storm shows why Biden chose Powell

By Josh Lipsky

The Federal Reserve is packed with a powerhouse leadership team that's well-equipped to handle inflation and labor market recovery, among other pressing issues.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

Nov 22, 2021

China’s debt-reduction campaign is making progress, but at a cost

By Hung Tran

Global economies must prepare accordingly for the coming Chinese slowdown caused by efforts to pare back the country's corporate debt.

China Economy & Business