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Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Jordan was never ‘boring.’ A vibrant protest movement has been ignored for too long.

The greatest risk to Jordan’s stability remains that political and economic reform has been delayed for too long, and the little space that remains for Jordanians to express their legitimate frustration and dissent is narrowing every day.

MENASource by Tuqa Nusairat

Civil Society Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

How to reform Ukrainian Railways

In order for Ukraine’s railway service to modernize, or even to survive in the long-term, the government needs to help reform UZ by changing tariffs, funding loss-making passenger operations, and cutting taxes.

UkraineAlert by Adomas Audickas

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

China’s “Two Sessions” goes off script

Since their peak in mid-February, Chinese markets have lost $1.3 trillion dollars in value. The market route was likely caused by Beijing’s announcement of tighter fiscal policy and worries about inflation risks in America. Nevertheless, it is still unclear if the Chinese can tolerate the kind of volatility capitalist countries are accustomed to.

EconoGraphics by Niels Graham, Josh Lipsky

China Financial Regulation

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Russia after Putin: How to rebuild the state

We do not know when and how President Putin’s regime will end, but there are signs that it is struggling and the end could come in the foreseeable future. We need to start discussing now how a new state should be built on the ruins of the old system.

Report by Anders Åslund and Leonid Gozman

Civil Society Corruption

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Chhibber writes on India’s Interventionist State

In the News by Atlantic Council

Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Lakhani joins Clubhouse to discuss what New State Bank Reforms mean for Pakistani Startups

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Developing countries are sinking in a world awash in cash. Here’s what the US can do.

Economic policy built on hope is bound to disappoint. What is needed is grant aid that does not increase debt burdens—and leadership based on a clear understanding of the problems facing countries rich and poor. That is where the Biden administration is positioned to make a difference.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

ANT Group IPO compromise shows that foreign investment in China will only go so far

Last December, Chinese President Xi Jinping blocked ANT Group’s planned IPO and no one was quite sure what would come next. Then news broke this morning that ANT Group and Chinese regulators reached an agreement to restructure the fintech giant into a financial holding company. As a financial holding company, ANT must abide by a […]

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Center

China Financial Regulation

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Why funding America’s local governments could have a global impact

Now that Joe Biden has entered the White House with a razor-thin Democratic majority in Congress, the United States has an opening as narrow as the eye of a needle to contribute meaningfully to a global economic recovery. But they still face an uphill battle to secure resources for local governments.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin H. Bradlow

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Addressing African debt burdens

Across the world, COVID-19 has ravaged economies and government revenues. For many sub-Saharan African (SSA) nations, that has tipped the delicate balance of debt. Zambia was the first affected, defaulting on debt obligations in November. Many more must take action to avoid the same fate, including Angola, Gabon, Ghana, and Kenya, among others.

EconoGraphics by Stefan de Villiers

Africa Fiscal and Structural Reform