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Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Argentina reaches key debt deal amid COVID-19 downturn

Avoiding its ninth default, this deal opens avenues for renewed confidence in the government’s ability to continue to safeguard the economy while establishing a necessary long-term macroeconomic plan for Argentina.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Nikhil Raghuveera in Cointelegraph: China and US must learn from one another and collaborate on Central Bank Digital Currency

Mr. Nikhil Raghuveera, a GeoTech Center Nonresident Fellows, was recently featured as a guest author in Cointelegraph, a digital publication focused on the future of money. In his article, Mr. Raghuveera discussed Central Bank Digital Currencies in continuation of his previous research for the Atlantic Council.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Fiscal and Structural Reform

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Zelenskyy’s bad economics: Inflation and devaluation will not help Ukraine grow

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s policymakers are causing concern by flirting with the dangerous idea that high inflation and substantial currency devaluation can boost economic growth.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Meet a Fellow: Nikhil Raghuveera

Fellows are an integral part of the GeoTech Center’s mission, providing experience in a variety of fields and a wide array of perspectives and expertise. The Meet a Fellow Series will regularly share presentations by GeoTech Center Fellows on ongoing research they are carrying out that aligns with the Center’s focus. The goal of this […]

GeoTech Cues by Stewart Scott

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Dambisa Moyo, panel reinvigorate debate on a Marshall Plan for Africa

On Friday, July 10, the Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on whether the time has come for a Marshall Plan for Africa. The panel featured Global Economist and Author Dr. Dambisa Moyo, former US Congressman Dr. David Brat, and Africa Center Senior Fellow Ms. Aubrey Hruby. The virtual conversation was moderated by Africa Center Senior Fellow Mr. Gabriel Negatu, with opening and concluding remarks given by the Center’s Director of Programs and Studies Ms. Bronwyn Bruton.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Do deficits matter? Japan shows they do.

Japan is often a misleading example for those who downplay the problems of debt. Tokyo has run budget deficits throughout the past three decades, creating one of the world’s highest public debt to GDP ratios, without any adverse effect on inflation and interest rates. But this comes at the cost of high savings by the household and corporate sectors, which has hampered Japanese growth.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The Sudan Partnership Conference: A turning point for Sudan?

The world came to Berlin yesterday (at least virtually) as part of a United Nations, European Union, and German government-sponsored “Partners Forum for Sudan.” By all accounts, it was a triumph, and potentially a turning point, for the fragile transitional civilian government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, pulling in an announced $1.8 billion in assistance to Sudan.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 26, 2020

Expert panel briefs Congressional staffers on Sudan

On Tuesday, May 26, the Africa Center hosted a closed Sudan briefing for Congressional staffers who are currently at work on several important pieces of Sudan-related legislation. The private briefing featured remarks from Sudanese Minister of Finance H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Elbadawi and Sudanese Minister of Justice H.E. Nasredeen Abdulbari, followed by an expert panel of DC-based Sudan experts.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 5, 2020

Younus in Dawn News: Creative and bold policy measures are critical for the post-Covid economy, but will Imran Khan walk the talk?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform