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New Atlanticist

Jun 21, 2024

Milei’s biggest challenge is to foster the societal consensus that Argentina needs to thrive

By Martin Mühleisen

Despite President Javier Milei’s popularity with a large part of the Argentinian public, failure to array Congress behind his movement could again leave the country with a half-completed reform agenda.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

New Atlanticist

Jun 14, 2024

Women should play a central role in rebuilding Ukraine’s economy

By Melanne Verveer and Kimberly Donovan

Ukraine can only rebuild its economy if women and civil society are fully involved in its reconstruction efforts.

Civil Society Corruption


May 22, 2024

There’s less to China’s housing bailout than meets the eye

By Jeremy Mark

Beijing’s property measures are a drop in the ocean

China Economy & Business

Issue Brief

May 15, 2024

China Pathfinder: Q1 2024 update

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

In the first quarter of 2024, Beijing pushed forward with a flurry of efforts to support a faltering stock market, ramp up exports to make up for domestic demand, and double-down on high-tech sectors with subsidies and other innovation funding.

China Fiscal and Structural Reform


May 7, 2024

The Enrico Letta Report and the state of the EU’s Capital Market Union

By Hung Tran

The Letta report emphasizes transforming the EU's fragmented markets by prioritizing harmonization over new financial products, but achieving this requires a significant and sustained effort.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

May 2, 2024

Is the Bangladesh success story unraveling?

By Ali Riaz

As the Bangladesh’s system of governance has become more autocratic, social development has received less attention from the government.

Bangladesh Fiscal and Structural Reform

New Atlanticist

Apr 30, 2024

The case for Mario Draghi as the next European Council president

By Mario De Pizzo

As European Council president, Draghi could help enact his proposals to make the European Union more integrated and competitive.

Economy & Business European Union
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Apr 29, 2024

The IMF warms to industrial policy—but with caveats

By Walter Frick

Industrial policy is making a comeback around the world. There’s no better sign of this than the new attention paid to subsidies by bastions of the Washington consensus like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has historically been very skeptical of them.

Fiscal and Structural Reform International Financial Institutions

In the News

Apr 21, 2024

Mühleisen quoted in Bloomberg on IMF debt restructuring reform

Read the full article here.

Fiscal and Structural Reform International Financial Institutions


Apr 19, 2024

China’s Strategic Objectives in the Middle East

By Jonathan Fulton

Jonathan Fulton, nonresident senior fellow for Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, testifies before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on “China and the Middle East.” Video from the hearings and other testimonies can be found below. Below are his prepared remarks. The Middle East – North […]

China Economy & Business