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Jan 5, 2022

How secure is Social Security?

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

The Social Security System is estimated to run out of reserves in just 12 years. However, reform is possible and through a combination of tax increases and retirement changes, Social Security can regain solvency

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Blog Post

Dec 8, 2021

Impacts of the pandemic on US productivity growth

By Jeff Goldstein

After 45 years of decelerating productivity growth, the pandemic's impact on economic activity has indicated the potential for a reversal of the trend. It remains to be seen whether this is durable or temporary, but the answer will significantly impact the US economy's long-term outlook.

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Report

Dec 8, 2021

Unpacking the geopolitics of technology

By Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler, Kaisa Oksanen, and Ossi Piironen

In this paper, authors from the Atlantic Council and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland examine the transformation of technology and work in a broader social and political context, look at strategies that different regions of the world employ, and evaluate the transition’s geopolitical impact through alternative futures.

China Cybersecurity

GeoTech Cues

Dec 8, 2021

Postpandemic letdown and western disarray

By Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler, Kaisa Oksanen, and Ossi Piironen

After a spurt of inclusive growth, in which most segments saw gains, all the prepandemic structural problems resurfaced, particularly the inequalities that had grown worse under the pandemic.

China Cybersecurity

GeoTech Cues

Dec 8, 2021

Europe in a bipolar tech world

By Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler, Kaisa Oksanen, and Ossi Piironen

With no sign of Beijing backing down, the US administration lays out a strategy for restructuring NATO to be targeted on Russia and China, combining its allies from Asia and Europe into an enlarged, redefined alliance.

China Cybersecurity

GeoTech Cues

Dec 8, 2021

Counting the costs of technonationalism and the balkanization of cyberspace

By Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler, Kaisa Oksanen, and Ossi Piironen

While it started as a well-meaning effort to prevent disinformation and propagation of violent extremism, the increasing regulation began to fracture the Internet into at least three largely separate regimes, reinforcing the forces of technonationalism and protectionism.

China Cybersecurity

In the News

Dec 6, 2021

Nusairat quoted in Bahrain News Agency on DERASAT signing a new agreement with Atlantic Council

By Atlantic Council

Future of Work Inclusive Growth

In the News

Dec 6, 2021

Fernandes on Forbes India: Public health integration in CSR a must to reshape the post Covid-19 world

By Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Future of Work

In the News

Nov 16, 2021

Lakhani quoted in Bloomberg News: Startup Fever Is Gripping the World’s Last Big Untapped Nation

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Future of Work

Blog Post

Nov 12, 2021

Labor force participation rates in G20 in five charts

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Labor force participation rates, down since COVID, were already declining in several G20 countries. Will labor market challenges be part of the next G20 meetings’ agenda?

East Asia Economy & Business