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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

How will the future of US foreign policy and economic engagement affect Turkey?

We asked three experts to share their thoughts on which policy would best fit Turkey’s perspective and interests, how a Biden administration would affect US foreign policy towards the Middle East as well as in the Mediterranean, and whether the United States can play a mediating role between Turkey and Israel. Additionally, we asked our contributors their thoughts on the prospects of increased economic engagement between the United States and Turkey on trade and investment.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Inclusive Growth International Markets

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Why Chile could be a canary in the coal mine for wealthy economies

While the new constitution could help jumpstart efforts to alleviate many of the inequalities in Chilean society, the struggle to get to this point should give caution to other countries that have left structural inequalities unaddressed.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Payares-Montoya

Elections Inclusive Growth

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Nikhil Raghuveera: Mission-driven cryptocurrency requires an active commitment to equity

"For cryptocurrency to meaningfully move “the needle on large global challenges,” as Armstrong writes, the underlying causes of inequality must be addressed. And while mission-driven cryptocurrency organizations cannot expect to do this alone, they have an important role to play in developing and directing their products to be used in the service of addressing the underlying problems. Those who declare they’re on a social mission inevitably sign themselves up for this challenge."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

A razor’s edge between protection and protectionism

A central task for the next administration will be to create jobs and implement necessary protections for sensitive industries, while at the same time not trampling the free market principles that have made the United States the most powerful economy in the world.

Elections 2020 by Julia Friedlander

European Union Future of Work

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Meet three entrepreneurs creating impact in African markets

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) invests in companies and projects in lower and middle income countries, including emerging economies in Africa, to address critical global and regional challenges. Mr. Terry Kier, Mr. Ziad Oueslati, and Ms. Sheeba Philip joined Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby to share about their companies, their models, and how the DFC’s support has impacted their companies’ growth.

AfricaSource by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Sun, Oct 18, 2020

Whoever wins the US elections will need to save democratic capitalism through ‘new Bretton Woods’

The underlying story of this week’s IMF and World Bank meetings, held virtually from Washington, is that democratic capitalism is suffering dangerous new blows and autocratic capitalism is enjoying new gains. Whoever is elected on Nov. 3 will be saddled with the task of reversing the slide in public faith for democratic capitalism before it becomes irreversible, and addressing inequalities while at the same time not sacrificing capitalism’s irreplaceable engine of growth and innovation.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The US government makes its big push for investment in Africa

Buoyed by bipartisan commitment and a new government agency, the United States has taken new and significant steps to help drive investment in Africa, strengthen the region’s dynamic economies, create lucrative opportunities for US and African businesses, and advance US foreign-policy goals in the region.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Africa Future of Work

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Regional development banks play a critical role in COVID-19 response and recovery

As the pandemic calls into question the effectiveness of the global order and systems of economic and financial governance, the pivotal role of RDBs in improving billions of lives, bolstering markets, and strengthening economies should not be overlooked

New Atlanticist by Nicole Goldin, PhD

Future of Work Inclusive Growth

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Why Pakistan’s TikTok ban is a bad sign for investors

Banning content is different from banning platforms. In a conservative country like Pakistan, clear delineations around content standards not only guides players navigating this landscape, it also helps ease the risk of investors looking to operate in the country.

New Atlanticist by Kalsoom Lakhani

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Event recap | Data salon episode 4: Data science and social entrepreneurship

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the GeoTech Center hosted the fourth episode of the Data Salon Series in partnership with Accenture. The panel featured Ms. Valeria Budinich, Scholar-in-Residence at the Legatum Center in MIT's Sloan School of Management; Mr. Derry Goberdhansingh, CEO of Harper Paige, and Mr. Bevon Moore, CEO of Elevate U.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Digital Policy Economy & Business