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UkraineAlert

Jan 24, 2022

Putin’s threatened invasion is already hitting the Ukrainian economy hard

By Anders Åslund

While the world waits to see if Vladimir Putin will proceed with his threatened invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s menacing military posture is already hitting the Ukrainian economy hard.

Conflict Corruption

Testimony

Jan 19, 2022

Marczak testifies to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the new Alliance for Democratic Development

By Jason Marczak

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Senior Director Jason Marczak testifies to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the new Alliance for Democratic Development.

Caribbean Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Dec 21, 2021

By the numbers: The global economy in 2021

By GeoEconomics Center

As the year comes to a close, our GeoEconomics Center experts explore the numbers behind the headlines that best capture the shape of the global economy in 2021—and what lies in store for 2022.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

Dec 13, 2021

China’s real ‘debt trap’ threat

By Jeremy Mark

Chinese debt relief could help many indebted countries—but failure to act would ensnare both foreign borrowers and Chinese lenders.

China Economy & Business

SouthAsiaSource

Nov 23, 2021

Experts react: A renewed Pakistan-IMF agreement

By Atlantic Council

On Monday, November 22, 2021 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan reached a staff-level agreement to complete the sixth review under the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility, funding that has been stalled since April due to issues over the required reforms. Considering Pakistan’s historical struggles with currency devaluation, high inflation, dwindling foreign reserves, and more, completion of the review would make available 750 million in IMF special drawing rights, equivalent to $1 billion that would come as welcome relief. Below, South Asia Center experts share their analysis.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

EconoGraphics

Oct 29, 2021

G20 Balance Sheet

By GeoEconomics team

Asset purchases by the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan, are driving most of the more than $17 trillion increase in the “G20 balance sheet”.

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions

EconoGraphics

Oct 29, 2021

G20 risks becoming G7 + G13

By Mrugank Bhusari, Niels Graham

This year's Summit priorities of people, planet, and prosperity seem to have forgotten another P -- pandemic -- that most of the world is still dealing with.

Economy & Business G20

New Atlanticist

Oct 20, 2021

Let them eat communiqués: Rich countries’ pandemic inaction

By Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Struggling countries came away with more questions than answers from last week's IMF and World Bank meetings.

Economy & Business G20

Inflection Points

Oct 17, 2021

We’re at the perilous beginning of an uncertain era in US-China relations

By Frederick Kempe

The United States and China represent the most significant bilateral relationship in human history—and neither side is managing their rising tensions with adequate skill or durable strategy.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Oct 13, 2021

The IMF needs to prepare for the post-COVID world

By Martin Mühleisen

The institution has shifted its focus toward climate policy and development finance in the last two years, but it should not stray from its global stability mandate.

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions