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New Atlanticist

Nov 30, 2022

A badly designed Ukraine bailout could backfire on the IMF. Here’s how to get it right.

By Martin Mühleisen

The IMF should stick to what it does best in aiding Ukraine: Using its macroeconomic expertise to corral broader support while sticking to its guidelines for its own loan.

Conflict Economy & Business


Nov 29, 2022

Fueling Ukraine’s fight back against Russia’s blackout blitz

By Oleksiy Chernyshov

Russia's bombing campaign of civilian infrastructure means Ukraine faces the toughest winter season in the country's 31-year independent history, writes newly appointed Naftogaz CEO Oleksiy Chernyshov.

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance


Oct 31, 2022

The global infrastructure financing gap: Where sovereign wealth funds and pension funds can play a role

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou and Naomi Aladekoba

Having more than $65 trillion in assets, institutional investors such as SWFs and pension funds are uniquely positioned to bridge low-income economies’ infrastructure financing gap in the coming decades. The Bretton Woods Institutions (BWI) can encourage investment in developing countries’ infrastructure through providing various guarantee and insurance mechanisms, thereby reducing risk for private investors.

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth
How China would like to reshape international economic institutions


Oct 17, 2022

How China would like to reshape international economic institutions

By Victor Shih

Despite its size, China has an inadequate voice in traditional Bretton Woods Institutions. This paper examines aspects of the dissatisfaction China has with existing global governance institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It also discusses the proposed changes to these institutions according to discussions with Chinese experts.

China Economy & Business
The evolution of the IMF


Oct 17, 2022

The evolution of the IMF: A case for IMF 1.5 before Bretton Woods 2.0

By Hung Tran

Bretton Woods Institutions will face enormous challenges going forward. While ambitious reforms are needed, its unlikely they will be seriously considered due to high geopolitical tension and mistrust among major countries. Nevertheless, the need for reform is pressing. Therefore, it is important to look at more feasible reform, narrower in scope and technocratic in nature, to improve the these institutions.

China Economy & Business
Modernizing the Bretton Woods institutions for the twenty-first century


Oct 17, 2022

Modernizing the Bretton Woods Institutions for the twenty-first century

By Ajay Chhibber

The challenges that led to World War II have resurfaced and created the dire need for reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions. A new system to address these challenges requires the three core "Rs"—a revised global remit, an enhanced resource base, and a mandate to monitor agreed-upon global rules.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation
Changing Bretton Wood Institutions


Oct 17, 2022

Changing Bretton Woods Institutions: How non-state and quasi-state actors can help drive the global development agenda

By Nisha Narayanan

This new report examines the increasingly influential role of non-state and quasi-public actors in global development and sustainable finance, specifically through the rising level of sustainable investments in emerging and development markets.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Inflection Points

Oct 16, 2022

Wanted: Global leadership to meet this historic moment

By Frederick Kempe

There is growing consensus among global leaders regarding the gathering dangers and their historic stakes, but common action is falling far short of this generational challenge.

China Conflict


Oct 3, 2022

The EU and US must continue to work together, as a recession ‘can no longer be ruled out,’ says Paolo Gentiloni

By Atlantic Council

"Transatlantic cooperation is a necessary but not sufficient condition to tackle the challenges the world is facing," Gentiloni told the audience at the 2022 Frankfurt Forum.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business


Oct 3, 2022

Here’s how to prepare for the world’s next economic shock, according to the Deutsche Bundesbank president

By Atlantic Council

Policymakers are rethinking elements of their strategic approach to take into account the unexpected, Nagel said at an event before the Frankfurt Forum in Germany.

Economy & Business European Union