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

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Sep 14, 2021

Linscott joins U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum to discuss “India’s Technical Barriers to Trade Briefing”

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India


Sep 13, 2021

Afghanistan’s economy is in free fall mode

By Farshid Hakimyar

On August 18, Ajmal Ahmadi, the former governor of Afghanistan’s Central Bank, tweeted about the bank’s balance sheet, citing that all DAB assets are safeguarded in the US Federal Reserve, the World Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements in the form of US Treasury bills, bonds, gold and cash–a total of $9.6 billion that, just one day before the collapse, the US government had frozen and banned from all financial transactions.

Afghanistan Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Sep 10, 2021

Afghanistan’s ex-central bank chief: The Taliban has money to ‘run an insurgency but not a government’

By Dan Peleschuk

At an Atlantic Council event, Ajmal Ahmady discussed how the Taliban must govern a country short on cash and mired in multiple crises.

Afghanistan Conflict


Sep 3, 2021

Broadening the pressure on the Lukashenka regime

By Daniel Fried

Recent news of fresh IMF financing for Belarus has sparked controversy at a time when the democratic world is seeking to impose sanctions on the country's Kremlin-backed dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Belarus Economic Sanctions

In the News

Aug 30, 2021

Moehr quoted in ETF Trends about the rise of CBDCs

By Ole Moehr

Read the whole article here.

Digital Currencies Financial Regulation

In the News

Aug 27, 2021

Mark interviewed in Radio Free Europe on IMF SDR allocations to Belarus

By Jeremy Mark

Read the whole article here.

Belarus Economy & Business


Aug 23, 2021

IMF delivers fiscal firepower

By Niels Graham and William Howlett

On August 23 the IMF released a historic $650 billion allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions