Experts

Mauricio Cárdenas

Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Julie Chon

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Antonio de Lecea

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Robert Dohner

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative

Content

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Argentina reaches key debt deal amid COVID-19 downturn

Avoiding its ninth default, this deal opens avenues for renewed confidence in the government’s ability to continue to safeguard the economy while establishing a necessary long-term macroeconomic plan for Argentina.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Coronavirus Fiscal and Structural Reform

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

The IMF, the World Bank, and South Asia in the face of COVID-19

Given the region’s deteriorating economic outlook, heavy funding from International Financial Institutions (IFIs) is crucial to prevent a prolonged public health crisis and financial woes. Unfortunately, this has not yet materialized.

New Atlanticist by Capucine Querenet

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, Africa needs another “London Moment”

Last month’s Group of Twenty (G20) finance ministers’ meeting proved that the international community is too cautious about helping Africa in its time of need. Is the G20 prepared to face the consequences of its inaction?

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

As central banks implement coronavirus rescue plans, has moral hazard been forgotten?

With financial markets beginning to astoundingly recover, despite continued economic pain and an uncertain pandemic picture, the fear of moral hazard seems to have been forgotten.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus Financial Regulation

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Meet a Fellow: Nikhil Raghuveera

Fellows are an integral part of the GeoTech Center’s mission, providing experience in a variety of fields and a wide array of perspectives and expertise. The Meet a Fellow Series will regularly share presentations by GeoTech Center Fellows on ongoing research they are carrying out that aligns with the Center’s focus. The goal of this […]

GeoTech Cues by Stewart Scott

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

To pave the way for a sustainable recovery, show the data

There is a disconnect between a continued focus on traditional metrics judging economic growth on the one hand and the absence of sustainability metrics being presented to policymakers

New Atlanticist by Valerie Rouxel-Laxton

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Will Ukraine’s new central bank chief be independent?

President Zelenskyy has appointed Kyrylo Shevchenko as Governor of Ukraine's National Bank but questions remain over whether the new NBU chief will be able to remain truly independent.

UkraineAlert by David Clark

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The G20 needs to do more to address the human toll of COVID-19

If the wealthy countries cannot support measures to stave off a humanitarian crisis, the damage will run deeper than the resurgence of hunger and disease. The political repercussions will take the shape of civil strife, extremism, and mass migration. The G20 will do irreparable damage to social cohesion and international cooperation if it fails to act decisively.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark

Coronavirus G20
Illicit Networks-Zaranj

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Strategies for reforming Afghanistan’s illicit networks

Authored in-house and advised upon by senior fellows Ambassador James B. Cunningham, Ambassador Omar Samad, Marika Theros, Javid Ahmad, and Fatemeh Aman, this report explores illicit networks in Afghanistan in the context of peacebuilding, democratic consolidation, and enhancing state capacity. It concludes by outlining several specific policy recommendations that will be necessary to combat the illicit networks in a manner that supports the durability of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the continued consolidation of its fragile democratic institutions.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Harris Samad and Fatima Salman

Afghanistan Arms Control

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Central bank chief’s political ouster discredits Ukraine

In June, Ukraine secured a vital new IMF program. Continued National Bank of Ukraine independence was a key condition. However, within weeks, NBU chief Yakiv Smolii resigned citing political pressure.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions