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Mon, Apr 5, 2021

The big issues at play in the IMF and World Bank spring meetings

This week’s spring 2021 meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are taking place as the global economy recovers strongly but unevenly from the COVID-19 crisis, posing difficult questions about how to deal with the impacts of the pandemic and implement support measures.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs adds five fellows to deepen expertise on US foreign policy in region

New fellows will contribute to the Atlantic Council’s leading work on security, financial and energy markets, and US foreign policy in the Middle East

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business English

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Dungan appears on Bloomberg to discuss European stimulus

On December 10, 2020, Nicholas Dungan spoke with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg: Balance of Power” about actions taken by the European Central Bank and a European fiscal stimulus package.

In the News

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The world’s wealthy countries are at risk of a moral default

Rich countries must live up to their pledges by getting specific about the resources they’re making available to low-income countries—particularly in Africa—to deal with the economic downturn and rising debt. The meeting of G20 finance ministers on February 26 will provide an opportunity to fill in the policy blanks.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark

Africa Economy & Business

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Biden administration must settle unwinnable WTO cases over steel and aluminum tariffs

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the US should not want to win its WTO cases on steel and aluminum, as doing so would risk the rest of the world using a wider definition for the WTO's "national security" exception.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas China

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Lipsky spoke with Matthew Taylor on CNBC about the Biden stimulus plan and the ripple effects on the global economy

Read the full article here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

IMF puts Ukraine on pause over corruption concerns

A recent IMF mission to Ukraine ended without reaching any decision on a new tranche. IMF concerns over Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts will increase the pressure on President Zelenskyy.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption International Financial Institutions

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs deepens expertise with addition of nonresident fellows

New fellows will contribute to the Atlantic Council’s leading work on security, human rights, and economic development in the Middle East

Press Release

Economy & Business English

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Busch in The Hill: COVID, Barley and a most unusual Australia-China trade war

Marc Busch writes that Australia may have effectively leveraged some of the WTO's misfunction to its political benefit in a trade disagreement with China.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Australia China

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Open a bank: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO can fund critical defense investments by bringing the necessary financial tools in house.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initative

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia