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


Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Afreximbank president champions African free trade alongside COVID-19 response

On Tuesday, June 2, the Africa Center hosted Prof. Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), for a discussion on innovative financing amid COVID-19.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, May 27, 2020

Suma Chakrabarti says EBRD is committed to financing post-coronavirus recovery

Unlike the much larger International Monetary Fund (IMF) or World Bank, the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stands out as being the only international financial institution that will focus its 2020-21 activities exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Wed, May 27, 2020

A new era in financial diplomacy: The third evolution of Bretton Woods

China has made significant waves by introducing its own digital yuan this past month. The United States should turn to its allies for support and cooperation in building an alternative to the Chinese solution for digital currencies.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

China European Union

Tue, May 19, 2020

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card?

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Mon, May 18, 2020

Partial Eurobond not the answer to Europe’s coronavirus economic downturn

Some have argued that a partial Eurobond instrument, backed for example by France, Italy, and Spain, could be set up as a risk sharing and/or solidarity tool to partially finance the recovery out of the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. This is a truly awful idea as such an instrument would deliver none of the potential benefits of a Eurobond, while simultaneously creating asymmetric risks on capital markets.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Wed, May 13, 2020

Ukraine approves crucial anti-oligarch banking law

Ukrainian MPs have adopted legislation to prevent former owners regaining banks nationalized during recent reforms. The move is a blow to Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy and paves the way for a new IMF program.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption Economy & Business

Mon, May 11, 2020

How to deal with the coming pandemic debt crisis?

Even if inflation and interest rates remain low, the burden of servicing a quickly growing volume of debt will crowd out other important public expenditures, escalating the political fight over budgetary priorities amidst heightened social tension. It is important to have a public debate about post-pandemic fiscal strategy which is effective and equitable to deal with the aftermath of the crisis.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Tue, May 5, 2020

Can we compare the COVID-19 and 2008 crises?

There are more differences than similarities in comparing both crises, and others may still emerge as time goes. History doesn’t repeat itself; it stutters. And, of course, what will matter afterwards is to really draw the appropriate lessons to revisit our development models and better prevent and/or limit future crises.

New Atlanticist by Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn

International Financial Institutions International Markets

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

US commercial policy in Africa: A new normal?

On Wednesday, April 29, the Africa Center hosted a virtual roundtable on the impacts of COVID-19 on US commercial policy toward Africa. The private discussion featured Ms. Victoria Whitney, the Chief Operating Officer of Prosper Africa, and Mr. Andrew Herscowitz, the Chief Development Officer at the US International Development Finance Corporation.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Financial markets pressure likely to force additional European action soon

Markets are likely to test the resolve of policymakers to preserve the monetary union in the upcoming months, and the risk of a series of funding shocks remains elevated.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union