In the News

Oct 14, 2021

Mohseni-Cheraghlou quoted in Asia Times about how sanctions are impacting foreign investment in Iran

By Josh Lipsky

Read the full article here.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Blog Post

Oct 6, 2021

Geopolitical change and the emergence of Chinese banking

By Elmar Hellendoorn

Although China's "Big 4" state banks remain focused on supporting domestic Chinese growth and consumption for now, they are also increasingly active across international borders. Their global expansion could seriously challenge the primacy of Western banks and may thus have geopolitical reverberations.

China Economy & Business

Press Release

Oct 5, 2021

Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group release groundbreaking report on China’s economic trajectory​​​​

First-ever China Pathfinder Annual Scorecard finds China has made progress toward market economy norms but falls well short of promised reforms WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 5, 2021 – The Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group today released the first-ever China Pathfinder Annual Scorecard—a groundbreaking study and state-of-the-art data visualization tool examining whether China’s economy is converging or diverging […]

China Fiscal and Structural Reform


Oct 5, 2021

China Pathfinder: Annual Scorecard

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Over the past eight months, teams from the Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group have taken a dive into China’s economy to address a fundamental question: Is China becoming more or less like other open-market economies? 

China European Union

New Atlanticist

Oct 4, 2021

The Pandora Papers should reinvigorate Biden’s anti-corruption push

By Andrew R. Marshall

An anti-corruption campaign appeals to disparate domestic groups but also is bound up in many of the core objectives Biden has staked out for the United States in the world. 

Corruption Economy & Business

Blog Post

Sep 29, 2021

The inaugural Trade and Technology Council Meeting — groundhog day or great leap forward?

By Barbara C. Matthews

Following the commencement of the Biden presidency, there were high hopes of a resurgence of transatlantic ties. This week's inaugural meeting of the TTC highlights that policymakers on both sides will have difficulty meeting that expectation.

China Economy & Business

Blog Post

Sep 24, 2021

Evergrande’s debt distress: Withdrawal symptoms of China’s debt-fueled growth model

By Hung Tran

On September 24th China’s giant property developer Evergrande Group entered a 30-day grace period before being declared in default. Although they may not default, this slowdown highlights the key contradiction in China’s policy goals.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Sep 21, 2021

Evergrande’s place in China’s house of cards

By Jeremy Mark

The market uncertainty around China's teetering property giant is decidedly political, a reflection of President Xi Jinping's shifting policies.

China East Asia


Sep 17, 2021

Beyond the peninsula: Prospects for US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

By Miyeon Oh

This report assesses the prospects of US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific under South Korea's New Southern Policy (NSP) and US Indo-Pacific strategy, providing recommendations for policymakers in Washington and Seoul on enhancing US-ROK economic engagement outside of the Korean peninsula.

Digital Policy East Asia

In the News

Aug 18, 2021

Wechsler and Lipsky in The Wall Street Journal: “Will the IMF Bankroll the Taliban?”

By Atlantic Council

"The first real test of whether the Taliban will be accepted by the international community will happen in the IMF boardroom," write Josh Lipsky and William Wechsler in the WSJ.

Afghanistan Crisis Management