Thu, Apr 8, 2021

The digital infrastructure imperative in African markets

Over the past two decades, Chinese companies have come to dominate the telecom infrastructure landscape in emerging markets. The United States can slow and possibly erode these Chinese gains by promoting innovative US technologies and providing resources to help unleash the second wave of the internet revolution in African countries.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Digital Policy

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

The case for a global minimum corporate tax

As policymakers around the world consider a global minimum corporate tax, it is important to understand the context behind the concept and how this tax might actually work.

New Atlanticist by Jeff Goldstein

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

The digital Yuan, digital Euro, and the Diem: Key issues for public debate

As momentum grows for the development of CBDCs many policy questions remain unanswered. For insights into how CBDCs may develop, it will be important to watch where the current leaders, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the European Central Bank (ECB), converge and diverge.

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

China Digital Policy

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Keys to African recovery: Vaccines, debt, and commodities

In the wake of COVID-19, African markets are consumed by uncertainty about the economic recovery. Because of its large population—1.2 billion people—developments in Africa will weigh heavily on the world. The recovery from COVID-19 in Africa will depend on three factors—vaccines, debt, and commodities.

AfricaSource by Rabah Arezki

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Decoupling/reshoring versus dual circulation: Competing strategies for security and influences

Increasing competition between the US and China, on issues ranging from trade to technology, is leading to a bifurcation of the global economy into two systems. How do the different strategies (decoupling vs dual circulation) pursued by the US and China match up?

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

China Digital Policy

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Africa’s real strategic import for the green economy

Among its efforts to address climate change, the Biden administration has laid out an ambitious agenda for a clean energy revolution. This will require significant quantities of raw materials. And here the African continent has an important role to play.

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

InfraCorp set to attract global investors to Nigerian infrastructure

On Tuesday, March 23, the Africa Center hosted, in partnership with the US-Nigeria Council, a panel on investing in infrastructure in Nigeria, featuring a launch of the new and innovative Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (InfraCorp).

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Lakhani joins Clubhouse to discuss the importance of Spotify Launch in Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Why the US can’t afford to fall behind in the global digital currency race

The Federal Reserve worries about being too hasty in introducing a digital dollar, given the stakes as the world’s reserve currency. The greater geopolitical danger, however, is how quickly the Fed is falling behind.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Digital Policy

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

This economic crisis is also a crisis for democracy

The COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting economic damage across the world. And that damage may be having an insidious knock-on effect: eroding faith in democracy, especially among young people.

New Atlanticist by Amanda Dickerson

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth


Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Relaunching the transatlantic trade agenda

Online Event A discussion of the different options to relaunch the transatlantic trade agenda featuring the recently published Issue Brief "Relaunching the Transatlantic Trade Agenda: a European Perspective".

9:00am European Union International Markets Trade

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

POSTPONED: Future Foreign Policy series featuring Jeremie Waterman and Daniel Rosen

Online Event This Future Foreign Policy event, moderated by Bloomberg's Nick Wadhams, explores the implications of decoupling from China from the vantage point of a recent US Chamber of Commerce report, "Understanding U.S.-China Decoupling: Macro Trends and Industry Impacts."

1:00pm China International Markets Trade