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Thu, Jan 7, 2021

South Asia: The road ahead in 2021

The shadow of 2020 is likely to loom large over the coming year for South Asia, which faces unprecedented economic challenges, deterioration of democratic norms and institutions, and the existential threat of climate change.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The global economy in 2020, by the numbers

The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Future of Work

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

An EU-China investment deal is near—but is it ‘worth having?’

If signed, the CAI represents another major achievement for China in carving out an economic space for itself in the face of acrimonious contention with the United States, following last month’s signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with other Asian nations.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China Economy & Business

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Silicon Valley’s role in foreign policy and what others can learn from it Part II: Ecosystem building advice and policy recommendations

In the last twenty years, one of the United States’ key exports has been the technology coming out of Silicon Valley—and along with it, its particular brand of innovation culture. Unsurprisingly, innovation has risen to the top of policy makers’ agendas around the world. Yet, creating carbon copies of Silicon Valley is not the answer. To compete in the increasingly global innovation arena, countries and companies are writing a new playbook.

GeoTech Cues by Alexandre Lazarow (Guest Author)

Economy & Business International Markets

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

How the US and Europe should rethink their economic relationship in the Biden years

If the Biden administration chooses a conventional approach to trade policy, it will not only deprive itself of a powerful instrument to shape international relations but also put US interests and the Western liberal order at a disadvantage.

New Atlanticist by Dr. Elmar Hellendoorn

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

To grow jobs, Washington must fight for US companies abroad

To expect US companies to match China’s resources and withstand its tactics without the full support of the US government is a farce. Washington needs a new approach—one that gives US companies a fair shot without adopting China’s style of state control or offering handouts to domestic companies.

New Atlanticist by Grant T. Harris

China Economy & Business

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Trade policy priorities for a COVID-19 era and beyond

Transatlantic trade policy stands at a crossroads as 2020 draws to a close. Challenged by populists across the political spectrum, disrupted by COVID-19, and potentially rendered irrelevant by the distributed digital economy, it is fair to question whether the multilateral trading framework crafted at the tail end of World War II is fit for the […]

Report by Barbara C. Matthews

Economy & Business Eurozone

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

China’s economic transformation must change its relationship with the world, says World Bank President David Malpass

China’s fourteenth five-year plan has set its aims high: achieving a majority middle-class country, through income redistribution, reducing economic inequality, and property reform and ownership. But China’s drive to reform its economy “means that China needs to also then have a different relationship with the rest of the world,” according to World Bank President David Malpass.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

China Coronavirus

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Mo Ibrahim: Why Africa must emerge more resilient from the COVID crisis

A well-known Afro-optimist, Ibrahim has invested in the continent’s democratic progress and has focused on tackling practical governance issues. While the pandemic has exposed such problems across the world, he noted, one of its lessons is that Africa must be “more self-sufficient” and “resilient.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

US investors face half-baked Trump restrictions on Chinese securities

As the Trump administration tries to accelerate economic decoupling from China before leaving office, it has turned its attention to international finance by targeting investments in Chinese companies designated as threats to US national security. In that process, it is injecting uncertainty into markets by forcing investors to adjust to rapidly evolving restrictions.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark

China Economic Sanctions
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