Thu, May 6, 2021

Airbus CEO talks disputes with Boeing, a new Chinese rival, and hydrogen planes

Guillaume Faury joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to discuss the future of the airline industry, as it emerges from the pandemic.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Mon, May 3, 2021

The impact of Western sanctions on Russia and how they can be made even more effective

While Western sanctions have not succeeded in forcing the Kremlin to fully reverse its actions and end aggression in Ukraine, the economic impact of financial sanctions on Russia has been greater than previously understood.

Report by Anders Åslund, Maria Snegovaya

Economic Sanctions European Union

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

A world apart: How wealthy nations can strengthen the COVID safety net

The international community has delivered important progress in combating the impact of COVID-19, but much more is needed to assist low-income countries. While the IMF's Special Drawing Rights are a good start, G20 nations must help restructure the debts of developing nations and fund vaccine distribution.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Africa China

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how does the research compare globally?

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Currencies Digital Policy

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Commercial opportunities abound in young, urban, and integrated African markets

On Tuesday, April 20, the Africa Center hosted a panel on strengthening US-Africa commercial ties featuring an esteemed panel of stakeholders representing American Tower Corporation, Citi, Visa, the Green Climate Fund, and EbonyLife Media.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Mark in Foreign Policy on Taiwan and China’s codependent economic relationship

Read the full article here.

In the News by Jeremy Mark

China East Asia

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 Currencies

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


Wed, May 12, 2021

China’s Digital Currency: Threat or tempest in a teapot?

Online Event China’s ambition for its new digital currency has become a hotly debated – and often misunderstood – issue in Washington and beyond. This discussion takes an objective look at the future of the digital yuan and its implications for the global economy.

2:30pm China Digital Currencies Digital Policy International Markets