In the News

May 21, 2023

Lipsky quoted in Nikkei on G7 summit and getting tough on China’s trade policies

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Economy & Business Macroeconomics


May 19, 2023

Can FedNow bring the US closer to real-time payments?

By Piret Loone

This year, the US will launch its FedNow instant payment network. But even after FedNow launches, the US will still have a ways to go before consumers can access instantaneous digital payments.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

May 16, 2023

Not so fast: The case for a new SWIFT

By Josh Lipsky, Ananya Kumar

Imagine a network that combines both messaging and settlement to become a one-stop shop for international payments. It’s time for the US and its allies and partners to make that idea a reality.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business


May 15, 2023

The US debt ceiling stalemate threatens money market funds—and financial stability

By Hung Tran

Money markets would be the first to react to a debt ceiling breach, heightening market turmoil at the wrong time and helping to raise the odds of a severe recession.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

In the News

May 10, 2023

Tran quoted in Politico on difficulties facing central banks

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Economy & Business Macroeconomics


May 8, 2023

Japan’s monetary trilemma is a warning to the world

By Mark Siegel

High inflation, high levels of debt, and uncertain financial stability - Washington, London, Brussels, Frankfurt and beyond have much to learn from Tokyo's experience.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Issue Brief

May 4, 2023

China Pathfinder: Q1 2023 update

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Teams from the Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group take a dive into China’s economy to address a fundamental question: Is China becoming more or less like other open-market economies? 

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

May 2, 2023

The United States is leaving an economic-statecraft vacuum in the Middle East

By Lesley Chavkin

China is stepping in to fill the void—with ramifications for Washington's global AML/CFT and sanctions efforts.

China Economic Sanctions


Apr 27, 2023

Tehran’s gold market is a reminder that Iranians have lost confidence in a future with the Islamic Republic

By Ali Dadpay

Iranians do not believe in the ability of the Islamic Republic to bring either economic stability or prosperity as a governing body, which is why they are looking for ways to reduce financial risk.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Apr 19, 2023

These reforms can help stop digital bank runs

By Hung Tran

Policymakers should start by reforming the liquidity coverage ratio requirement and the deposit insurance scheme.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform