Jan 19, 2022

Outbound investments may spell trouble for US national security. Can screening reduce the risk?

By Atlantic Council

The US government is aware of the ways that outbound investment flows to countries like China can harm national security. Can screening those investments help the United States boost its own protection?

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jan 11, 2022

Here’s how to get US-India trade on the right track

By Mark Linscott

Both countries need to be vocal about their goals—but also realistic in their expectations.

India Macroeconomics

In the News

Jan 10, 2022

GeoEconomics Center analysis on a contractual dispute between the US and Israeli governments and a Chinese construction company was cited in Politico

By Josh Lipsky

Read the analysis here.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jan 7, 2022

Tran’s issue brief on U.S.-China decoupling was cited in CRS report on COVID’s potential implications for the international security environment

By Hung Tran

Read the full report here.

China Economy & Business


Jan 5, 2022

How secure is Social Security?

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

The Social Security System is estimated to run out of reserves in just 12 years. However, reform is possible and through a combination of tax increases and retirement changes, Social Security can regain solvency

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

New Atlanticist

Dec 21, 2021

By the numbers: The global economy in 2021

By GeoEconomics Center

As the year comes to a close, our GeoEconomics Center experts explore the numbers behind the headlines that best capture the shape of the global economy in 2021—and what lies in store for 2022.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

Dec 21, 2021

Can China’s Communist Party defuse its demographic time bomb?

By Dexter Tiff Roberts

For both China’s leaders and its people, the trials of an aging population will define the decades to come.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Dec 17, 2021

The multilateral trade system isn’t what it used to be. Here’s why it still matters.

By Mark Linscott

The WTO may have its fair share of problems—but it still serves a valuable purpose.

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

New Atlanticist

Dec 13, 2021

China’s real ‘debt trap’ threat

By Jeremy Mark

Chinese debt relief could help many indebted countries—but failure to act would ensnare both foreign borrowers and Chinese lenders.

China Economy & Business

Blog Post

Dec 8, 2021

Impacts of the pandemic on US productivity growth

By Jeff Goldstein

After 45 years of decelerating productivity growth, the pandemic's impact on economic activity has indicated the potential for a reversal of the trend. It remains to be seen whether this is durable or temporary, but the answer will significantly impact the US economy's long-term outlook.

Coronavirus Economy & Business