New Atlanticist

May 24, 2023

Russia’s ‘data glasnost’ didn’t last long. Here’s how to tell whether sanctions are working.

By Charles Lichfield

Economic data is still coming out of Russia, and Russian Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina and other financial elites have been pushing for making even more data available. But that's changing.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2023

The US can help Central Asia avoid China’s awkward embrace

By John E. Herbst, Andrew D’Anieri

China just wrapped up a summit with Central Asian countries, but the US should not cede the territory. Washington should energize economic and security cooperation.

Central Asia China


May 11, 2023

Full transcript: 2023 Distinguished Leadership Awards celebrate the game-changing role of women in the world

By Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council celebrated its first all-female honoree slate, inspired by the past year of remarkable accomplishments by women around the world.

Africa Economy & Business

In the News

May 10, 2023

Garlauskas, Webster, and Verges in RealClear Defense 

On May 9, Markus Garlauskas, Emma Verges, and Global Energy Center Fellow Joseph Webster were featured in RealClear Defense for their New Atlanticist piece on PRC support vital to Putin’s war in Ukraine. 

China Russia


May 10, 2023

What is the G7 still exporting to Russia? 

By Niels Graham

One year into the Russia's invasion G7 nations continue to export nearly $5B a month to Moscow. A new proposal by the US at the G7 could greatly reduce this.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business


May 5, 2023

The EU global investment initiative that could close Africa’s infrastructure gap

By Emilie Bel

The initiative could provide the African continent with the billions needed to close the infrastructure gap. But for it to be a success, several conditions must be met.

Africa Economy & Business

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

Apr 28, 2023

How the EU and UK can start to collaborate in a post-Brexit world

By Jörn Fleck, Ben Judah

As EU ambassadors to London gather to discuss the future of the relationship, here are six ambitious but realistic ideas for cooperation.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia


Apr 27, 2023

The root causes of geopolitical fragmentation

By Hung Tran

Geoeconomic fragmentation is on the rise. Policymakers need to address the root causes: inequality left in the wake of globalization, and the crisis of trust between major countries.

Americas China


Apr 26, 2023

Why emerging markets are stocking up on gold

By Phillip Meng

Financial stability concerns, sanctions, and inflation contributed to the largest net purchases of gold in over seventy years last year—raising questions about its potential role in de-dollarization.

Africa Americas