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
President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping look on during a signing ceremony.


Dec 21, 2021

Axis of collusion: The fragile Putin-Xi partnership

By Harley Balzer

The close relationship between the leaders of Russia and China drives what many think is a developing Sino-Russian alliance, but tensions over deep issues remain. Just how close are these great powers?

Central Asia China

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

In the News

Dec 9, 2021

Fulton joins POMEPS Middle East Political Science Podcast to discuss China’s Relations with the Gulf

By Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economy & Business

In the News

Dec 3, 2021

Nooruddin contributes to an opinion in Foreign Affairs: The Hidden Threat to Globalization – Why the Developing World Is Turning Against Free Trade

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia


Dec 3, 2021

The RCEP ratification and its implications

By Niels Graham

On January 1, 2022 the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement will go into effect. When it enters into force, the partnership will be doubly historic: it will be both China’s first multilateral trade agreement and the world’s largest free trade agreement.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Dec 2, 2021

Willems submitted a testimony for House Ways and Means Committee hearing on supporting US workers, businesses, and the environment in face of unfair Chinese trade practices

By Clete R. Willems

Watch the full hearing here

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business


Nov 30, 2021

Transforming Ukraine into an international manufacturing hub

By Sergiy Tsivkach

Ukraine is taking steps to build on the country's huge potential as a major international manufacturing hub and is now seeking to attract international investment that can drive further economic growth.

Economy & Business Education


Nov 30, 2021

Economic statecraft: Finance and money

By Dr. Carla Norrlöf

Using economics to achieve non-economic foreign policy objectives has become a dominant strategy for great powers in the post 9/11 world. The economic statecraft kit now includes a wide range of practices such as financial sanctions, coercive policies and inducements to defensive policies.

Australia China


Nov 30, 2021

Transatlantic tools: Harmonizing US and EU approaches to China

By Noah Barkin and Agatha Kratz

Cooperation between the US and the EU is essential if they are to develop effective responses to the challenges presented by China. However, there has been a lack of coordination in recent years. Nevertheless, this paper argues there is now an opportunity under the Biden Administration for the United States and Europe to learn from each other and harmonize some of their China-related efforts. 

China Economic Sanctions