In the News

May 9, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Say no to the dress tariffs

By Marc L. Busch

Marc Busch writes that to save on wedding dresses, trade policymakers need to get creative and consider dresses either sculptures or wearable art.

China Coronavirus

In the News

Mar 15, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Tariff suspensions and the four-month window to solve Boeing-Airbus

By Marc L. Busch

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that permanent peace in the Boeing-Airbus dispute will come from getting a few follow on piece of cooperation right.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia


Mar 10, 2021

How much money is the G20 spending?

By GeoEconomics Center

Our new fiscal firepower heat map, updated through March 2021, shows how G20 COVID-19 crisis spending now compares to the Global Financial Crisis. While nearly every country is deploying its fiscal firepower significantly more than a decade ago, China is still spending less.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Feb 22, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Biden administration must settle unwinnable WTO cases over steel and aluminum tariffs

By Marc L. Busch

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the US should not want to win its WTO cases on steel and aluminum, as doing so would risk the rest of the world using a wider definition for the WTO's "national security" exception.

Americas China

In the News

Feb 5, 2021

Busch in The Hill: COVID, Barley and a most unusual Australia-China trade war

By Marc L. Busch

Marc Busch writes that Australia may have effectively leveraged some of the WTO's misfunction to its political benefit in a trade disagreement with China.

Australia China

Issue Brief

Jan 14, 2021

Rejoining the Iran nuclear deal: Not so easy

By Brian O’Toole

President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, 2021, facing a litany of daunting foreign policy issues, from another massive cyber hack by Russian intelligence to alienated allies in Europe and beyond to a regime in Pyongyang that continues to proliferate weapons of mass destruction unchecked. But perhaps the stickiest—and most immediate—crisis the Biden administration […]

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Fast Thinking

Nov 30, 2020

FAST THINKING: A speed read on Team Bidenomics

By Atlantic Council

Joe Biden has selected a slate of economic advisers that just might please his party while also (mostly) surviving confirmation in a potentially Republican-controlled Senate.

Economy & Business Elections

New Atlanticist

Oct 29, 2020

Russia sanctions bite and remind us of the value of transatlantic unity

By Juha Rainne

Despite some early hesitation and Moscow’s attempts to discredit them, the sanctions are working. They have had an undeniable effect on the Russian economy, which Moscow cannot overlook in its decision-making.

Economic Sanctions Russia


Oct 13, 2020

New sanctions on Iran’s banks: Crippling or more window dressing?

By Brian O’Toole

Policy actions like these are a continuation of a foreign policy toward Iran that appears characterized by spite rather than achievable policy ends.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 4, 2020

O’Toole quoted in The Moscow Times on US sanctions in response to Navalny’s poisoning

Economic Sanctions Europe & Eurasia