Reports and issue briefs




Jan 26, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard: How sanctions will further squeeze the Russian economy in 2023

By Charles Lichfield, Maia Nikoladze, and Castellum.AI

In this edition of the Global Sanctions Dashboard, we cover the most pressing economic statecraft issues: the effects of sanctions on the Russian economy, Venezuela’s pursuit of lifting energy sanctions, and the plans for screening EU-US investment going into China. We find that, contrary to Moscow’s claims, the Russian economy is not sanctions-proof and the […]

China Economic Sanctions

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Jan 20, 2023

Six ‘snow leopards’ to watch for in 2023 

Atlantic Council foresight experts spot the underappreciated phenomena that could have outsize impact on the world, driving global change and shaping the future.

Brazil China

New Atlanticist

Dec 19, 2022

As China’s influence grows, Biden needs to supercharge trade with Ecuador

By Isabel Chiriboga

Monday's White House meeting between Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso and US President Joe Biden is a golden opportunity to push mutually beneficial trade talks.

Americas China

Fast Thinking

Nov 21, 2022

The big success and bigger failure of COP27

By Atlantic Council

What other surprises cropped up at the conference? Our experts, who were on the ground in Sharm el Sheikh, are here to weigh in.

Brazil China

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Jul 25, 2022

What’s next for Chinese investment in Latin America and the Caribbean?

By Isabel Bernhard

China’s investment in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has steadily grown in recent years, drawing attention from government and private-sector leaders throughout the region as well as the United States. Baker McKenzie and Atlantic Council experts provide their insights on the opportunities and challenges in working with China.

China Economy & Business

Blog Post

Jul 15, 2022

State of the Order: Assessing June 2022

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Americas Brazil

In the News

Jul 11, 2022

Missing Key report cited in PanaTimes on CBDC trials using untested security protocols

Read the full article here.

Caribbean China

In the News

May 31, 2022

Pepe Zhang in Morning Consult: “Biden’s Pivot to Asia Has a Crucial Latin American Component That’s at Risk of Neglect”

On May 31, 2022, Pepe Zhang was quoted in a Morning Consult article, "Biden’s Pivot to Asia Has a Crucial Latin American Component That’s at Risk of Neglect".

China Economy & Business


Apr 21, 2022

The North-South divide is growing. Can a new Bretton Woods help?

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

The growing divide is under the scanner as US Treasury Secretary Yellen and Colombian Finance Minister Restrepo both voiced a need to modernize the institutions.

Americas China
Map of the global south in which China uses discourse power.


Apr 20, 2022

China’s discourse power operations in the Global South

By Kenton Thibaut

An overview of China’s discourse power activities in the Global South, including the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It outlines the processes through which China leverages its diplomatic, media, and political positions in these regions to gain influence, and assesses the impacts of these activities for democratic resilience worldwide.

Africa China