May 15, 2023

The US debt ceiling stalemate threatens money market funds—and financial stability

By Hung Tran

Money markets would be the first to react to a debt ceiling breach, heightening market turmoil at the wrong time and helping to raise the odds of a severe recession.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation


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 8, 2023

Japan’s monetary trilemma is a warning to the world

By Mark Siegel

High inflation, high levels of debt, and uncertain financial stability – Washington, London, Brussels, Frankfurt and beyond have much to learn from Tokyo’s experience.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

May 2, 2023

The United States is leaving an economic-statecraft vacuum in the Middle East

By Lesley Chavkin

China is stepping in to fill the void—with ramifications for Washington’s global AML/CFT and sanctions efforts.

China Economic Sanctions


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


Apr 24, 2023

Practice makes perfect: What China wants from its digital currency in 2023

By Ananya Kumar

The e-CNY network has expanded over the last year, and China’s goals have only become clearer. Domestically, the People’s Bank of China is still in test-and-learn mode, globally, China is more focused on setting defining international standards.

China Cybersecurity


Apr 20, 2023

The US is relying more on China for pharmaceuticals — and vice versa 

By Niels Graham

US China trade of pharmaceutical and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is rapidly increasing. Supply chain mapping will be key to risk management

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Apr 19, 2023

These reforms can help stop digital bank runs

By Hung Tran

Policymakers should start by reforming the liquidity coverage ratio requirement and the deposit insurance scheme.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform


Apr 18, 2023

US trade agreements: Out with old and in the with new?

By Sahra English

As the United States moves ahead with a new approach to trade with the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), should it really abandon the old model of trade agreements? Or should it consider adapting the new approach to the old model?

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific