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Issue Brief

Aug 11, 2022

China Pathfinder: Q2 2022 Update

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Over the past ten months, teams from the Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group have taken a dive into China’s economy to address a fundamental question: Is China becoming more or less like other open-market economies? 

China Fiscal and Structural Reform

Issue Brief

Jun 16, 2022

The Marshall Plan and the Belt and Road Initiative: More differences than similarities

By Sienna Nordquist

This issue brief provides crucial insights as international political and business leaders once again call for a “new Marshall Plan”—this time to rebuild Ukraine should Russian aggression end.

China Economy & Business

Report

Jun 15, 2022

Missing Key: The challenge of cybersecurity and central bank digital currency

By Giulia Fanti, Kari Kostiainen, William Howlett, Josh Lipsky, Ole Moehr, John Paul Schnapper-Casteras, and Josephine Wolff

New research on the cybersecurity challenges posed by digital currencies and design models that can provide a more secure financial system.

Cybersecurity Digital Currencies

Issue Brief

May 11, 2022

China Pathfinder: Q1 2022 Update

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Over the past ten months, teams from the Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group have taken a dive into China’s economy to address a fundamental question: Is China becoming more or less like other open-market economies? 

China Fiscal and Structural Reform

Report

May 11, 2022

China’s faltering “zero COVID” policy: Politics in command, economy in reverse

By Jeremy Mark, Michael Schuman

Could Beijing’s doubling down on the “zero COVID” policy undermine the narrative of China’s superiority in responding to the pandemic—and the image and stature of Xi’s rule?

China Coronavirus
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Annual Report

May 10, 2022

GeoEconomics Center

By Atlantic Council

 In 2021, the GeoEconomics Center made major advances in existing work areas while also launching new and innovative projects.

Report

Apr 28, 2022

The future of UK banking and finance

By Panagiotis Asimakopoulos, Christopher Breen, and William Wright

This report provides an ambitious blueprint for the future of UK banking and finance. It emphasizes the need for more rapid reform in three broad areas: enabling the sector to better support the UK economy, improving its international competitiveness, and mapping the role it can play in developing global cooperation and partnerships.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Issue Brief

Apr 19, 2022

Can China transform its economy to be innovation-led?

By Hung Tran

The ability of the Chinese economy to transform itself will depends on three key areas: input mobilization, R&D, and output implementation.

China Digital Policy

Issue Brief

Apr 5, 2022

The rising national security threats from climate change in the Mediterranean region

By Katerina Sokou

Climate change hazards will asymmetrically impact the Mediterranean’s coastal ecosystems. In addition increased natural disasters, climate change will also exacerbate the region’s economic vulnerabilities.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Apr 1, 2022

Foreign direct investment, infrastructure, and supply chain resiliency: A new nexus for US industrial strategy

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Introduction                                      The United States’ aging infrastructure is currently unable to support the kind of economic growth and productivity it needs to successfully compete with other advanced and emerging economies. This includes the present state of nontraditional infrastructure, such as the semiconductor industry; and recent shortages have highlighted US dependency on foreign producers. Inbound FDI stock […]

China Economy & Business