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Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Sara Bazoobandi

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business and Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Julie Chon

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Antonio de Lecea

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Content

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

US-China trade war reaches a pause, but still a long way to resolution

While the current trade war pause is good news for many concerned about a damaging escalation in tensions between two of the world’s most important economies, there remains a long road ahead before either Beijing or Washington is ready to fully commit to trade peace.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Trade

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Climate investing: Is it sustainable?

For the institutional investors and policy makers who have successfully implemented environmentally mindful and pro-growth policies at home, the transmission of these policies abroad is absolutely crucial, otherwise the clamoring for ESG is held within an exclusive—albeit environmentally sound—echo chamber, which fails to take root where it may be needed most.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action International Markets
Malmstrom airbus tariff

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Transatlantic policy makers face a tariff tightrope walk

How US and European policy makers react to the WTO decision in the aircraft sector will likely determine how US policy makers proceed regarding the auto sector tariffs. Trade policy risks have thus increased overnight.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

European Union International Organizations

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

WTO tariff ruling could deepen transatlantic trade fight

“Engaging in serious negotiations to solve the problem on both sides is much more sensible than going for immediate tariffs and triggering a tit-for tat,” Antonio de Lecea said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union International Organizations

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Ullman in UPI: What can possibly go wrong in impeachment? Everything

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections
Youth entrepreneurs

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Money, mentors, and markets: What youth entrepreneurs need to succeed

Youth around the world are creating their own businesses—sometimes out of necessity—and are seizing opportunities arising from digital diffusion, new technologies, and growing industries.

New Atlanticist by Nicole Goldin

Inclusive Growth Youth

Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Tran quoted in South China Morning Post on the next financial crisis

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Key Sanctions Risks and Trends

On September 19th, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program’s Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted an event alongside Kharon to discuss key sanctions risks and trends. Ambassador Daniel Fried, the Weiser Family distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, offered brief opening remarks to introduce the event’s topic and presenters.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics Program

China Economic Sanctions

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Iranian central bank designation: What does it mean?

The only appreciable impact of the September 20 designation will be to further impair the delivery of food and medicine to the Iranian people, who are already struggling to get needed supplies and to antagonize US partners around the globe.

New Atlanticist by Brian O'Toole

Economic Sanctions Iran

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Sultoon quoted in Reuters on Iran’s central bank sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Events

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Financing The Energy Transition

The President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, discusses how the EIB's energy lending is helping to facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy, followed by a panel discussion on energy transitions.

10:00am Washington DC

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

A Conversation with H.E. Nadia Calviño, Finance Minister of Spain

A discussion on the Spanish economy’s growth prospects, necessary institutional reforms at the EU level, and the impact of the global trade war on economic momentum in the euro area.

2:30pm Washington DC

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Unleashing US-Mexico Opportunities: Featuring H.E. Arturo Herrera, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance, and US Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas

H.E. Arturo Herrera will give a timely overview on Mexico's public finances and macroeconomic priorities.

9:00am Washington DC DC