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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

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

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.

New Atlanticist by Juha Rainne

Economic Sanctions Russia

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

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

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

IranSource by Brian O’Toole

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Fri, Sep 4, 2020

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

In the News

Economic Sanctions Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Advanced economies under pressure in the central bank digital currency race

Advanced economy central banks are also actively engaged in CBDC research and development efforts. But as guardians of global reserve currencies, their approaches will necessarily be more deliberate and cautious than Beijing’s aggressiveness.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews, Hung Tran

Digital Policy Financial Regulation

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment Project reveals the good and the bad of central bank digital currencies

The development of the DCEP has revealed the significant advantages and potential drawbacks for both China’s digital currency project and the potential for widespread central bank digital currencies around the world.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran, Barbara C. Matthews

China Digital Policy

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Unconventional monetary policy is not a free lunch in Europe or the United States

The European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve responded to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with a similar prescription to the one they used during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), but this time they multiplied the dose.

New Atlanticist by Andrzej Rzońca and Grzegorz Parosa

Coronavirus European Union

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Rebounding Asian exports could signal problems for China’s supply chains

While China is currently providing its neighbors with critical economic lifelines, many in the Asia-Pacific are still looking for alternatives. China’s continued economic power means that any decoupling will carry a cost, as Taiwan is beginning to experience in the Huawei dispute.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark

China International Markets

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Busch in The Hill: US, UK play chicken over chlorinated chicken

Marc Busch writes that post-Brexit, the UK should embrace a simple solution on chlorinated chicken regulation to help jump-start a US-UK trade deal.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Trump’s tariffs on Canada are about more than aluminum

Just five weeks after the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) went into force, the United States slapped a 10 percent national security tariff on aluminum from Canada, its closest ally. The dispute between the two countries has now dominated the trade relationship, but it has nothing to do with aluminum per se.

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

International Markets Trade

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Financial regulation in the face of COVID-19: Resilient but complex clockwork

The COVID-19 outbreak has presented the financial system with its most challenging test since the global financial crisis ten years ago—and the system has held up.

New Atlanticist by Emilie Bel

Coronavirus Financial Regulation