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Blog Post

Nov 20, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing September 2023

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

China Economy & Business


Nov 16, 2023

Vladimir Putin’s anti-colonial posturing should not fool the Global South

By Taras Kuzio

The countries of the Global South may have many good reasons for pursuing closer ties with Putin’s Russia, but a shared opposition to imperialism is most certainly not one of them, writes Taras Kuzio.

Africa Conflict


Nov 13, 2023

On a knife’s edge: How the conflict in Gaza could tip the scales in North Africa

By Karim Mezran

Western countries should take into consideration the ongoing tensions in North Africa to make their decision-making process regarding the events in Gaza more precise and holistic.

Conflict Israel
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo, Sunday Oct. 15, 2023. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS


Oct 30, 2023

Israel’s neighbors are in dire financial straits. Here’s what that could mean for the war in Gaza.

By Josh Lipsky

While past flashpoints posed challenges for Israel’s neighbors, they did not have to contend with the risk of recession or worse at the same time. That means that economic statecraft by the United States and its partners could be particularly effective in navigating the current crisis.

Economy & Business Israel


Oct 26, 2023

AGOA and the future of US-Africa Trade

By Frannie Léautier

Frannie Léautier launches her new report "AGOA and the future of US-Africa trade." AGOA serves as a key tool for both the United States and Africa as they look for ways to redefine and build their relationships.

Africa Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Oct 24, 2023

Why COP28 is right to prioritize global methane and flaring reduction 

By Mark Davis, Landon Derentz, and William Tobin

Flaring and methane emissions from oil and gas are a substantial source of greenhouse gas emissions globally, but the funding, technology, and business practices are available to bring these emissions to near-zero. The COP28 platform can accelerate these solutions.

Africa Americas


Oct 24, 2023

Creditors are still not doing enough to relieve developing country debt: A tale of two confabs

By Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

The fragmentation on display at the IMF - WB Annual Meetings and the BRI Anniversary event doesn't bode well for deeply indebted developing countries.

Africa China

In the News

Oct 19, 2023

Blakemore quoted in The Guardian on clean energy technology needs in Africa

Africa Energy & Environment

In the News

Oct 13, 2023

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman quoted by Reuters on an increase to IMF funding

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China India

In the News

Oct 13, 2023

Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek cited by Gazete İlk Sayfa on his conversation with the Atlantic Council at IMF-World Bank Week

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Macroeconomics Morocco