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New Atlanticist

May 25, 2024

Experts react: What to know about the latest G7 ‘progress’ on using blocked Russian assets to aid Ukraine

By Atlantic Council experts

Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers just met in Stresa, Italy, to discuss what to do with blocked Russian assets. Atlantic Council experts follow the money.

Conflict Economy & Business

In the News

May 24, 2024

McCue article reprinted in RealClearDefense and featured in “Morning Recon” newsletter

By Atlantic Council

RealClearDefense republished James McCue's article, "Congress should save the Sentinel ICBM—its true value is more than simply its cost."

Defense Technologies Nuclear Deterrence

New Atlanticist

May 23, 2024

General CQ Brown, Jr., on the US role in Gaza, Ukraine, and other crises around the world

By Katherine Walla

It’s time to plan for the long term in the Middle East, the general said at an Atlantic Council event.

Conflict Crisis Management
A local producer arranges a sack with freshly harvested avocados at a market in Tenancingo de Degollado, Mexico.


May 23, 2024

With the 2024 Mexican election looming, here are two major recommendations for the next president

By Ignacia Ulloa Peters, Martin Cassinelli, María Fernanda Bozmoski, Charlene Aguilera

Mexico is in a privileged position to leverage its border with the United States and deep commercial integration with the rest of North America, facilitated by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The incoming administration has the opportunity to improve border efficiencies and unlock meaningful new investment throughout 2024-2030 and beyond. 

Economy & Business Elections
BYD electric vehicles


May 23, 2024

Biden’s electric vehicle tariff strategy needs a united front

By Sophia Busch, Josh Lipsky

President Biden has announced 100 percent tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles. The challenge is developing a united strategy with G7 allies.

China Economy & Business


May 23, 2024

Sarah Bauerle Danzman provides written testimony before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission on outbound investment from the United States to China

By Sarah Bauerle Danzman

GeoEconomics Center Senior Fellow Sarah Bauerle Danzman testifies on the scale of US outbound investment flows to China and recommendations on how the United States should regulate certain types of investment going forward.

China Economic Sanctions

In the News

May 22, 2024

Lichfield quoted by Foreign Policy on G7 Ukraine bond proposal backed by immobilized Russian assets

Read the full article here.

Economic Sanctions European Union

New Atlanticist

May 21, 2024

Don’t let the US become the only country to ban CBDCs

By Josh Lipsky, Ananya Kumar

The Federal Reserve should be allowed to continue its exploration and work with US commercial banks and countries around the world to build safe global standards and faster payments.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

In the News

May 21, 2024

Bauerle Danzman quoted by Council on Foreign Relations on Nippon Steel-US Steel CFIUS review

Read the full article here.

Financial Regulation International Markets

In the News

May 21, 2024

Webster quoted in the Guardian, Globe and Mail, and Die Zeit on the Xi-Putin meeting

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance