Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Disinformation

Whether the mis- or disinformation is foreign or domestic in origin, an information environment rife with confusing, polarizing, and often false narratives can only serve to further divide an already tense nation.

Elections 2020 by DFRLab

China Disinformation

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Warrick calls for DHS reform in letter to Houston Chronicle

In response to an article in the Houston Chronicle advocating for the dismantlement of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellow Thomas Warrick writes that DHS can be reformed, including through the recommendations of the Atlantic Council’s Future of DHS Project. More about our experts:

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Wechsler in ISPI: The US and the Middle East in 2021: Disengagement or Re-engagement?

Report by Atlantic Council

China Middle East

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Preble in War on the Rocks: The Revenge of Ideology, Net Assessment

On the September 17 Net Assessment podcast, Christopher Preble and co-hosts debate whether US-China competition should be framed mostly as an ideological competition, or rather as a competition over power in the Asia Pacific and globally. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Indo-Pacific

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Don’t believe the SWIFT China sanctions hype

China’s central bank, the Bank of China (BOC), in July urged its banks to switch away from SWIFT toward a domestic messaging system because of the threat of US sanctions. Don’t take the warning at face value however, as Beijing’s primary motivation is to promote its own domestic system, rather than any real fear of a SWIFT cut-off.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

China Economic Sanctions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Mike Pompeo: ‘The tide has turned’ on global perceptions of Chinese threat

Years of US campaigning against China’s unfair economic practices and aggressive diplomacy, coupled with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, has “awakened” the world to the threat Beijing poses to international security and the global economy, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Coronavirus

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Transcript: A conversation with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on China, the Middle East, and the Trump administration’s foreign policy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins Frederick Kempe to discuss the United States' strategies abroad on key issues like Middle East stability, US-Iran tensions, China's rising influence, NATO's role in the world, and more.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

China Middle East

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

A global strategy for China

Over the past two years, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has hosted a series of strategy consortium meetings with small groups of experts and officials to discuss a comprehensive US and allied strategy for China. This paper provides a brief preview of an Atlantic Council Strategy Paper to be released this fall. Strategic […]

Strategic Insights Memo by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Regulatory combat: Export controls as ammunition against national security threats

The Department of Commerce's actions could deliver a significant blow to Huawei, but they also merit attention for the resulting compliance challenges and burdens facing industry.

New Atlanticist by Annie Froehlich

China Economic Sanctions

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

New US Hong Kong tax treaty suspension sends important signal, despite the costs

Eliminating the favorable tax treatment and requiring “made in China” labels at least provide a visible and concrete mechanism to articulate objections regarding Chinese policy without exerting significant economic pain on the people of Hong Kong, China, or the United States

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

China Economic Sanctions