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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Why tactical bargaining won the EU-China Investment Deal

In the CAI, traditional political proclivities, institutional dynamics, and tactics superseded Europe’s strategic interest in transatlantic coordination and its consideration of communist China as a ‘systemic rival.’ The EU-China investment agreement was thus neither a strategic embrace of Beijing, nor a European rejection of Washington.

Blog Post by Dr. Elmar Hellendoorn

China Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Delist or not delist: A $2.2 trillion US-China auditing dispute

The economic and financial forces set in motion by the COVID-10 pandemic—global recession and ultra-loose monetary policies that have driven a cross-border search for higher yield—have contributed to a slow shift of international capital toward China’s markets. Now, intensified US-China tensions—especially the targeting of Chinese companies for delisting from US stock markets—have the potential to heighten that trend.

Issue Brief by Jeremy Mark

China Economy & Business

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

National Geographic documentary: Garlauskas discusses the role of Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong

Markus Garlauskas made an appearance on a National Geographic documentary, “North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator” that went online on February 15, 2021. In the documentary, which explored the personality and motivations of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Garlauskas discussed the unique role of his sister Kim Yo Jong. Read more […]

In the News

Arms Control Korea

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins the Watson Institute’s Trending Globally to discuss India and the US in a Time of Democratic Erosion

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Josep Borrell outlines the EU’s priorities in a multipolar world

“Today we’re in a multipolar world and [the EU will] have to look outwards because the problem is no longer among us; it’s among us and the rest of the world," Josep Borrell told the Atlantic Council. The problems ahead: the pandemic, Russia, China, and more.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China European Union

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Biden administration must settle unwinnable WTO cases over steel and aluminum tariffs

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the US should not want to win its WTO cases on steel and aluminum, as doing so would risk the rest of the world using a wider definition for the WTO's "national security" exception.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas China

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

China is happy about the Abraham Accords and the GCC crisis coming to an end

Middle Eastern dispute resolution benefits lots of countries with interests in the region and several can be expected to capitalize. However, given China’s increasingly deep MENA footprint, it will capitalize more.

MENASource by Jonathan Fulton

China East Asia

Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Biden’s ‘inflection point’ for democracies poses historic challenge for the US and allies

The Biden administration will need to develop a far more creative, intensive, and collaborative give-and-take approach to its Asian and European allies than perhaps ever before. Galvanizing international common cause has seldom been this important, but it also perhaps has never been this difficult.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Crisis Management

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford weigh the benefits of continuing Trump’s approach to Afghanistan and China

On February 19, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they debate America’s goals for Afghanistan and the merits of a US troop withdrawal, along with the Biden team’s approach to China policy.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan China

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Kroenig speaks at Baylor University on great-power competition

On February 18, SCSS Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig was featured in a discussion with the Alexander Hamilton Society at Baylor University on “The return of great power rivalry: Sino-American relations.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy


Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Advancing US-ROK cooperation on nuclear energy

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute host a report launch to evaluate opportunities for nuclear cooperation between the United States and Republic of Korea.

6:00pm Korea Nuclear Energy United States and Canada