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Aug 15, 2022

Will the United States designate Russia a state sponsor of terrorism?

By Mark Temnycky

As Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine approaches the six-month mark amid growing evidence of war crimes, pressure is mounting on the Biden Administration to designate Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Nonresident senior fellow Brian O’Toole cited in the New York Times on how Russia could destabilize markets if it halts oil exports

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Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Kumar cited in UNSW professor Heng Wang’s paper on the range of actors that could be involved in CBDC ecosystems

Read the full paper here.

China Digital Currencies

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

CBDC tracker cited in Institutional Investor on countries who have launched CBDCs and how the US and UK are behind

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China Digital Currencies

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Nonresident senior fellow Marie Kasperek featured on AIG’s podcast “FTAs, Values, and ESG”

Listen to the full episode here.

China Economy & Business


Aug 5, 2022

Russia’s invasion is putting the future of Ukraine’s forests at risk

By Yehor Hrynyk

As the Russian invasion approaches the six-month mark, Ukraine's forests are facing the twin threats of frontline wildfires and wartime emergency economic measures that could lead to a disastrous increase in logging.

Conflict Eastern Europe


Aug 2, 2022

Ukrainian civil society can play a key role in securing victory over Russia

By Jonas Oehman

Ukraine's international partners should seek to develop stronger partnerships with the country's vibrant civil society sector and make better use of existing networks linking volunteers with the Ukrainian military.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

Aug 1, 2022

An urgent message to our fellow senators: Support Finland and Sweden’s swift accession into NATO

By Jeanne Shaheen and Thom Tillis

Our Senate colleagues should stand resolute in support of the Alliance, our rules-based order, and liberal democracies worldwide.

Defense Policy European Union

In the News

Jul 31, 2022

Kumar interviewed by Token Post on global CBDC development

Read the full interview transcript here.

China Digital Currencies


Jul 30, 2022

Ukraine defies Russian invasion and advances European energy integration

By Aura Sabadus

Ukraine has more than doubled the volume of cheap electricity it can export to EU markets as the country continues to advance its European energy integration despite Russia’s ongoing invasion.

Conflict Economy & Business