Inflection Points Today

Jun 20, 2024

The troubling significance of Putin’s Pyongyang deal

By Frederick Kempe

The Russian president was feted in North Korea this week, showing how a confederation of autocracies is emerging to support the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine and each other.

Conflict Korea

Global China

Jun 20, 2024

Global China Newsletter – Sharp words, sharper tools: Beijing hones its approach to the Global South

By Dexter Tiff Roberts

The fifth 2024 edition of the Global China Newsletter

Africa China

New Atlanticist

Jun 18, 2024

Indirect China-Russia trade is bolstering Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine

By Joseph Webster

Trade between China and Russia has risen sharply since the beginning of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, facilitating the Kremlin’s war effort.

China Economic Sanctions


Jun 17, 2024

India outpaces the rest of the G20 in gold purchases

By Josh Lipsky, Alisha Chhangani

In the last four months alone, India has added over twenty-four metric tons to its reserves—more than what the country had purchased in all of 2023.

Economy & Business India

New Atlanticist

Jun 14, 2024

Think China can already take Taiwan easily? Think again.

By Brian Kerg

Beijing’s influence campaign in pursuit of a “cognitive fait accompli” against Taiwan is conducted across multiple lines of operation.

China Indo-Pacific

In the News

Jun 14, 2024

Bauerle Danzman featured in New Enlightenment podcast on US-China economic competition

Listen to the full podcast here.

China Financial Regulation


Jun 13, 2024

Low employment: The Achilles’ heel of Modi’s economic model

By Hung Tran

The challenge to Modi in the next five years is to carry out a balancing act between maintaining the recent growth momentum and making it more inclusive by providing regular employment.

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

In the News

Jun 13, 2024

Lipsky interviewed by CNN on EU tariffs on Chinese EVs

Watch the full interview here.

China European Union
President Xi Jinping at the China-Africa Leaders Round Table at the conclusion of the 15th BRICS SUMMIT in Johannesburg.


Jun 13, 2024

A Global South with Chinese characteristics

By Niva Yau

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has sponsored training programs overseas on trade, information security technologies, and more. Beijing uses these training programs to make a case for its authoritarian capitalism. Is it working?

Africa China

New Atlanticist

Jun 12, 2024

Seven charts that will define the G7 summit

By Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center experts

These charts illustrate the essential economic data that will drive G7 leaders’ decisions when they meet in Italy from June 13 to 15.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business