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Blog Post by Hung Tran

Dec 2, 2021

The Great LIBOR Transition

Blog Post by Hung Tran

Beginning in 2022, the London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBOR) will be replaced by national reference rates. While the changeover will address the problems that led to the demise of LIBOR, the national reference rates will also introduce new problems which will need to be assessed and resolved.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist by Harris A. Samad

Dec 1, 2021

The world must carefully engage with Afghanistan. Here’s how.

New Atlanticist by Harris A. Samad

Ignoring Afghanistan would be a catastrophic mistake for the international community—as would be a rush to recognize the Taliban.

Afghanistan Crisis Management

In the News by Atlantic Council

Dec 1, 2021

Sakhi deliver Biannual McMillan-Stewart Lecture on Afghanistan’s Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Issues and Regional Implications

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Issue Brief by Hans Binnendijk, Rebeccah Heinrichs, and Christopher Twomey

Nov 30, 2021

Forward Defense symposium on deterring Chinese strategic attack

Issue Brief by Hans Binnendijk, Rebeccah Heinrichs, and Christopher Twomey

Hans Binnendijk, Rebeccah Heinrichs, and Christopher Twomey contribute issue briefs to a Forward Defense symposium on Chinese nuclear weapons and deterring Chinese strategic attack.

China Defense Policy

Report by Dr. Carla Norrlöf

Nov 30, 2021

Economic statecraft: Finance and money

Report by Dr. Carla Norrlöf

Using economics to achieve non-economic foreign policy objectives has become a dominant strategy for great powers in the post 9/11 world. The economic statecraft kit now includes a wide range of practices such as financial sanctions, coercive policies and inducements to defensive policies.

Australia China

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 30, 2021

Kroenig and Negrea advocate for a policy of confrontation with China in the National Interest

In the News by Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig speaks with Financial Times on China’s test of a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle.

China Conflict

Strategic Insights Memo by Atlantic Council and DT Institute

Nov 30, 2021

After Kabul: US and allied policy options in Afghanistan

Strategic Insights Memo by Atlantic Council and DT Institute

On September 1, 2021, the Atlantic Council and DT Institute ran an expert-driven matrix wargame to: (1) explore major policy dilemmas on the horizon after the US-led coalition withdrawal; and (2) forecast state behavior and assess emerging risks in the wake of the crisis. This Strategic Insights Memo captures the key takeaways from that wargame and the implications for great-power competition, regional security, and humanitarian issues in South Asia and the Middle East.

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 30, 2021

Schuman in The Atlantic: What the Peng Shuai Scandal Is Really About

In the News by Atlantic Council

On November 30, 2021, Michael Schuman published a story in The Atlantic, “What the Peng Shuai Scandal Is Really About.” The piece explores how Beijing’s response to the scandal “undercuts its campaign to present the Chinese system as a model for the world.”

China Politics & Diplomacy

Report by Noah Barkin and Agatha Kratz

Nov 30, 2021

Transatlantic tools: Harmonizing US and EU approaches to China

Report by Noah Barkin and Agatha Kratz

Cooperation between the US and the EU is essential if they are to develop effective responses to the challenges presented by China. However, there has been a lack of coordination in recent years. Nevertheless, this paper argues there is now an opportunity under the Biden Administration for the United States and Europe to learn from each other and harmonize some of their China-related efforts. 

China Economic Sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 29, 2021

Schuman on the American Foreign Policy Council’s Great Power Podcast

In the News by Atlantic Council

On November 29, 2021, Michael Schuman was interviewed for the American Foreign Policy Council’s Great Power Podcast about “the evolution of China’s strategic culture throughout its dynastic era – and how it shapes the Chinese Communist Party’s practice of foreign policy today.”

China Politics & Diplomacy