In the News

Dec 17, 2021

The CBDC Tracker was featured in Forkast on the Federal Reserve other Big Four central banks concerning CBDC development

By GeoEconomics Center

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Digital Currencies Economy & Business


Dec 7, 2021

An Alliance of Democracies: From concept to reality in an era of strategic competition

By Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig, and Jonas Parello-Plesner

With the rules-based democratic order under threat, the United States and its allies need new entities that facilitate cooperation not just across the transatlantic, but among larger groups of democracies worldwide.

Australia Economy & Business


Dec 3, 2021

The RCEP ratification and its implications

By Niels Graham

On January 1, 2022 the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement will go into effect. When it enters into force, the partnership will be doubly historic: it will be both China’s first multilateral trade agreement and the world’s largest free trade agreement.

China Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Nov 30, 2021

Forward Defense symposium on deterring Chinese strategic attack

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

In the News

Oct 18, 2021

Manning in The Hill: Is Biden creeping toward a trade strategy?

By Atlantic Council

On October 18, Robert Manning authored an op-ed in The Hill, questioning whether the Biden administration is moving towards a trade strategy. Manning made the case for the US reconsidering joining the Transpacific Partnership, or an equivalent, and seeking out more free-trade agreements to bolster its standing in the Asia Pacific. “The U.S. tends to […]

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In the News

Oct 6, 2021

Manning in The Straits Times: New Japanese PM Kishida will continue Abe’s foreign policy

By Atlantic Council

On October 6, Robert Manning was quoted in The Straits Times in an article about how the election of a new prime minister in Japan may change the foreign policy of the country. Manning predicted that there would be no major shift in policies, saying “He will continue the assertive stance on China and support for Taiwan of his […]

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New Atlanticist

Oct 5, 2021

Kishidanomics: Investing in Japan’s green, digital future

By Alexis Crow

Newly minted Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is hoping to kickstart a "virtuous cycle of growth" with public and private investment.

Digital Policy Economy & Business


Oct 5, 2021

China Pathfinder: Annual Scorecard

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Over the past eight months, teams from the Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group have taken a dive into China’s economy to address a fundamental question: Is China becoming more or less like other open-market economies? 

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New Atlanticist

Sep 30, 2021

Why the Quad summit was a strategic success

By Ash Jain

While its specific outcomes may have been relatively modest, the summit successfully laid the foundation to advance three strategic US goals: countering China, aligning India, and revitalizing alliances.

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In the News

Sep 25, 2021

Manning in The Straits Times: Quad leaders stress need for free and open Indo-Pacific

By Atlantic Council

On September 25, Robert Manning was quoted in the Straits Times, where he made the case that actions by the Quad and AUKUS were driven largely by “overreach and military and economic coercion” from China. “The Quad remains a coalition of four democratic major maritime powers, an ad hoc multilateralism focused on function and problem […]

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