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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Sep 22, 2021

Experts react: The September 2021 White House QUAD meeting

By Atlantic Council

US President Joe Biden is set to host a first in-person Quad meeting on September 24, 2021, with Australia, India, and Japan present. South Asia Center experts react to the meeting and offer insight into what to expect. 

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Sep 21, 2021

A reinvigorated Quad is becoming a key element of the new US administration’s Asia policy—just not in the way you expected.

By Atman Trivedi

A reinvigorated Quad is becoming a key element of the new US administration’s Asia policy. Its members—Australia, India, Japan, and the US—convened virtually in March at the leader level. Amid multiple global crises, they wisely opted to focus on concrete ways to deliver for their people and the region. The grouping sought to prove that democracy still works, as President Biden likes to say. The Quad Leaders’ communique set the bar high: cooperation on “the defining challenges of our time.”

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Issue Brief

Jul 28, 2021

The security of defense trade with allies: Enhancing contact, contracts, and control in supply chains

By James Hasik

The COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of "Buy American" policies have cast doubt on the ability of foreign suppliers to provide crucial defense goods and services to the US Department of Defense in times of crisis or conflict. Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik recommends the expansion of security of supply agreements (among other measures) to fully leverage the defense-industrial bases of US allies and partners and best support US security priorities.

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Fast Thinking

Jul 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: A turning point on Chinese hacking

By Atlantic Council

What does NATO’s buy-in mean for the world’s response to Chinese hacking? What tools do these allies have to fight back? Our experts messaged us (securely) with the answers.

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New Atlanticist

Jun 14, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the G7 communiqué

By Julia Friedlander, Ash Jain, Rama Yade, David Bray, Benjamin Haddad, Josh Lipsky

How can you dig through 14,000 words of diplomat-speak to find what these world leaders are really saying? Leave that to the Atlantic Council’s experts.

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