New Atlanticist

Sep 27, 2022

From sanctions to digital currencies, here’s a new transatlantic agenda for economic coordination

By Charles Lichfield

At our Frankfurt Forum on US-EU GeoEconomics, the Council's original research lays out a long-term strategy for economic coordination in a world reshaped by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Economy & Business European Union

Issue Brief

Sep 27, 2022

TTC, IPEF, and the road to an Indo-Pacific trade deal: A new model

By Clete R. Willems, Niels Graham

The Biden administration’s “trade policy for the middle class” is taking shape. Exemplified by the TTC and IPEF, its is “beyond-the-border” issues, such as regulatory alignment and standard setting, attempts to improve supply chain resilience, and efforts to promote high labor and environmental standards. However, to achieve its strategic goals, the administration should consider adding traditional market access components.

China Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Sep 27, 2022

The international role of the euro and the dollar: Forever in the lead?

By Martin Mühleisen

This paper argues that this is unlikely for the foreseeable future, in part because a larger global role for the renminbi would be inconsistent with the Chinese leadership’s current policy priorities. However, there is no room for complacency.

Digital Currencies Digital Policy
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Issue Brief

Sep 27, 2022

Will economic statecraft threaten western currency dominance? Sanctions, geopolitics, and the global monetary order 

By Dr. Carla Norrlöf

The return of great power rivalry is stoking renewed fears of weakening Western currency dominance. Financial sanctions are becoming the preferred economic tool for accomplishing geopolitical goals.

China Economic Sanctions

New Atlanticist

Sep 26, 2022

Which Giorgia Meloni will Washington get?

By Alissa Pavia

The Biden administration should adopt a more cautious approach toward the next Italian prime minister than it has so far. 

Elections Italy
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Reality Check

Sep 23, 2022

Reality Check #14: An educated American public can mitigate military misuse

By Jasmine Deleon, Andrea Hebel, Shweta Parthasarathy, and Jackalyn Ballard

Better understanding the military’s role would allow citizens to become more informed about the responsibilities of their elected representatives on defense issues.

Security & Defense United States and Canada

New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2022

The dollar has some would-be rivals. Meet the challengers.

By Ananya Kumar, Josh Lipsky

What are the realistic alternatives to the dollar that US and allied policymakers should be paying attention to? And how can they respond?

China Digital Currencies

In the News

Sep 22, 2022

The Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Fellow Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro provides testimony for the House Foreign Affairs Committee

By Atlantic Council

Middle East programs Distinguished Fellow Daniel B. Shapiro testifies for Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

Israel Middle East


Sep 20, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act will accelerate clean hydrogen adoption

By Joseph Webster

The IRA makes the production of clean hydrogen far more attractive to investors and generators. Carbon-free hydrogen could fall dramatically in cost by the end of the decade, greatly increasing its competitiveness against dirtier hydrogen sources.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

In the News

Sep 19, 2022

Lipsky interviewed by Coin Desk: Money-Reimagined Podcast on think tank crypto research

Read the full article here.

Digital Currencies Digital Policy