The Global Business & Economics Program works to build upon and strengthen the already deep economic integration between Europe and the United States as well as promote transatlantic leadership in the global economy.

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Wed, Aug 28, 2019

US-EU Auto Tariffs: What’s at Stake?

Escalating trade tensions between the world’s major economies are widely considered the greatest threat to the global economy’s health. Following the White House’s cancellation of its threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports on June 7, attention swiftly turned back to the brewing US-China trade war. This edition of the EconoGraphic, however, puts the focus on how US tariffs on cars and car parts might disrupt transatlantic trade flow.


Economy & Business European Union

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Breaking Down France’s Digital Tax

n July, France’s parliament ratified a new law to tax big digital tech firms making it the first country to pass a tax law of this manner. Paris’ new tax scheme triggered criticism from the Trump Administration and is further complicating the transatlantic relationship. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the motivation behind taxing digital technology firms more aggressively, the way that the French tax will work, and the potential impacts and response to the tax.


Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.


China Economy & Business



Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The emerging EU regulatory landscape for digital platform liability

As concern skyrockets over political disinformation, hate speech, and terrorist incitement on the Internet, legislators across Europe are scrambling for regulatory answers.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Recap: A Conversation with the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan H.E. Reza Baqir

On October 16th 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics (GBE) Program hosted a roundtable conversation with Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Events by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Recap: Roundtable discussion with DG ECFIN Deputy Director Kerstin Jorna on the future role of the euro

On September 29th, 2019 The Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program hosted a roundtable conversation with Kerstin Jorna, Deputy Director at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Economic and Financial Affairs

Events by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Egypt’s latest protests are an alarm bell for Sisi

Egypt seems to be getting back to normal after a number of demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that began on September 20. This may be the consequence of the zero-tolerance approach pursued by the government. In over three weeks of protests, local authorities arrested almost 3,000 people, and imposed a curfew in all major […]

MENASource by Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice

Corruption Macroeconomics

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Ratified USMCA key to unlocking Mexican growth

The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) will “clearly be an incredible boost” to the Mexican economy at a time when global trade uncertainty threatens to dampen growth prospects around the world, Mexican Secretary of Finance Arturo Herrera said at the Atlantic Council on October 18.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

International Markets Mexico

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Forget Telegram: Iranians are using Instagram to shop

Maryam searched all over Neyshabur’s pharmacies, a town in northeastern Iran, for her mother’s diabetes medication. “I came back home, exhausted and didn’t know what to say to my mother,” the 30-year-old economist explained. “It was late in the night and I searched Instagram. Wow! I found a place where I could buy my mother’s medicine.” […]

IranSource by Fariba Parsa

Economic Sanctions Iran

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Ullman in UPI: Are you safer or more secure than three years ago?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Technologies

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

New risks to global financial stability

In “New Risks to Global Financial Stability” author Hung Tran, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics program, assesses the global financial system weaknesses and outlines steps to promote financial stability.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hung Tran

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Servant of the people or servant of the oligarchs?

The president’s response is appropriate in a country with an operating rule of law. But in Ukraine, with an unreformed judiciary, this is a complete cop out.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Okumuş in Al-Monitor: Gas trade: Stand-alone win-win for US-Turkey relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment


Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Soft infrastructure development in Central Asia 2020

A discussion on how to best support infrastructure development in Central Asia through effective policy and legislation. Keynote by H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov, Kazakh ambassador to the United States.

4:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

The Humanitarian Impact of US Sanctions on Iran

A new report by Human Rights Watch that analyses US designated exemptions from humanitarian trade with Iran. Panelists will discuss the report and how US secondary sanctions have effected Iranians' access to healthcare, education, and other human rights.

12:00pm Washington DC DC

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

President Nayib Bukele’s First 6 Months: Can Latin America’s Youngest President Chart a New Course in the Northern Triangle?

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