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Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Ukraine’s libertarian revolution

Many Ukrainian free marketers are sulking in the sidelines because they misread the Zelenskyy movement last spring.

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Elections Macroeconomics

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

So far, so good

The Zelenskyy administration’s very positive statements, if translated into policies, would open a new era of economic growth and opportunity for Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Oleh Havrylyshyn and Basil Kalymon

Macroeconomics Political Reform

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Oui, le sport peut être un puissant levier de développement en Afrique

English Synopsis: Last month’s African Cup of Nations has generated global enthusiasm and an outpouring of African patriotism, and other important sporting events are taking place on the continent, from South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Senegal’s hosting of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics. Next year, the prestigious American National Basketball […]

AfricaSource by Atlantic Council

Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

Japan Outbound, Inc.: What policymakers, companies, and investors can learn from Japan in the Reiwa era

Tokyo has implemented several policies that have had a quantifiable impact on changing the domestic economic landscape

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Economy & Business Future of Work

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Africa business experts discuss china’s commercial expansion in Africa

On July 15, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on China’s diversifying economic engagement in Africa, occasioned by the launch of Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s latest issue brief, Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s Commercial Expansion in Africa.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa China

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s commercial expansion in Africa

The Trump administration has raised the alarm about China’s domination of large infrastructure projects in Africa, diagnosing the growing indebtedness of African nations to China as a threat to US national security, as well as the sovereignty of the countries affected. They also correctly bemoan the unfair advantages conferred on Chinese firms by Beijing’s multi-billion dollar […]

Issue Brief by Aubrey Hruby

Africa China

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Finally a new window of investment opportunity in Ukraine?

The fight against corruption, linked to a continued commitment to EU integration and general system reform, could greatly boost Ukraine’s economic strength.

UkraineAlert by Basil Kalymon

Conflict Corruption

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Putin finally tells Russians the truth (sort of)

In his annual television marathon “Direct Line with Vladimir Putin” on June 20, the Russian president did something unusual. To my knowledge, this is the first time he specified the impact of Western sanctions on Russia, which he usually presents as having a positive effect on the Russian economy because of import substitution. “Look, according […]

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Thu, May 16, 2019

Investors and private equity experts on access to capital for women in African markets

On Thursday, May 16, the Africa Center hosted a discussion on women’s entrepreneurship and gendered barriers to raising capital in African markets.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Economy & Business

Mon, May 13, 2019

In South Africa, illicit cigarettes are a smoking gun on corruption

The flourishing illicit tobacco market in South Africa speaks to a less sensational but equally destabilizing set of risks. At the core of this challenge is the state’s ability to provide effective regulation of an industry that is vulnerable to gray and black markets

New Atlanticist by Simone Haysom

Corruption Macroeconomics