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Experts

Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Sara Bazoobandi

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business and Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Julie Chon

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Antonio de Lecea

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Content

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

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Trump vs Erdoğan: It’s hard to bluff when your cards are on the table

It is hard to take seriously threats by the US government to ruin the Turkish economy when Trump himself gave this green light in the first place. Under such circumstances, sanctions have almost no chance of succeeding in putting this genie back in the bottle.

New Atlanticist by Brian O'Toole

Economic Sanctions Syria
nuclear submarine and military members

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

Issue Brief by Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr. and Bart Oosterveld

Economy & Business National Security

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

O’Toole quoted in Foreign Policy on Trump’s sanctions on Turkey

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

US-China trade war reaches a pause, but still a long way to resolution

While the current trade war pause is good news for many concerned about a damaging escalation in tensions between two of the world’s most important economies, there remains a long road ahead before either Beijing or Washington is ready to fully commit to trade peace.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Trade

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Climate investing: Is it sustainable?

For the institutional investors and policy makers who have successfully implemented environmentally mindful and pro-growth policies at home, the transmission of these policies abroad is absolutely crucial, otherwise the clamoring for ESG is held within an exclusive—albeit environmentally sound—echo chamber, which fails to take root where it may be needed most.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action International Markets
Malmstrom airbus tariff

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Transatlantic policy makers face a tariff tightrope walk

How US and European policy makers react to the WTO decision in the aircraft sector will likely determine how US policy makers proceed regarding the auto sector tariffs. Trade policy risks have thus increased overnight.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

European Union International Organizations

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

WTO tariff ruling could deepen transatlantic trade fight

“Engaging in serious negotiations to solve the problem on both sides is much more sensible than going for immediate tariffs and triggering a tit-for tat,” Antonio de Lecea said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union International Organizations

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Ullman in UPI: What can possibly go wrong in impeachment? Everything

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections
Youth entrepreneurs

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Money, mentors, and markets: What youth entrepreneurs need to succeed

Youth around the world are creating their own businesses—sometimes out of necessity—and are seizing opportunities arising from digital diffusion, new technologies, and growing industries.

New Atlanticist by Nicole Goldin

Inclusive Growth Youth

Events

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Unleashing US-Mexico Opportunities: Featuring H.E. Arturo Herrera, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance

H.E. Arturo Herrera will give a timely overview on Mexico's public finances and macroeconomic priorities.

9:00am Washington DC DC