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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

The potential global impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Beijing “must act" to contain the corona virus outbreak, Miyeon Oh says, "especially in light of the indirect but potentially massive economic, social, and political impacts of the coronavirus in the region and around the world.” There is growing concern in Beijing as well, Robert A. Manning added, “that if this pandemic is only in its early stages, it could become the straw that broke the camel’s back for an already anemic economy.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China International Markets

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Atlantic Council announces second annual Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship class

WASHINGTON, DC – January 27, 2020 – The Atlantic Council announced today the selection of its second class of Fellows for the Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship Program.  The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early and mid-career, US-based journalists working in US media to develop a deeper knowledge of the most pressing economic and security […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Korea

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

China-Middle East expert Jonathan Fulton joins Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

Washington, DC—January 27, 2020—The Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs today announced the addition of Jonathan Fulton as a nonresident senior fellow. Fulton specializes in the increasingly important field of Chinese policy toward the Middle East and last year wrote an Atlantic Council report on the subject. “Jonathan has already made notable contributions to the debate […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

China Middle East

Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Davos dispatch: Has China won?

2020 could mark a significant year for the emerging, generational clash between democratic and authoritarian capitalism.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

China’s Persian Gulf strategy: Keep Tehran and Riyadh content

The current tensions between Washington and Tehran have been a major stress test for China’s Persian Gulf strategy.

MENASource by Julia Gurol and Jacopo Scita

China Iran

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 2: Mehvish Arifeen

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Europe to take center stage in global trade talks

With the “phase one” trade deal behind them, the United States and China will now probably shift attention to sorting out their economic and trade relationships with Europe. Caught in the middle of the US-China trade war and geopolitical competition, the European Union (EU) has tried to steer an independent course, balancing security and geopolitical concerns with economic and business needs. Doing so, however, has exposed many differences vis-a-vis the United States as well as China.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China European Union

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

“Go forth and set the world on fire”

As the world rages around the raging fires, I have to wonder: Is this the moment where we will finally see the forest for the trees? Why are we continuing to look into a crystal ball, as if the climate crisis is somehow our future, when it’s so glaringly clear that it is our present?

Blog Post by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Australia Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The Pakistani courts strike back

The historic sentencing in December of former dictator and president Pervez Musharraf was a blow to the military’s image and directly questions its unequivocal authority over shaping Pakistan’s political life—even if it is only symbolic. In a rare streak of defiance, the country’s courts are pushing back against a traditionally powerful and popular establishment hoping to inch the country from a seemingly illiberal to a more liberal democracy.

New Atlanticist by Fatima Salman

Democratic Transitions Pakistan

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The economic battleground between China and the United Kingdom

The importance of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect suspension will depend on whether additional policy moves targeting large British firms will follow. In terms of tangible effects, this event causes little economic disruption, but is probably the most symbolically important use of Chinese financial sanctions thus far.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

China Financial Regulation