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  • The effect of sanctions on the Russian energy industry

    REPORT LAUNCH | OIL, GAS, AND WAR: THE EFFECT OF SANCTIONS ON THE RUSSIAN ENERGY INDUSTRY - In the two-plus years since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies have imposed approximately two thousand sanctions on Russian corporations, financial institutions, and ...

  • Empowering women to rebuild Ukraine’s economy

    OF COURSE SHE CAN! EMPOWERING WOMEN TO REBUILD UKRAINE’S ECONOMY - Russia’s war against Ukraine continues–but plans for post-war recovery are already underway. As we shape reconstruction strategies and policies, policymakers and international donors must prioritize leveraging the potential of Ukr...

  • Exploring investment opportunities in NW Syria

    The US Department of the Treasury declared ‘General License No. 22’ authorizing activities in certain economic sectors in non-regime-held areas of northeast and northwest Syria. This waiver allows for transactions for certain economic activities in northeast and northwest Syria in sectors like ag...

  • Panama’s elections and economic outlook

    BEYOND THE BALLOT: PANAMA’S ELECTIONS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK - On May 5, Panama—a global transit and commerce hub—will hold elections to determine its next president, members of the National Assembly, and local government officials. The election comes at a pivotal moment: from social protests last ...

  • AI Revolution: Transforming the global business landscape

    AI REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING THE GLOBAL BUSINESS LANDSCAPE - AI’s rapid evolution is a game-changer for businesses, altering operational frameworks and setting new benchmarks for efficiency and innovation. By automating routine tasks and analyzing vast datasets for actionable insights, AI is provi...

  • How to build lasting economic resilience in Ukraine

    HOW TO BUILD LASTING ECONOMIC RESILIENCE IN UKRAINE - Ukraine’s economy has been battered by Russia’s full-scale invasion, including the brutal recent campaign on civilian energy infrastructure. Even so, the Ukrainian economy has remained remarkably resilient despite the violence and upheaval wro...

  • IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on the global economy

    IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA ON THE STATE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY - Join us virtually for an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Georgieva will join the Atlantic Council one week before the world’s finance min...

  • IMF-World Bank Week at the Atlantic Council

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    The Atlantic Council hosts a series of special events with finance ministers and central bank governors from around the globe during the 2024 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • Are capitalism and climate progress compatible?

    ARE CAPITALISM AND CLIMATE PROGRESS COMPATIBLE? - Climate change, along with its implications for health and critical infrastructure, are reshaping quality of life and the environment across the globe. The debate around the most impactful ways to adapt to and mitigate against these changes and wh...

  • The growing role of the private sector in international space collaboration

    THE GROWING ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN INTERNATIONAL SPACE COLLABORATION - By the end of the decade, the global space economy is set to reach $1 trillion. The massive growth in the space economy has not only come from legacy spacefaring governments, but a rise in successful commercial ventures...

  • China’s economic statecraft in a Taiwan crisis

    RETALIATION AND RESILIENCE: CHINA’S ECONOMIC STATECRAFT IN A TAIWAN CRISIS - Over the past two years, Beijing has watched carefully as Western allies have deployed unprecedented economic statecraft against Russia. In June 2023, we analyzed possible G7 economic actions against China in the event o...

  • Guarantees for climate finance in the World Bank-IMF agenda

    GUARANTEES FOR CLIMATE FINANCE IN THE WORLD BANK-IMF AGENDA - Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and GeoEconomics Center for a discussion on mobilizing private investment in climate mitigation and adaptation in the Global South.

    Speakers explore how public and private secto...

  • Under Secretary Brian Nelson on reforms to curb dirty money flows in the US

    UNDER SECRETARY BRIAN NELSON ON KEY REFORMS TO CURB DIRTY MONEY FLOWS IN THE US - The Atlantic Council’s Economic Statecraft Initiative within the GeoEconomics Center hosted a conversation featuring Brian Nelson, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence—on regulatory re...

  • Maroš Šefčovič on US-EU collaborations towards a transatlantic green marketplace

    MAROŠ ŠEFČOVIČ ON US-EU COLLABORATION TOWARDS A TRANSATLANTIC GREEN MARKETPLACE - The Atlantic Council hosts an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring H.E. Maroš Šefčovič—the executive vice-president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal—on ways to boost US-EU cooperation on the gre...

  • Gina Raimondo and Margrethe Vestager on US-EU economic ties

    GINA RAIMONDO AND MARGRETHE VESTAGER ON THE FUTURE OF US-EU ECONOMIC TIES - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce and Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age. ...

  • Industry Minister Víctor Bisonó on the Dominican Republic’s economy

    INDUSTRY MINISTER VÍCTOR BISONÓ ON THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC’S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RESILIENCE - As the Dominican Republic prepares to host the IDB annual meeting and the sixth Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial Meetings in March and the tenth Summit of the Americas in ...

  • How can rare earths help Central Asia’s energy transition?

    The development of many new technologies, particularly those crucial to the global energy transition, is dependent on rare earth elements (REEs), which has set off a global race to acquire them. With China holding a near monopoly on refining and mining REEs, assertive Chinese foreign policy has a...

  • Reimagining global economic governance

    Please join the GeoEconomics Center to launch new research as part of the inaugural Bretton Woods 2.0 Fellowship. This Fellowship aims to cultivate a new generation of economists to help reimagine the shape of the international financial system. The goal of the project is to deliver a blueprint f...

  • Beyond the soft landing: The global economy in 2024

    One year ago, many economists were convinced the US was headed for a mild recession, Europe would face a deeper one, and China would enjoy a robust rebound.

    What a difference a year can make.

    In the Eurozone recession was avoided, in the US a soft landing is in sight, and today China is struggl...

  • Hung Tran on US Crypto Regulation and Impacts on the Global Financial System

    HUNG TRAN DISCUSSES US CRYPTO REGULATION AND ITS IMPACTS ON THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM - Watch key moments from the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center and Digital Dollar Project Exploring Central Bank Digital Currency conference, including remarks from digital assets experts, technology provid...

  • Martin Mühleisen Analyzes the Evolving Financial Technology Ecosystem

    MARTIN MÜHLEISEN ANALYZES THE EVOLVING FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEM - Watch key moments from the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center and Digital Dollar Project Exploring Central Bank Digital Currency conference, including remarks from digital assets experts, technology providers, and governmen...

  • Carole House on Standardization and Collaboration for Digital Assets

    CAROLE HOUSE ON STANDARDIZATION AND COLLABORATION FOR DIGITAL ASSETS - Watch key moments from the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center and Digital Dollar Project Exploring Central Bank Digital Currency conference, including remarks from digital assets experts, technology providers, and government...

  • Debating the dollar: Who wants it, who doesn’t, and what comes next

    DEBATING THE DOLLAR: WHO WANTS IT, WHO DOESN’T, AND WHAT COMES NEXT - Many countries around the world are reportedly pursuing efforts to “de-dollarize” and some have argued for a new financial architecture that bypasses or replaces the US & dollar-led system. China is particularly interested in e...

  • Highlights from Atlantic Council at IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Marrakesh

    HIGHLIGHTS ATLANTIC COUNCIL AT IMF-WORLD BANK ANNUAL MEETINGS IN MARRAKESH - Watch key moments from Marrakesh, Morocco with over a dozen finance ministers and central bank governors during from the Atlantic Council’s live studio inside the IMF-World Bank official venue.

    Watch our coverage from t...