New Atlanticist

Jul 21, 2023

From Ukraine to China, Meloni and Biden are closer than you think

By Valbona Zeneli

The Italian prime minister will travel to the White House on July 27 to meet with US President Joe Biden and discuss the transatlantic relationship.

Economy & Business Italy


Jul 21, 2023

What’s behind growing ties between Turkey and the Gulf states

By Serhat S. Çubukçuoğlu and Mouza Hasan Almarzooqi

Erdoğan's tour of the Gulf opens a new chapter in Turkey's political and economic relations with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Defense Industry Drones

New Atlanticist

Jul 21, 2023

Dispatch from Odesa: Russia escalates its naval war against Ukraine

By Michael Bociurkiw

After ending its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Russia has launched daily missile strikes along the Ukrainian coast from the sea.

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Jul 17, 2023

Tran quoted in Reuters on Chinese export controls

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China Economic Sanctions

In the News

Jul 17, 2023

Graham quoted in the VOA on Russian sanctions evasion

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China Economic Sanctions
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China November 4, 2022.

New Atlanticist

Jul 14, 2023

Is Germany shifting its approach on China?

By Atlantic Council experts

Germany released its first-ever China strategy. Experts weigh in on what this means for the future of relations between Berlin and Beijing.

China Defense Policy

In the News

Jul 13, 2023

Graham quoted in Nikkei on US-China trade tensions

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China Economic Sanctions
Chinese Premier Li Qiang, right, shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Friday, July 7, 2023.

New Atlanticist

Jul 12, 2023

The flawed premises behind Janet Yellen’s China visit

By Hung Tran

Yellen's visit will not cool US-China tensions, as her statements were premised on two false assumptions about the two countries' relations.

China Economy & Business
Kenyan workers prepare men's underwear at the Hela intimates export processing zone (EPZ) limited factory in Athi River, near Nairobi, Kenya, July 27, 2017. Picture taken July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Executive Summary

Jul 11, 2023

In brief: The future of US-Africa trade and investment

By Frannie Léautier

Since 2000, US trade policy for Africa has been the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which gives duty-free access to the US market for eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With AGOA due to expire in 2025, policymakers must decide the future of US-Africa trade going forward to build on its previous achievements.

Africa Economy & Business

Event Recap

Jul 7, 2023

The mechanisms of corruption in Iran

By Masoud Mostajabi and Britt Gronemeyer

On June 13, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Strategy Project hosted a virtual event, “The Mechanisms of Corruption in Iran” to discuss the nature of corruption and sanctions in Iran as well as the social, economic, and political implications of these issues. The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative Director, Jonathan Panikoff conducted opening remarks, […]

Corruption Economic Sanctions