Atlantic Council

US-China economic flashpoints in Yellen's China trip

Since U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited Beijing last year, the world's two biggest economies have resumed regular talks and averted major escalations in tensions.

But the countries still trade barbs on economic issues as they battle for superiority in advanced technologies and work to secure critical supply chains.

Obama’s foreign policy and the Greek debt crisis

President Barack Obama's critical role in helping Greece stay in the eurozone follows in the post-WWII tradition of American engagement in the European project for geopolitical reasons, even though it was initially driven by financial concerns, argues Katerina Sokou, ELIAMEP and Atlantic Council non-resident research fellow in a research paper just published.

IMF: Central Bank Digital Currencies could Replace Cash

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have the potential to replace cash, but adoption may take time, said Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

"CBDCs can replace money that is expensive to circulate in island economies," she said Wednesday at the Singapore FinTech Festival event, CNBC reported.

Vucic meets with Atlantic Council delegation

BELGRADE - At a meeting with an Atlantic Council delegation, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic thanked the US for its constructive and responsible engagement in the process of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and noted that Belgrade was committed to work on implementation of agreements "up to what represents red lines for us."