As the BRICS bloc expands, efforts by BRICS policymakers to increase global use of non-dollar currencies—particularly the Chinese renminbi—are accelerating. Washington should take note of how frustrations with the dollar are helping enable the rise of the renminbi in emerging markets and motivating strategic partners like India to push for greater use of non-dollar currencies.
Egypt finds itself at a critical environmental juncture, with climate change posing grave risks to its economy, sovereignty, and stability. A business-as-usual approach or maladaptation could have major adverse consequences.
Not only could the policy proposal create jobs in Türkiye, including for the 3.3 million Syrian refugees there, but it could also provide a much-needed boost to Türkiye-U.S. relations through enhanced bilateral trade.
For its long-term reconstruction, Ukraine cannot rely solely on the unity and courage of its citizens. Re-creating the country’s security and reforming its institutions will require an open, inclusive national debate about political vulnerabilities and postwar recovery.
The Belarusian authorities have taken steps to limit Russian businesses from buying up too many local companies.
Scholars from eight Southeast Asian countries provide their takes on the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in their countries for the past decade.
As Russia settles into a long war of attrition, Ukraine’s defense industry needs help. Joint ventures with Western companies could offer the right amount of support.
China’s role in the Mekong region demonstrates that development cooperation often requires closer security cooperation.
While Russia’s near monopoly on the oil and gas market in Southeast Europe looks secure for now, there will be less and less Russian gas and oil sold on the local market going forward, as Balkan governments and companies look elsewhere for supplies.
So long as imperialism guides Kremlin policy, the West’s response has to be some version of containment.
Enterprising and competent officials know full well they can survive without Putin. Whether the regime can survive without them, though, is another matter.
In our rapidly evolving digital era, the rise of advanced artificial intelligence and the dominance of large technology firms have reshaped the economic landscape. Understanding these firms is not just an academic exercise—it is essential for effective policymaking and fostering competitive markets.
The Digital Democracy Network’s contributors offer global perspectives on digital repression trends, the role of tech platforms, digital sovereignty, and the impact of geopolitics and governance on technology.
In the field of online commerce, DPIs are beginning to get developed on the principles of open networks to democratize access to goods and services in the digital economy.
Carnegie Politika podcast host Alex Gabuev is joined by Denis Volkov, director of the Levada Center in Moscow, and Andrei Kolesnikov, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Russia Eurasia Center, to discuss their new paper for Carnegie Endowment, "Alternate Reality: How Russian Society Learned to Stop Worrying About the War."
The author of Sea Change explains the frustration, grief, and anger of the people at the forefront of the environmental crisis.
Iran’s regime is using digital repression to control the country’s citizens and further isolate them from the world. The EU should ensure safe online spaces for Iranian activists and tie its Iran policy into a comprehensive global strategy against digital authoritarianism.
Many Russians equate their country with the political regime that rules it, and believe it is their duty to support the state’s actions. This belief and the limited impact the war in Ukraine has had on the day-to-day lives of most Russians go some way to explaining continuing high levels of support for the war among Russians.
Africa received an average of $35 billion per year for fossil fuel and clean energy projects over the past decade. That amount was enough to address the continent’s energy finance gap, but unequal distribution has left many countries behind.
For India to lead in AI governance, a comprehensive strategy is necessary, considering its relatively limited foundational capacity for AI infrastructure compared to other jurisdictions that have begun setting norms.