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CommentaryLocal Interests, Chinese Ambitions, and an Intelligent American Response
Review of Daniel Markey, China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). In his book China’s Western Horizon: Be...
By Emily Jin
CommentarySharper: The Future of U.S. Sanctions Policy
Sanctions are increasingly common in U.S. foreign policy and economic statecraft. But they are not a cure-all....
By Kaleigh Thomas, Cole Stevens & Chris Estep
CommentaryExport Controls Will Become More Effective When They Include Plurilateral Controls
Use of export controls to accomplish purely economic or trade policy objectives compromises the effectiveness of both the export control and the international trade systems....
By Kevin Wolf
CommentaryShaping the Fourth Offset
In pursuit of a Fourth Offset, export regulations may be radically reimagined to alter U.S. industry culture and commercial strategies....
By Theodore W. Kassinger
CommentaryFor Effective Controls, Build Coalitions
As strategic concerns about China and its industrial policy become more widespread, opportunities to build coalitions are expanding....
By Martin Chorzempa
CommentaryExport Controls Are Bigger and Broader. But Are We Safer?
U.S. leaders must consider how export controls can be used effectively, and the circumstances in which export controls may be ill-suited to a policy objective....
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryTrade Controls are a Limited Tool of Foreign Policy
If the goal is to ensure our adversaries acquire nothing that they need, we are doomed to failure....
By William A. Reinsch
CommentaryOn Export Controls, the United States Must Focus on Effectiveness
Export controls will be more effective if they are narrowly tailored to specific national security objectives....
By Peter Lichtenbaum
CommentaryChina’s View of the United States’ Expanded Use of Export Controls
China will respond by strengthening its self-sufficiency in critical technologies and safeguarding its core national interests....
By Ashley Feng
CommentaryDesigning for Export: Industry and Government Roles
The United States should enhance the exportability of U.S.-produced platforms and systems to U.S. allies....
By Tina Kaidanow
CommentaryAs Warfighting Becomes High-Tech, Export Controls are the Front Line
Export controls are effective in supporting the core U.S. policy goal of protecting U.S. military might....
By F. Amanda DeBusk
CommentaryTo Protect America’s Edge, Focus on Tech Indigenization
The best application of technology-focused export controls are ones that directly address the pursuit of indigenization....
By Martijn Rasser
CommentaryHow Biden Could Use Trump’s Trade War Thumbscrews to Fight Climate Change
Global climate change is undeniably a crisis, arguably the single greatest national security challenge the United States faces, and certainly a vastly greater threat than many...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryA Council of Democracies Can Save Multilateralism
The world desperately needs a new institution that is both global in reach and unified in vision....
By Edward Fishman & Siddharth Mohandas
CommentarySharper: Global Coronavirus Response
Analysis from CNAS experts on the most critical challenges in U.S. foreign policy....
By Chris Estep & Cole Stevens
CommentaryHow U.S. Sanctions Depend on the Federal Reserve
Foreign policy professionals will have to understand what the Federal Reserve is doing and how it affects U.S. national security....
By Edoardo Saravalle
CommentaryDirty Money Is an Ongoing Threat on Both Sides of the Atlantic
Two developments last week, in the United Kingdom and the United States, highlighted how their common adversaries are still exploiting the global financial system, using long-...
By Neil Bhatiya
PodcastHow Sanctions Fail US Policymakers
Eddie Fishman, who worked in Obama's State Department's Policy Planning Staff, joins to discuss his recent articles on sanctions and the world order. Listen to the full conve...
By Edward Fishman
CommentaryHow Iran’s Oil Infrastructure Gambit Could Imperil the Strait of Hormuz
A series of mysterious and seemingly random explosions continue to erupt across various parts of Iran this month, hitting sensitive military sites, as well as populated reside...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers & Ariane Tabatabai
VideoClosing the Deal: National Security and Investment Scrutiny
The United States and other major economies are enhancing investment screening and export controls in areas sensitive to national security....
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Peter Harrell, Carrie Cordero, David Cohen, Elbridge Colby, Wally Adeyemo, Deborah Lehr, Aimen Mir & Uzra Zeya