The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) held a private lunch briefing on the CNAS report Pressure: Coercive Economic Statecraft and U.S. National Security on Monday, January 31, 2011, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
In recent years, the world has witnessed the power of the global economy to impact states' behavior and interactions within the international community. The rise of non-state actors and the increasing threat to international stability from states like North Korea and Iran signal that the United States must continue to use financial pressure as a key tool in U.S. national security and leverage the power of the private financial sector to optimize chances for success. In Pressure, authors Dr. Patrick Cronin and Dr. David Asher examine the capacity of the United States to use counter-threat finance by examining three cases - North Korea, Serbia and Iraq - to glean lessons learned for the future.
Watch highlights from the briefing here.
Listen to the entire briefing here.