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Virtual Report Launch: America’s Use of Coercive Economic Statecraft

Dec 17, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am ET

On December 17, 2020, CNAS hosted a public event on America’s use of coercive economic statecraft. The last decade has seen an explosive growth in U.S. use of coercive economic tools to meet a broadening range of policy goals. The last several presidential administrations have significantly increased the use of sanctions, and, over the last several years, the Trump administration has also renewed and expanded other parts of America’s coercive economic toolkit such as export controls and investment restrictions.

The event coincided with the release of the final report of the CNAS Task Force on the Future of U.S. Coercive Economic Statecraft titled America’s Use of Coercive Economic Statecraft principally authored by Task Force Coordinators Elizabeth Rosenberg and Peter Harrell.


Read the report:

Energy, Economics & Security

America’s Use of Coercive Economic Statecraft

Policymakers will continue to intensively use a growing array of coercive economic tools, including tariffs, sanctions, trade controls, and investment restrictions....

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Featuring Opening Remarks From:

Richard Fontaine
Chief Executive Officer
Center for a New American Security

And a Panel Discussion With:

Paula Dobriansky
Task Force Co-Chair, Senior Fellow, the Future of Diplomacy Project, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University;
Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

Adam Szubin
Task Force Co-Chair, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies;
Former Acting Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Theodore Kassinger
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP;
Former Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Catherine Novelli
President, Listening for America;
Former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

Juan Zarate
Global Co-Managing Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, K2 Integrity;
Former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush