July 23, 2019

CNAS Launches Task Force on the Future of U.S. Coercive Economic Statecraft

Washington, July 23, 2019 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Energy, Economics, and Security Program today announced the launch of the Task Force on the Future of U.S. Coercive Economic Statecraft. The task force will convene a distinguished group of economic statecraft practitioners, foreign policy experts, and business leaders to discuss developments in sanctions, tariffs, trade controls, and investment restrictions.

As coercive economic statecraft plays an increasingly critical role in U.S. foreign policy, members of the task force will generate analysis and ideas to support the crafting and implementation of sound U.S. coercive economic policies in a series of off-the-record meetings over the next 18 months. Some task force members will also publish commentaries and reports with recommendations for the U.S. administration and Congress. This task force builds on the success of the recently concluded CNAS Future of U.S. Sanctions Task Force, which released its “Maintaining America’s Coercive Economic Strength” report in March.

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and former Acting Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin will serve as Distinguished Co-Chairs of the task force. CNAS Energy, Economics, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg and CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow Peter Harrell will coordinate the group.

“Refining America’s tools of economic statecraft will play a crucial role in strengthening our global competitiveness for the long-term,” said CNAS CEO and task force member Richard Fontaine. “Under the leadership of its co-chairs and with the coordination of Elizabeth Rosenberg and Peter Harrell, this group will produce incisive ideas for sharpening those tools.”

Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky
Distinguished Task Force Co-Chair
Senior Fellow, "The Future of Diplomacy Project"
Harvard University, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez
Distinguished Task Force Co-Chair
Chair
Albright Stonebridge Group

Adam Szubin
Distinguished Task Force Co-Chair
Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

Elizabeth Rosenberg
Task Force Coordinator
Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Peter Harrell
Task Force Coordinator
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

The Honorable John B. Bellinger, III
Partner
Arnold & Porter

The Honorable Howard Berman
Senior Advisor
Covington & Burling

Dr. Chad Bown
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

The Honorable David S. Cohen
Partner
WilmerHale

Hank Corscadden
Global Trade Counsel and Director, Government Compliance Programs
Microsoft

Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

Wendy Cutler
Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, DC Office
Asia Society Policy Institute

Dr. David Dollar
Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center
The Brookings Institution

Dr. Daniel Drezner
Professor of International Politics
The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Dr. Elizabeth Economy
C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Jonathan Finer
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

Richard Fontaine
Chief Executive Officer
Center for a New American Security

Todd Fox
Vice President of Public Policy
Visa

Brian Grant
Managing Director, Global Head of Sanctions Compliance
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

The Honorable Dr. Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director of the International Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Honorable Jennifer Hillman
Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy
Council on Foreign Relations

John Hughes
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Dr. Mara Karlin
Director, Strategic Studies
Associate Professor of Practice, Strategic Studies
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

The Honorable Theodore Kassinger
Partner
O'Melveny & Myers, LLP

Laura Lane
President of Global Affairs
United Parcel Service

The Honorable Steven Mann
Senior Advisor, International Government Relations
ExxonMobil

Aimen Mir
Partner
Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Richard Nephew
Senior Research Scholar,
Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

The Honorable Catherine Novelli
President
Listening for America

Dr. Meghan O'Sullivan
Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Honorable Christopher Padilla
Vice President,
Government and Regulatory Affairs
IBM

The Honorable Stephen Rademaker
Senior Of Counsel
Covington & Burling

The Honorable William Reinsch
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Frederick Reynolds
Global Head, Financial Crime
Barclays

Melissa Russell
International Advocacy Manager
Caterpillar

Lisa Samp
Vice President, International Policy
JP Morgan Chase

The Honorable Robert Scher
Head of International Affairs
BP

Jeffrey Schott
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Vance Serchuk
Executive Director
KKR Global Institute

Dr. Brad Setser
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics
Council on Foreign Relations

Daleep Singh
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Greg Slater
Vice President and Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs
Intel Corporation

John Smith
Partner and Co-Head of the National Security Practice
Morrison & Foerster

Jay Thompson
Manager, International Government Affairs
Chevron

Dr. Todd Tucker
Fellow
The Roosevelt Institute

Geir Westgaard
Vice President, Political and Public Affairs
Equinor

Candida Wolff
Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs
Citigroup

The Honorable Juan Zarate
Chairman and Co-Founder
Financial Integrity Network

Rachel Ziemba
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security


For more information or to reach the task force coordinators, please contact CNAS Communications at comms@cnas.org or call 202-457-9400.