June 17, 2015

Economic Statecraft: American Economic Power and the New Face of Financial Warfare

By Elizabeth Rosenberg and Zachary K. Goldman

Energy, Economics, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg and Zachary K. Goldman, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS, describe challenges associated with the increasing use of coercive economic measures to tackle security challenges. These challenges include both changes to the structure of international financial system that might make it harder to use these tools in the future and a degradation of these measures’ integrity and availability derived from court contests, among other factors. The authors recommend principles by which the United States and its allies can keep these measures sharp, nimble, and effective in countering adversaries and threats in the future. 

Authors

  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes a...

  • Zachary K. Goldman

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Zachary K. Goldman is an adjunct senior fellow with the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Mr. Goldman also serves as ...

  • Video
    • June 24, 2020
    The Pitch: A Competition of New Ideas

    On June 17, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted its premier event to elevate emerging and diverse voices in national security. Sixteen applicants made t...

    By Richard Fontaine, Michèle Flournoy, Michael J. Zak, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Shai Korman, Carrie Cordero, Kristine Lee, David Zikusoka & Cole Stevens

  • Video
    • June 17, 2020
    Richard Fontaine and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Discuss America and the Post-Pandemic World

    At the launch of the CNAS 2020 National Security Conference, CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine and Axios China Reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian discussed challenges and opportunities...

    By Richard Fontaine & Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

  • Commentary
    • World Politics Review
    • June 9, 2020
    An Overly Aggressive U.S. Approach to Hong Kong Risks Playing Into China’s Hands

    While China’s violations of the agreed-upon status quo regarding civil liberties and political autonomy in Hong Kong are worthy of a robust U.S. response, the administration s...

    By ​Neil Bhatiya & Eric Lorber

  • Congressional Testimony
    • June 4, 2020
    Hearing on the Crisis in Hong Kong: A Review of U.S. Policy Tools

    Submitted Written Testimony Chairman Crapo, Ranking Member Brown, Honorable Members of the Committee— It is an honor to be asked to testify to you today on an issue of critica...

    By Peter Harrell

View All Reports View All Articles & Multimedia