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As the United States and China seek to manage an increasingly tense relationship, both sides have turned to coercive economic statecraft as a core part of their broader foreig...
By Emily Kilcrease, Emily Jin & Rachel Ziemba
Sanctions by the Numbers: Spotlight on Cyber Sanctions
Cyberattacks pose a serious threat to U.S. national security and the integrity of the global commerce and financial system, especially when state-sponsored actors conduct and/...
By Jason Bartlett & Megan Ophel
Sanctions by the Numbers: Spotlight on Human Rights and Corruption
Over the past five years, the U.S. government has imposed an unprecedented number of human rights and corruption-related sanctions....
By Jason Bartlett & Megan Ophel
Sanctions by the Numbers: Spotlight on North Korea
The U.S. government has used a variety of coercive economic measures to combat the North Korean security threat....
By Jason Bartlett & Francis Shin
China’s Digital Currency
China is pushing aggressively to be a global leader in financial technology....
By Yaya J. Fanusie & Emily Jin
Sanctions by the Numbers: Spotlight on Russia
Russia is the second-most sanctioned state by the United States in the past decade, with 742 designations....
By Francis Shin
Sanctions by the Numbers: 2020 Year in Review
Sanctions designations remained high in 2020, with 777 designations compared to 785 in 2019....
By Sam Dorshimer & Francis Shin
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....
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Peter Harrell, Paula J. Dobriansky & Adam Szubin
Rethinking Export Controls: Unintended Consequences and the New Technological Landscape
The U.S. approach to export controls requires change....
By Martijn Rasser
Sanctions by the Numbers: Spotlight on China
The United States has significantly increased its sanctions designations on Chinese individuals, entities, and ships in 2020. While the United States has imposed sanctions on ...
By Francis Shin
Exposing the Financial Footprints of North Korea’s Hackers
How North Korea conducts intricate and sweeping cyberattacks against the United States and its allies to acquire funds to support its illicit nuclear proliferation efforts....
By Jason Bartlett
Financial Attacks on Democracy
The ease with which foreign intelligence agencies can exploit cryptocurrency to fund criminal activity should be a grave source of concern for proponents of democracy and free...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Jesse Spiro & Sam Dorshimer
A New Arsenal for Competition
Executive Summary The United States and China have long used coercive economic measures to advance both economic and foreign policy objectives. In recent years, however, both ...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Peter Harrell & Ashley Feng
Emerging Threats in Combating Proliferation Finance
The international community, led by the United States, needs to demonstrate a renewed sense of urgency in response to an evolving threat environment....
By Neil Bhatiya
Rising to the China Challenge
The United States and China are locked in strategic competition over the future of the Indo-Pacific—the most populous, dynamic, and consequential region in the world....
By Ely Ratner, Daniel Kliman, Susanna V. Blume, Rush Doshi, Chris Dougherty, Richard Fontaine, Peter Harrell, Martijn Rasser, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Eric Sayers, Daleep Singh, Paul Scharre, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Neil Bhatiya, Ashley Feng, Joshua Fitt, Megan Lamberth, Kristine Lee & Ainikki Riikonen
Strengthening the Economic Arsenal
Foreword By David S. Cohen Sanctions occupy a strange place in U.S. national security. For many years, they were derided as mostly ineffective. The received wisdom was that sa...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg & Jordan Tama
Financial Technology and National Security
The fast-growing financial technology industry is claiming an increasingly important role in the broader financial services domain, from payments to lending, clearing and sett...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Peter Harrell, Dr. Gary M. Shiffman & Sam Dorshimer
Maintaining America’s Coercive Economic Strength
Introduction U.S. foreign policy officials have embraced economic sanctions as a tool of choice for American foreign policy. Decisionmakers have deployed sanctions against str...
By Howard Berman, Paula J. Dobriansky, Sue E. Eckert, Kimberly Ann Elliot, David L. Goldwyn, Peter Harrell, Theodore Kassinger, George Lopez, Richard Nephew, Stephen Rademaker, Frederick Reynolds, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Daleep Singh, Julianne Smith, Adam Szubin, Juan Zarate & Rachel Ziemba
The Financing of WMD Proliferation
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is a critical threat facing the international community. Numerous United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) place b...
By Jonathan Brewer
Energy, Economic Growth, and U.S. National Security
Summary It has been nearly two years since Congress lifted the ban on the export of crude oil from the United States. In 2015, a Center for a New American Security (CNAS) repo...
By David Gordon, Divya P. Reddy, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya & Edoardo Saravalle