The Energy, Economics, and Security program explores the changing global marketplace and implications for U.S. national security and foreign policy. In a highly interconnected global financial and trade system, leaders must increasingly leverage economic and financial assets to defend and promote U.S. national interests. The Energy, Economics, and Security program develops practical strategies to help decision-makers understand, anticipate, and respond to these developments.
ReportsMaintaining 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
ReportsFinancial Networks of Mass Destruction
Read an abbreviated summary of this report with recommendations for Congress.Key Takeaways The lack of effective and universal financial controls to prevent weapons of mass de...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya, Claire Groden & Ashley Feng
ReportsEconomic Dominance, Financial Technology, and the Future of U.S. Economic Coercion
Coercive economic measures have been a longstanding tool of American foreign policy, dating back to the early 19th century. But since the end of the Cold War, coercive economi...
By Peter Harrell & Elizabeth Rosenberg