Geoeconomics and Strategy

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to undo the Iran Nuclear Deal hands leverage over to Iran, and reduces international confidence in the United States.

    • Op-Ed

    Ditching Iran Deal Is a Serious Mistake—by Any Measure

    Every one of the very real challenges Iran poses in the world would be made more difficult to manage if Iran were freed of the nuclear limits agreed in the JCPOA, and every one of them would be made more difficult if the United States isolates itself from its partners.

    • Op-Ed

    Closing the Taliban’s Office in Qatar Would Be a Historic Mistake

    U.S. and Afgani leaders have agreed to ask Qatar to close the Taliban's political commission office. This would be a mistake that would prevent further negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan. The office has previously proved its usefulness in a prisoner exchange.

    • Op-Ed

    Trump’s Iran Threats Risk a U.S. Break With Europe

    President Trump has the option to not certify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, breaking with European allies and signatories of the deal. If the United States chooses to re-impose sanctions, they will do so without international support, leaving empty sanctions against Iran.

    • Op-Ed

    Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Are Here to Stay—For Now

    Concern over ballistic missiles should not be the impetus for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. Ballistic missiles were intentionally left out of the deal because of the lack of international consensus.

    • Op-Ed

    Misusing U.S. Sanctions Will Sap Their Power

    The influence of U.S. sanctions derives from America’s central position in international finance—particularly its control over the invisible plumbing that allows money to move around the world.

    • Op-Ed

    The Uprising of the Global Middle Class

    Donald Trump and Brexit were only two visible manifestations spurred in part by the revolt of the middle classes in rich countries, and the furies of middle class in poor and middle-income countries are also boiling, with unpredictable consequences.

    • Paper

    Trump’s National Security Strategy: A New Brand of Mercantilism?

    Trump could either seek to enhance the United States’ position in the current international order or pursue U.S. interests defined in more narrow, neo-mercantile terms.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    On North Korea Policy, Iran Tensions, and Why Hillary Lost

    • Jake Sullivan
    • August 09, 2017
    • CBS This Morning

    Increased tensions between the United States and Iran over the last couple days, along with U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls to end the Iran Nuclear Deal, could put Iran on the same path as North Korea as an imminent threat potentially needing military consideration.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    On Brexit and U.S.-Europe Relations

    How will the election of Donald Trump as president and the recent British poll affect Brexit negotiations?

Carnegie Experts on
Geoeconomics and Strategy

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    Salman Ahmed
    Senior Fellow
    Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
    Salman Ahmed is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on the future of U.S. national security strategy and its role in promoting national economic interests.
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    Jarrett Blanc
    Senior Fellow
    Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
    Jarrett Blanc is a senior fellow in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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    Christopher Smart
    Senior Fellow
    Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
    Christopher Smart is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on the interaction of global financial markets and international economic policy.
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    Jake Sullivan
    Senior Fellow
    Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
    Jake Sullivan is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Geoeconomics and Strategy Program and a Martin R. Flug Visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School.
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    Ashley J. Tellis
    Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
    Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

About the Program

The Geoeconomics and Strategy Program seeks to promote and provoke collaboration and debate among experts in national security strategy, foreign policy, and international economic policy, in order to enhance understanding of: 1) the use of economic instruments to promote geopolitical goals; 2) the development of national security strategy and foreign policy to advance national economic interests and the stability of the global economy; and 3) the future of the international political and economic order.

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