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.
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.
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.
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.
How will the election of Donald Trump as president and the recent British poll affect Brexit negotiations?
Because the Indo-Pacific region promises to become the new center of gravity in global politics, its security problems intimately affect the safety, prosperity, and international position of the United States, as well as the wellbeing of its allies.
At a moment of uncertainty and unease in global politics and economics, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble will offer his thoughts on the future of Europe, the transatlantic partnership, and the global economy, as well as preview the priorities of the Germany G20 presidency.
Bilateral trade balances alone aren’t an accurate reflection of a country’s economic strength.
Russia faces bleak economic prospects for the next few years. It may be a case of managed decline in which the government appeases social and political demands by tapping the big reserves it accumulated during the boom years with oil and gas exports. But there is also a smaller possibility of a more serious economic breakdown or collapse.
China’s place in the East Asian production chain distorts trade data to make it seem like the country responsible for the U.S. trade deficit. This is not the case.
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.