Policymakers need to explore ways to make U.S. foreign policy work better for America’s middle class, even if their economic fortunes depend largely on domestic factors and policies.
As Washington waits to see what Beijing has to offer and Beijing waits to see what Washington wants, a prolonged stalemate is a more likely outcome.
When the new Congress is sworn in on January 3, 2019, President Trump will, for the first time, be confronted with an enabled political opposition with powerful tools.
While Democrats are rightly focused on health care and pocketbook issues, they should also assert themselves on national security.
Reimposed U.S. sanctions on Iran are short on details and risk leaving U.S. partners uncertain about Washington’s intentions.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had its annual plenary meeting last week in Paris, where it grappled with hard cases, like Pakistan. FATF’s blacklist for nations that do not uphold its standards can effectively cut them off from the international financial system.
Early next month, the U.S. will re-impose sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the Iran nuclear deal. China’s largest oil refiners may also stop importing Iranian oil in November, which will effect Iran’s economy.
The United States, which currently holds the Financial Action Task Force presidency and wants to impose “unprecedented financial pressure” on Iran, almost certainly opposed the 2019 extension.
Jamal Khashoggi’s murder demands a meaningful response from the United States. Washington has a responsibility to stand up for U.S. residents and for the free press.
Venezuelans’ best hope is to ensure that the flickering embers of protest and social dissent are not extinguished and that resistance to dictatorship is sustained.
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.