William Alan Reinsch

Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business
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William Alan Reinsch

William Reinsch holds the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was a senior advisor at the law firm of Kelley, Drye & Warren and served for 15 years as president of the National Foreign Trade Council, which represents multinational companies on international trade and tax policy issues.  From 2001 to 2016, he concurrently served as a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, teaching a course in trade policy and politics. Reinsch also served as the under secretary of commerce for export administration during the Clinton administration. Prior to that, he spent 20 years on Capitol Hill, most of them as senior legislative assistant to the late senator John Heinz (R-PA) and subsequently to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). He holds a BA and an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies respectively. 

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Friendshoring the Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain

This latest CSIS report outlines the technical details behind the processing and refining stages of the lithium-ion battery supply chain, and how U.S. government policies are impacting friendshoring efforts in the sector.  

Report by William Alan Reinsch, Meredith Broadbent, Thibault Denamiel, and Elias Shammas — April 1, 2024

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Investment in China

Foreign direct investment in China has fallen to a 30-year low. Is this a trend or a blip, and what's causing it?

Commentary by William Alan Reinsch — April 8, 2024

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