U.S. Power and Foreign Trade

The United States has entered an era of geoeconomic competition, but may only be using half of its economic toolkit. Increasingly, U.S. policymakers rely on sanctions, tariffs, and other forms of coercive economic power. This series of short commentaries draws attention to a potent but neglected weapon in the U.S. economic arsenal. It examines how positive uses of trade policy can advance strategic objectives, from bolstering old alliances and forging new ones in strategic regions to competing with China and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This series is made possible by support from Atlas Network.