On Friday, June 24, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. the Strategy Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security released its fourth Atlantic Council Strategy Paper, “Shape, Steer, and Sustain: A US Strategy for the New Global Economic Order.”

“Shape, Steer, and Sustain,” written by Robert D. Hormats and featuring a foreword by Atlantic Council Chairman Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., argues that the United States should pursue a global economic strategy based on six pillars. These include forge regional partnerships, establish bilateral economic partnerships with pivotal countries, advance “urban statecraft,” promote entrepreneurship and innovation statesmanship, leverage the US energy boom, and expand and secure the Internet. While coordination among a wide range of national governments is vital to execute this strategy, Hormats highlights the need for a more dynamic approach for nonstate actors to best promote transparency, free competition, accountability, and opportunity across the globe.

The Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series is designed to enrich the public debate and build consensus on the great strategic challenges of our time, as well as to help shape strategic thinking in US and allied governments, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the global media.