TranscriptJan 19, 2022
Outbound investments may spell trouble for US national security. Can screening reduce the risk?
By Atlantic Council
The US government is aware of the ways that outbound investment flows to countries like China can harm national security. Can screening those investments help the United States boost its own protection?
EconographicsJan 10, 2022
Is the US going to screen outbound investment?
By Sarah Bauerle-Danzman
There is a growing consensus in Washington that the U.S. government needs more tools to prevent the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from using U.S. capital markets to amass military capabilities and control supply chain chokepoints.
Sarah Bauerle-Danzman is a nonresident senior fellow with the GeoEconomics Center’s Economic Statecraft Initiative. She is also an assistant professor of international studies at Indiana University Bloomington where she specializes in the political economy of international investment and finance. From 2019 to 2020, she was a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow, working in the US Department of State as a policy advisor and foreign investment security case analyst in the Office of Investment Affairs.
Bauerle-Danzman researches the ways domestic and multinational firms influence and adapt to investment regulation, the nexus of national security and foreign investment, and the ways that rules governing capital shape global networks of ownership and production. She has published widely in academic outlets including her book, Merging Interests: When Domestic Firms Shape FDI Policy.
In addition to her academic scholarship, Bauerle-Danzman is a Council on Foreign Relations term member, a senior advisor at Resolute Strategic Services, and a regular commentator on issues related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and geoeconomic competition. She completed her doctorate in political science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and received a BA with distinction from Villanova University.