The Economic Statecraft Initiative
Housed within the GeoEconomics Center, the Economic Statecraft Initiative (ESI) publishes leading-edge research and analysis on sanctions and the use of economic power to achieve foreign policy objectives and protect national security interests. Coercive and positive economic statecraft measures are increasingly used by the United States, European Union, and their allies and partners to address global challenges.
ESI convenes public events and private roundtable discussions to explore challenges and opportunities, providing policymakers and the private sector with unbiased data-driven analysis and actionable recommendations to shape economic statecraft solutions to global challenges.
The Economic Statecraft Initiative resides within the GeoEconomics Center, a translation hub at the nexus of economics, finance, and foreign policy with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.
Research and Analysis
The economic statecraft landscape is becoming more complex as transatlantic partners increasingly leverage economic power to counter transnational threats. There is a growing need to understand how these tools are used, by whom, and when, as well as their intended and real impacts worldwide.
Econographics Oct 26, 2023
Global Sanctions Dashboard: How Iran evades sanctions and finances terrorist organizations like Hamas
By Kimberly Donovan, Maia Nikoladze, Ryan Murphy, and Yulia Bychkovska
Iran’s financing of Hamas and other terrorist organizations; UAE’s role in facilitating Iran and Russia sanctions evasion; lifting of UN sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program.
Econographics Dec 19, 2023
Three next steps for the EU’s approach to economic security
By Elmar Hellendoorn
The EU’s Strategy on Economic Security, published this summer, was the first official effort to present a more coherent view on the European policy approach at the intersection of economics and geopolitics. In the end, however, the EU’s approach to economic security can only be successful if it is tied to Europe’s long-term political objectives.
Econographics Oct 5, 2023
By the numbers: Here’s how turmoil in Congress could impact US aid to Ukraine
By Yulia Bychkovska and Charles Lichfield
The US aid to Ukraine can continue to flow for the next few weeks but the recent events make the outlook for US aid more difficult.
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