China policy is the perfect test case for GeoEconomics. US and international responses to Beijing’s behavior are financial and regulatory in scope, catapulting technocratic processes to the forefront of national security deliberations like they never have been before. Scroll to read our experts unpack the details.

The GeoEconomics team is skeptical that a decoupling between China and the United States is possible, let alone desired. We also question warnings of a “Cold War 2.0,” because this presupposes both global bipolarity and self-sufficiency, when in fact the actions of our partners and Allies may end up mattering more than our own. From trade remedies to tax, from export controls to accounting standards and investment screening, and sanctions—always sanctions—this is new territory for many security practitioners. We have embarked on a bi-partisan policy experiment that has not yet defined its own terms of engagement. There is no landing pad, and election day won’t give any quick answers.

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