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The Impact of American Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery on the Global Economy

As the U.S. progresses with its fast-paced post-pandemic economic recovery agenda, it is vital that we continue to act not only in our best interests but recognize America's position as a global economic leader that has immense influence in shaping the world economy. Read more...

Event Recap: The Future of USMCA

The American Security Project hosted a public event on the future of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Distinguished guests Eric Farnsworth and Ed Gerwin joined us for a panel discussion of the USMCA and the implications of free trade on national security. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), provided introductory remarks before the panel. ASP COO Andrew Holland moderated the discussion.Read more...

Chinese Escalation in the South China Sea

In addition to increased aggression, the Chinese government has built several man-made military bases on top of arcs of shallow reef islands populated by tropical marine life in the South China Sea. Considering that the world has a over 5 trillion dollars invested in trade flow in the South China Sea, an increased military escalation could cause the regional powers to enter into a conflict that could potentially cost more than they bargain for.Read more...

Nation Branding in an Age of Tariffs

The damage caused by the recent wake of tariffs that the U.S. has imposed on its allies is putting America’s image in jeopardy, and contributing to an overall longer-term trend of declining image worldwide (in the most recent Anholt-GfK nation brand study, America’s rank dropped from 1st to 6th place). As such, the U.S. needs to carefully consider its nation branding strategy in order to prevent long-term damage to its diplomatic and trade relationsRead more...

Event Recap: Perspectives on a Trade War - The Trade and Investment Disputes between the U.S. and China

On May 15, the American Security Project hosted an event on the prospects of a trade war between the United States and China. The panel included Carolyn Bartholomew, Vice Chairman of the U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission, and Ivan Schlager, from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates and head of his firm’s CFIUS practice.Read more...

Brexit: The Road So Far

In June of 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum on whether to leave the European Union; with an affirmative decision, the British government began the process of withdrawing. Several months later, on March 30, 2017, Britain formally triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to initiate the two-year exit process, setting them on track for automatic departure on March 29, 2019. With negotiations on how to separate currently in full swing, it is an interesting time to revisit some of the surrounding issues to examine what has changed and what has become more pressing.Read more...

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