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Princeton Project on National Security
Economics & National Security Working Group

This group considered two aspects of economics and national security. First, how the trend of increasing globalization, that is international economic integration driven by technology and decentralization, changes the security environment of the United States. This included the shifts in threats and vulnerabilities that globalization induces, as well as the impact on U.S. capabilities to project and sustain power. Second, how economic means and ends interact with more narrowly-defined security issues. Does breaking down the isolation from one another in which economics and national security policies are usually considered by policymakers lead to practical changes in policy? The working group report was released in September 2005.

Working Group Members

Adam S. Posen, Co-Chair

Daniel K. Tarullo, Co-Chair
Lael Brainard Richard N. Cooper
Daniel W. Drezner Kristen Forbes
Michael B. G. Froman Harold James
David Lipton Robert E. Litan
Bruce P. Mehlman Eric Melby
Andrew Moravcsik Steven Radelet
Stephen Roach Nancy E. Roman
Jennifer Young, Research Assistant  

Meeting Dates

March 8, 2005 - Washington DC

April 12, 2005 - New York, NY

May 25, 2005 - Washington DC

June 29, 2005 - New York, NY

Recommended Readings

"Striking a New Transatlantic Bargain" by Andrew Moravcsik. (Foreign Affairs, Jul/Aug 2003)

"Allies and Armaments" by Ethan B. Kapstein. (Survival, Summer 2002)

"Economics of Alliances: The Lessons for Collective Action" by Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley. (Journal of Economic Literature, September 2001)

"Arms Export Controls and Proliferation" by Paul Levine and Ron Smith. (Journal of Conflict Resolution, December 2000)

Mind the Gap: Promoting a Transatlantic Revolution in Military Affairs by David Gompert, Richard Kugler and Martin Libicki. (NDU Press, March 1999)

"The Arms Trade: Winners and Losers" by Paul Levine and Ron Smith. (Economic Policy, October 1997)

"China Rising: How the Asian Colossus is Changing Our World." (Foreign Policy Special Report, January/February 2005)

"Practical Engagement: Drawing a Fine Line for U.S. - China Trade" by Adam Segal. (The Washington Quarterly, Summer 2004

"China's Reaction to American Predominance" by Denny Roy. (Survival, Autumn 2003

"China and America: Trouble Ahead?" by Adam Ward. (Survival, Autumn 2003)

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