For much of its history, America had little formal strategy for the Pacific. Only with the rise of China and the vital economic role of Asia can one envision a US grand strategy with the Indo-Pacific region at its core. Yet just when Asia has become central to US global strategy, Washington’s influence and power in the region have been significantly challenged. US policy makers must formulate an effective and comprehensive strategy toward Asia that preserves stability and protects American and allied interests while managing a growing strategic competition between Washington and Beijing and the threat of a nuclear-capable North Korea.
Drawing from a series of discussions convened by the Hoover Institution, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, this essay explores the challenges facing our coastal communities in a series of discussions designed to advance US resilience to climate change impacts, strengthen the sustainability and economic security of coastal infrastructure, and enhance national security.
featuring Scott W. Atlasvia United States Congress Joint Economic Committee
Friday, June 8, 2018
On Thursday, June 7, Scott Atlas testified before the Joint Economic Committee at a hearing titled "The Potential for Health Care Savings Accounts to Engage Patients and Bend the Health Care Cost Curve."
I am honored to be here alongside my Chairman, Ben Bernanke. Ben was the academic star whose remarkable leadership attributes emerged during our nation’s darkest days. And I was fortunate to be at Ben’s side, tasked with distilling market signals and leading a SWAT team of immensely talented, tireless Fed professionals.
On Thursday, April 26th, Victor Davis Hanson testified before the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Mass Migration in Europe: Assimilation Integration, and Security.
In this essay, Sanam Vakil assesses the four interconnected economic, regional, domestic, and nuclear deal challenges besetting Iran. These challenges have emerged due to renewed US pressure against Iran but also stem from Iran’s endemic factional tensions between pragmatists and conservatives and their ideological differences on how to best protect the Islamic Republic. Vakil also argues that the gravity of these challenges offers a unique opportunity to the Trump administration to move beyond its traditional containment policy toward a meaningful grand strategy to reduce US-Iranian tensions.
This is the manuscript of the Baffi Lecture that I delivered at Banca d’Italia in September 2017. I address the implications for financial-market liquidity of post-crisis capital and failureresolution rules for systemically important banks. I focus especially on over-the-counter (OTC) markets, which handle most of the world’s trade in bonds, repos, swaps, commodities, and foreign exchange.