Weaponized Interdependence

The Economist on America’s War on Huawei

The US has made its stance toward Huawei clear. Europe, however, remains split about the possible…

NYTimes on U.K. Barring Huawei for 5G

“Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major…

Bloomberg on Mnuchin’s Fears that Sanctions Would Undercut U.S. Dollar

“Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin emerges as the chief opponent of the Trump administration’s increased reliance on…

Financial Times on China’s mission to reinvent the internet

China has suggested a radical change to the way the internet works to the UN. What…

Brookings on how the coronavirus will reveal vulnerabilities in global supply chains

“The coronavirus is rapidly spreading around the world, threatening to become a global pandemic. At the…

The Economist on how overuse of sanctions is endangering the dollar’s power

EVER SINCE the dollar cemented its role as the world’s dominant currency in the 1950s, it…

Martin Sandbu on dollar dominance in the FT

“What was discussed, however, was a particularly interesting contribution from Hyun Song Shin, head of research…

Wall Street Journal on US threat to seize Iraqi reserves

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US has threatened that it will block access to…

BBC World Service: Tim Harford on SWIFT and Weaponized Interdependence.

Tim Harford’s series, “50 Things That Made The World Economy,” discusses how the US has weaponized…

How the Pentagon is weaponizing procurement against China

Dimi Sevastopulo at the Financial Times. ““The Pentagon is going whole hog,” said one person familiar…