Weaponized Interdependence

Jean Pisani-Ferry, former Director of Bruegel – “But as the political scientists Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman pointed out in a fascinating recent paper, a network structure provides considerable leverage to whoever controls its nodes.”

Digital networks also contribute to asymmetry. A few years ago, it was often assumed that the…

Daniel W. Drezner, The Washington Post – “I do not think I am exaggerating when I say that this will be the most important political economy article published this year. “

“I do not think I am exaggerating when I say that this will be the most…

Tyler Cowen – “The one concept most valuable for understanding the news today might be … weaponized interdependence.”

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J. Dana Stutter for Lawfare – “[The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence] is an approachable introduction to [weaponized interdependence] and thoroughly demonstrates its policy relevance; it will be valuable to both academics and policymakers.”

The new literature on weaponized interdependence and its key concepts of panopticon and chokepoint advantages provides…

François Heisbourg (former Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies) – “I can’t remember using the word “seminal” on Twitter before but it definitely applies to the Farrell+Newman piece, Weaponized Interdependence”

The Economist – “[It is tempting for] hardliners in Washington to “weaponise interdependence”, as Henry Farrell of George Washington University and Abraham Newman of Georgetown University put it in a recent influential paper.

The Economist (June 6 2019) writes about how: bottlenecks, and America’s direct or indirect sway over…

Tim Harford, Financial Times – “Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman have popularised the term “weaponised interdependence””

“Yet while a different president might act with more subtlety, the US seems unlikely to abandon…

Richard Byrne, The Wilson Quarterly., “”Weaponized Interdependence” … was the starter’s pistol for a fundamental reassessment of globalization’s impact on state power.”