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A nation must think before it acts.
American economic statecraft rose to new geopolitical prominence with reevaluations of international trade agreements and tariffs. State-backed industrial espionage remains understudied in its relation to great power competition, despite its ongoing impact on the American economy and security. This article explores a controversial institutional strategy for countering state-backed industrial espionage in a manner that is compatible with the free-enterprise model of American business.