Major geoeconomic issues like Brexit, the pandemic, and the advent of blockchain digital currencies have impacted more than just U.S. economic policy. They have caused shockwaves across the world affecting foreign trade, foreign policy, and even international sporting competitions like the Olympics. How have these events shifted foreign investment and global economic trends? How will they impact U.S. relations with its allies and strategic competitors alike? In this month’s installment of the Main Line Briefings, FPRI’s John Nagl will be joined by Army War College professor Mark Duckenfield to talk about the importance of geoeconomics and consider what effect recent events will have on the future of U.S. Foreign Policy.
FPRI’s Main Line Briefings are a series of discussions on global affairs and national security hosted by Dr. John Nagl, the ninth Head of the Haverford School. Dr. Nagl is a Senior Fellow with FPRI’s National Security Program and a member of FPRI’s Board of Advisors. A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, Nagl was part of the writing team that produced the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual. In this series, Dr. Nagl will draw on FPRI’s vast network of scholars and outside experts to highlight their voices and insight on world affairs, global engagement, and foreign policy. This series is co-Chaired by James Gately, John Piasecki, and Eileen Rosenau.
Professor Mark E. Duckenfield has been Chairman of the Department of National Security and Strategy (DNSS) at the US Army War College since October 2015. Prior to joining the USAWC, he taught at the Air War College (2009-2015), the London School of Economics (2004-2009), and University College London (2000-2004). He has written numerous academic articles on gold, financial crises, and international political economy and is the author of the book Business and the Euro (Palgrave, 2006). He also served as editor/general editor of the volumes A Monetary History of Gold (Pickering&Chatto, 2004); The History of Financial Disasters, 1763-1995 (Pickering&Chatto, 2006); and Battles over Free Trade: Anglo-American Experiences with International Trade, 1776-2006 (Pickering&Chatto, 2008). More recently, his research has focused on the economics of national security with articles in the journals Strategic Studies Quarterly and Baltic Security and Defense Review.