Publication Articles

Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century: Implications for the Future of the Global Trade Regime

By Vinod K. Aggarwal and Andrew W. Reddie
๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ, 2021
This article introduces a special issue that examines the effects of strategic competition on the future of the global trade regime. We argue that traditional work in economics and the current set-up of global economic regimes ignores economic statecraft as a key element […]

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Taiwanโ€™s Trade Policies Strategies and Constraints

By Vinod K. Aggarwal
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ, 2021
Vinod K. Aggarwal examines Taiwanโ€™s efforts to diversify its trade policy away from China, particularly its focus on securing a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States.

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Global Political Economy

By Vinod K. Aggarwal and Cรฉdric Dupont
๐˜–๐˜น๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด
It is now commonplace to hear about the phenomenon of globalization. Much of the current analytical debate on globalization has its roots in the international political economy literature on interdependence of the early 1970s (Cooper 1972; Keohane and Nye 1977). At that time, political scientists began to identify the characteristics of the […]

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Toward a Bipolar Economic Order? U.S. Trade Strategy In The 21st Century

By Vinod K. Aggarwal
Presented at a conference titled โ€œJapanโ€™s Leadership in the Liberal International Orderโ€
Divining the eventual direction of U.S. trade policy might best be left to sorcerers, particularly with the dramatic uncertainty that has been created by the COVID-19 crisis. President Trump has […]

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Security of Supply: The Determinants of State Intervention in Emerging Technology Sectors

By Vinod K. Aggarwal and Andrew W. Reddie
๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜Ž๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, 2021
Scholars and policymakers have been increasingly concerned about technological competition between China and the United States over the past decade โ€“ made worse in recent months amid broader disagreements on global trade and the handling of […]

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Institutional Coordination in Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific

By Vinod K. Aggarwal and Melissa Carlson
Natural Hazards Review, 2021
According to the United Nations, between 1970 and 2016, natural disasters in East Asia have killed an average of 43,000 people per year (ESCAP 2018). This special collection, โ€œInstitutional Coordination in Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific,โ€ focuses on organizational responses to the frequent earthquakes […]

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Military Forces, Coercive Signals, and Disaster Response Effectiveness

By Melissa Carlson and Vinod K. Aggarwal
Natural Hazards Review, 2021
Why do governments deploy their armed forces to respond to certain foreign natural disasters but not others? What factors influence successful coordination between national and foreign militaries implementing disaster response activities once on the ground? We argue that when relief-sending […]

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The social management of complex uncertainty: Central Bank similarity and crisis liquidity swaps at the Federal Reserve

By Tim Marple
Review International Organization, 2021
During the global financial crisis, the Federal Reserve issued billions of dollars in liquidity swap agreements with foreign central banks, serving as a global lender of last resorts. Most studies of this event have analyzed the distribution […]

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Hypersonic missiles: Why the new โ€œarms raceโ€ is going nowhere fast

By Andrew Reddie
Speaking on December 24, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putinย markedย the deployment of Russiaโ€™s first nuclear-capable hypersonic missile system,ย noting, โ€œToday, we have a unique situation in our new and recent history. [Other countries] are trying to catch up with us. Not a single country possesses hypersonic […]

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Japanโ€™s Leadership in the Liberal International Order: Impact and Policy Opportunities for Partners

By Vinod K. Aggarwal & et al.
On January 24 and 25, 2020, a group of leading scholars and policy analysts from Canada, Japan, and the United States convened at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, under the aegis of the Centre for Japanese Research to explore the new phenomenon of Japanโ€™s leadership in the […]

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New Economic Statecraft: Industrial Policy in an Era of Strategic Competition

By Vinod K. Aggarwal and Andrew W. Reddie
๐˜๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด & ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด: ๐˜ˆ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข, ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 56, ๐˜•๐˜ฐ. 2 (๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ 2020)
The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy notes that the United States faces โ€œan increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and […]

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Digital Currency Wars? US-China Competition and Economic Statecraft

By Vinod K. Aggarwal and Tim Marple
๐˜Ž๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ. 15, ๐˜•๐˜ฐ. 4, ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ 2020
The importance of digital currencies is rising in a variety of economic relations across the world, ranging from basic payment systems such as Bitcoin to alternative central bank currencies. These new economic instruments are increasingly important flashpoints for global competition, with evidence […]

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