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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Bejiing, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Shares are mostly higher in Asia with many world markets closed for Christmas holidays.

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Economic Battleground between China and the United Kingdom

| Jan. 06, 2020

The importance of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect suspension will depend on whether additional policy moves targeting large British firms will follow. These could be consequential, especially for the British financial sector.

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Broadcast Appearance - The Brookings Institution

The U.S. Needs Updated Sanctions Programs for an Era of Great Power Competition

| Oct. 14, 2019

In this episode of Dollar & SenseDavid Dollar is joined by Michael Greenwald, a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center who helped design sanctions programs at the U.S. Treasury, to discuss the effectiveness of these tools and why they need to be updated for an era of great power competition.

This March 10, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside PayPal's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Breaking the Buck: What Libra’s Demise Means for Central Banks

| Oct. 09, 2019

With Libra’s development, the debate over central bank digital currencies has been spurred by anxieties that regulators will be left behind by the rapid pace of private innovation. 

Stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Geoeconomic Superstorm Threatening the Globe’s Three Financial Hubs

| Sep. 30, 2019

While New York, London, and Hong Kong will continue to play outsized roles in international business, their current privileged status may be more precarious than it seems.

 In this June 10, 2019, file photo, a man walks past a money exchange shop decorated with different banknotes at Central, a business district of Hong Kong.

AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Financial Implications of Deploying Sanctions in Hong Kong

| Aug. 19, 2019

If a symbolic denouncement is indeed the goal, Magnitsky sanctions are likely the right tool, as they would send a powerful message of solidarity with protesters to both the Hong Kong and mainland authorities. 

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AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Consequences of Weaponizing the U.S. Dollar

| July 22, 2019

Should INSTEX itself be sanctioned, it would be a powerful signal to the rest of the world. In this scenario, critical dollar-denominated trade not currently facing sanctions, but at potential risk of being sanctioned in the future, could migrate to third party currencies, transferred through sanctions-resistant entities to an INSTEX-like body.