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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Geoeconomics and Economic Statecraft

In today’s global economy, the key distinction between the Cold War and the current rise of China as a peer competitor is critical. Whereas U.S. trade and investment with the Soviet Union was negligible, the United States and China find themselves in a highly interdependent and contentious relationship. IGCC’s research on geoeconomics and economic statecraft focuses on three highly interrelated elements of geoeconomic competition: the pursuit of industrial policy; the creation of new trading arrangements; and the changing landscape of investment.