Counterstrategies to Economic Warfare

Restricting an adversary’s access to advanced microelectronics can be a key part of economic warfare. Courtesy of IM Imagery / Adobe Stock

The winner of the 2023 Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize maps out the dangers of weaponised economic interdependence and shares how to counter it.

As the world has grown increasingly interconnected across trade and information channels, states have weaponised these dependencies to coerce rivals and bring opponents to heel. Economic interdependence has become an increasingly popular geopolitical weapon in states’ arsenals as many capitals have attempted to exploit this tactic. Turner Ruggi seeks to provide a clear and original strategic framework that recognises the range of valid counterstrategies that players might adopt against economic coercion.

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