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Marc Chandler on U.S. Trade Policy and China


Hosted by Sarwar Kashmeri, the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions podcast series will headline issues together with the leaders whose decisions today will mold the foreign policy of tomorrow. Each podcast will tackle a different Great Decisions topic in the 2014 series, a list of which can be found here. The Great Decisions podcasts can also be found on iTunes.

The idea behind U.S. economic statecraft is simple: Promote free markets and lock nations into a commercial embrace. If all goes well, the U.S. acquires new stable business partners while the world gets more democracies. But life is not so simple.

On this episode of the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions podcast series, Sarwar Kashmeri interviews Marc Chandler, Senior Vice President of Brown Brothers Harriman in New York City. Chandler discusses the commercialization of Asian countries—an effort led by China—and what it means for American statecraft.

Marc Chandler joined Brown Brothers Harriman in October 2005 as the Global Head of Currency Strategy. Previously he was the Chief Currency Strategist for HSBC Bank USA and Mellon Bank. A prolific writer and speaker, Chandler’s essays have been published in the Financial Times, Barron’s, Euromoney, Corporate Finance, and Foreign Affairs. Marc holds a Masters in American history from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught classes on International Political Economy at New York University since the early 1990s. In 2009, his first book, Making Sense of the Dollar, was published by Bloomberg Press.

Sarwar Kashmeri is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, and an Adjunct professor at Norwich University.