The Role of Financial Power in National Security

The Role of Financial Power in National Security

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from John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture and The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture

Experts discuss the recent history and evolution of the U.S. government's use of financial power and influence in national security.

The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 2002 in memory of John B. Hurford, an enthusiastic and devoted member of the Council on Foreign Relations. This series features individuals who represent critical new thinking in international affairs and foreign policy.

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