About the Expert
Jennifer M. Harris is senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to joining CFR, Harris was a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, where she was responsible for global markets, geoeconomic issues, and energy security. In that role, Harris was a lead architect of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s economic statecraft agenda. Before joining the State Department, Harris served on the U.S. National Intelligence Council staff, covering a range of economic and financial issues.
Her work has appeared in New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, and CNN among other outlets. A Truman and Rhodes scholar, she holds a BA from Wake Forest University, an MPhil from Oxford University, and a JD from Yale Law School. Harris is coauthor, with Robert D. Blackwill, of War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft.
Downsizing the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve will have economic and foreign policy consequences that have not been fully considered. U.S. foreign policy should prioritize the management of these consequences.
In War by Other Means, Robert Blackwill and Jennifer Harris show that geoeconomic warfare requires a new vision of U.S. statecraft.