A superb lecture by Robert Zolellick, ex chief of World Bank.
He connects economics with security and super titbits from history:
Tonight, I will seek to connect economics and security. In doing so, I will draw on an earlier American foreign policy tradition to offer a revision to the standard post-World War II history.
The connection between economics and security is usually assumed, not analyzed. After examining the origins of America’s foreign economic and security policy, I will describe three phases of the post-World War II international economy and a new, fourth phase, which is just taking shape. I will suggest that the earlier experience—rather than being retired as antiquated—points toward economic fundamentals that are essential to future security in this new era. We need to look “Back to the Future.”
No time to discuss. But is a good read..