"On June 14, Global Economic Statecraft Day, U.S. embassies around the world are hosting more than 160 events in more than 125 countries to encourage connections between American businesses and foreign markets. A clear understanding of economics and market forces informs the tools used to fight proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, from sanctions and security assistance to diplomacy. Whether targeting smugglers and front companies or designing border security programs or training our allies to respond in the event of an attack, our diplomats and development experts must understand the economic implications -- and opportunities -- associated with the policies they design and implement. Harnessing these forces advances nonproliferation efforts while allowing us to help create a constructive environment for secure international trade and a more level playing field for U.S. industry. Economic tools and economic thinking advance our strategic nonproliferation objectives and support America's economic renewal."
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