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The Geopolitics of FDI: Can Weak States Deter Hegemons Using Foreign Investment?

Jim Krane

The Geopolitics of FDI: Can Weak States Deter Hegemons Using Foreign Investment?.

Energy fellow Jim Krane investigates the strategy of “security through investment,” in which states deliberately use foreign direct investment to balance against a regional hegemon.

This working paper is part of a series titled “The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Resource-Rich Regions.”