A Renewed Commitment to American Commercial Diplomacy

Author
Charles A. Ford
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Council of American Ambassadors
Abstract
The United States is the world’s leading exporter, the world’s leading importer, and the world’s primary source and destination of funds for foreign investment. Our position as the best place in the world to do business—the most reliable in which to buy, the most lucrative in which to sell, and the safest and surest in which to invest or to raise capital—is the cause, not an effect of American global leadership. Protecting and expanding the US role as the world’s supplier and customer of choice for goods, services, ideas, capital, and entrepreneurial energy should be a foreign policy objective second only to securing the homeland.”
Topic
International Relations, Diplomacy, International Political Economy, Geopolitics
Political Geography
America, Global Focus