A chief architect of modern financial warfare pulls back the curtain on the shadowy world where banks and Treasury tools are used to influence geopolitical outcomes
Over the past decade, America has been waging a new kind of war against the financial networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist groups, and criminal syndicates. In this book, Juan Zarate—who, along with a dedicated group of Treasury officials, designed and implemented this strategy and capability—takes readers behind the scenes to explain in unprecedented detail how this group redefined the Treasury's role, and used its unique powers, relationships, and reputation to apply financial pressure against America's enemies. This new brand of financial power leveraged the private sector and created an international financial environment in which the private sector's bottom line dovetailed directly with U.S. national security interests— with the goal of isolating rogues from the legitimate financial system. Treasury and its tools soon became critical in all the central geopolitical challenges facing the United States, including terrorism, proliferation, and regimes in North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Cuba.
There has been very little written about the unique story of the U.S.'s financial warfare campaigns. This book is the definitive account, by an unparalleled authority on the subject.
Juan C. Zarate is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the senior national security analyst for CBS News, and a visiting lecturer of law at Harvard Law School. Prior to that, he served as the deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism, and the first ever assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing and financial crimes. He appears frequently on CBS News programs, PBS's News Hour, NPR, CNN, and has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @JCZarate1.
Pub date: 09/10/13
Price: $29.99/34.50 Canada
6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Selling Territory: W
Rights: First Serial and Electronic rights: PublicAffairs
British Commonwealth, Translation, Audio, and Performance rights: Brockman, Inc