"Economic diplomacy" has acquired an increased prominence in the post Cold War era. U.S. national security policy no longer focuses primarily on the conventional notions relating to the use of force, arms control and arms proliferation, national defense, and superpower conflict. Rather, the increasing emphasis is on national economic power in a diffuse global economy. It is claimed that this policy focus constitutes a post-Cold War approach at dynamically connecting policies on domestic economic growth to international relations with foreign nations.
John Linarelli, International Trade Relations and the Separation of Powers Under the United States Constitution, 13 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 203 (1995).