Roger W. Robinson Jr.
Frm Sr. Director, NSC; Frm Chairman U.S.-China Economic & Security Commission
Commissioner for Capital Markets
Keith Krach is a dynamic, visionary force of nature who is dedicated to the transformation of U.S. technology and financial competitiveness globally, while advancing national security-mindedness, particularly vis a vis our leading adversaries. It's an honor to join him in forging a pivotal role for the Institute in this much-needed, historic undertaking.
Roger W. Robinson, Jr. is Chairman and Co-Founder of the Prague Security Studies Institute in the Czech Republic and Executive Director of PSSI Washington Inc. He was formerly Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the Reagan National Security Council, where he was the architect of the secret economic and financial strategy for the take-down of the Soviet Union. He later served as Chairman of the Congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission for the bulk of 2001-2006. Prior to his government service, Mr. Robinson was a Vice President in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank with responsibility for Chase’s loan portfolios in the USSR, Central/Eastern Europe and Yugoslavia. He also served as a personal staff assistant to then-Chase Chairman David Rockefeller for some three years. Mr. Robinson is currently President & CEO of RWR Advisory Group, a data services, research and risk management firm that specializes in assessing Chinese and Russian risk factors, particularly with regard to their presence in the U.S. capital markets.
Capital Market Commissioner Roger Robinson speaks with Krach Institute’s Thuy Vu to discuss how finance has come to the forefront of the fight against techno-authoritarianism and how the U.S. can apply lessons learned from the Cold War to win.
Global Tech Security Insights with Roger Robinson Jr.
Roger Robinson, the Global Tech Security Commissioner for Capital Markets, talks with the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy about his role as the architect of the economic strategy deployed to take down the Soviet Union and how it is relevant today when confronting modern techno-authoritarian threats. The first of its kind, the position of Capital Markets Commissioner represents a shift in how leaders must think about competition with China. As Robinson points out, the United States dominates the world’s financial domain- it simply has not been leveraged.