As the novel coronavirus spread from its Wuhan origin to Thailand and South Korea in late January of this year, global businesses were right to be worried — mining companies, hotel chains, retailers and airlines were among the first industry casualties of the virus, with investors beginning to exit China-sensitive sectors on the fear that a repeat of the 2003 SARS outbreak might hamper regional growth. With the world now fully in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has dwarfed the consequences of SARS, the economic costs of the virus are playing out in countless ways: skyrocketing unemployment, plunging revenues and a heavily interdependent global economy grinding to a halt amidst a virtual worldwide lockdown.
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Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the recent protests that have occurred across the country following the death of George Flyod in Minneapolis.

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The exponential increase in Covid-19 infections has triggered a number of federal and state emergency measures requiring shelter in place, banning large gatherings, and shuttering retail establishments and eat-in restaurant dining. Some are now objecting that these restrictions are crippling our national economy. They ask for an end date when these restrictions will be lifted. Building a national consensus now, based on scientific and prudential considerations, will allow for a smooth economic restart later.

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Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Secretary under George W. Bush, joins Andrea Mitchell to explain how the Trump administration can use the emergency powers in the Defense Production Act to facilitate the response to the coronavirus and get supplies to states and localities.

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Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Secretary under George W. Bush, joins Poppy Harlow on CNN's Newsroom to explain the Coronavirus response and its impacts on national security.

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Chad Sweet, The Chertoff Group CEO and former DHS Chief of Staff, joins Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman and Akiko Fujita to discuss how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus on The Ticker.

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Chad Sweet, Chertoff Group CEO and co-founder, joins CNBC's ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss the hit taken by the cruise industry.

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Since the U.S. declared India to be a “Major Defense Partner” in 2016, U.S-India defense ties have been widely trumpeted, but the reality of the relationship continues to trail far behind the rhetoric. The President’s upcoming trip to India on February 24th presents an excellent opportunity to confront and resolve the major sticking points that have bedeviled lower level officials. Ironically, the Trump administration’s sharply transactional approach may be just what is needed to achieve strategic ends.

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The United States (US) department of treasury has released new rules, governing investment into the US that Indian executives, especially in the technology, infrastructure and data sectors, ought to study carefully. The US is India’s largest trading partner, and over the last decade, Indian businesses have more than doubled their investment into the US, with foreign direct investment approaching $10 billion annually. This increased investment comes with an increased need for businesses to be sensitive to the unique regulations of both countries, especially when those laws reflect a major change in policy.

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If you are a technology company looking for capital and have some interested Chinese investors, you may want to broaden your sights.

On Jan. 13, the Treasury Department issued landmark regulations that will scrutinize foreign investments into critical technology firms—especially those from China. These rules will dramatically expand the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a U.S. interagency committee that considers the threat, vulnerability, and potential impact on national security of a foreign investment transaction.

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