Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Achieving a Balance between National Economy Benefits and National Security Interests

Travalini, Joanna Rubin | January 1, 2009

This Note addresses the transformation of foreign direct investment in the United States in light of heightened national security standards since the September 11, 2001 attacks and highlights the treatment of three cross- border deals that made U.S. government officials question the thoroughness of foreign investment review policies. Despite the enactment of stricter guidelines in the review of foreign investment transactions, Congress must reexamine the extent of its influence in the process to ensure the retention of open and consistent foreign investment policies in the United States while preserving the best interests of those within its borders.