William J. Casey 1913-1987
The William J. Casey Institute of the Center for Security Policy was formally launched on 13 March 1996 with the mission of exploring the nexus between international financial, energy, trade and technology flows and traditional U.S. national security policy concerns. The confluence of these matters was embodied in Bill Casey’s distinguished Wall Street and Washington careers, the latter of which included service as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Director the Central Intelligence Agency. In his capacity as CIA Director, in particular, Mr. Casey was at the forefront of constructing a more security-minded U.S. policy with regard to economic, financial and energy relations with potential adversaries like the former Soviet Union and China.
Within four years of its inception the Casey Institute had become an influential voice in the public policy community. This national stature has been achieved in no small measure thanks to the Institute’s former Chairman, Hon. Roger W. Robinson, Jr. Mr. Robinson’s background was ideally suited to establishing the Institute: During the Reagan Administration he served as Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council,
| Technological innovation, entrepreneurial drive, and the willingness to meet the competition head-on have traditionally been the hallmark of the American business spirit. And if we live up to this tradition, we need not worry about our ability to stand up to our adversaries. |
– William J. Casey
where he worked closely with Bill Casey in formulating the policies that helped destroy the Soviet Union. Prior to his government service, Mr. Robinson was a Vice President in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank with responsibility for the Bank’s loan portfolios in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe and Yugoslavia. Mr. Robinson continues to advise the Casey Institute and is currently President and CEO of RWR, Inc., a Washington DC-based consulting firm and Chairman of the Board of the Prague Institute for National Security.
In 2004 Mr. Robinson turned over operations of the Casey Institute to Mr. Chris Holton who continues the Institute’s legacy of insightful analysis on the use and the preservation of America’s economic power for national security means.
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