Clyde Prestowitz


Abe Slaps America’s Face

With his visit to the Yasukuni Shrine yesterday, Japan's Prime Minister Abe just slapped across the face all of Japan's neighbors and all of those ...


Does Globalization Mean War?

Do you remember the mantra of the Clinton era officials and commentators on globalization -- that free trade would make all nations rich, and that ...


Deficit of Trade Information (updated)

A while back, I chastised U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman for not meaning a word he said about trade policy. Now, in the wake of ...


The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Decline of American Hegemony

Just as events in Syria are demonstrating a huge shift in American foreign-policy doctrine in the Middle East, so are recent developments in the Asia-Pacific ...


That Old Time Religion

Yesterday afternoon, I attended one of those Washington meetings at which the Chatham House rules were in effect. Doubtless all of my readers know that ...



U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman  had a phone call on Monday with what his office called a "broad cross section of stakeholders" to review the ...


Thank Washington for Shale Gas and Oil

George Mitchell died last week. The obituaries rightly lauded him as the father of the shale gas and oil revolution. Yet, in their eagerness to ...


Stealth Currency Manipulation

There continues to be much talk of currency manipulation with China and Japan usually identified as the main culprits. While there is no doubt that ...


Pritzker’s Experience Is Irrelevant

When Penny Pritzker's nomination as secretary of commerce was recently approved by the U.S. Senate, President Barack Obama emphasized that she had had the experience ...


Real Money

Remember when the comment "give me that in real money" was clearly understood around the world to mean "give it to me in dollars"? Well, ...

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