Trade

The Greek port of Piraeus on Jan. 31, 2015. (Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Is China Buying Up Europe’s Ports?

State-owned port operators are the aggressive leading edge of Beijing’s massive Belt and Road project.

Canadian Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland speaks after the close of the sixth round of NAFTA meetings, Jan. 29, 2018. (Peter McCabe/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada and Mexico Prepare for Life After NAFTA

Canada and Mexico aren’t bending to U.S. demands, because they’ve got alternative trading partners.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on January 15, 2018.

Modi and Bibi Are Brothers in Arms

India and Israel won’t let ideology get in the way of booming bilateral trade.

A loaded cargo ship in Shanghai on Dec. 6, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)

Will Global Trade Survive 2018?

Under Trump, the international trade regime is at risk. This year could see it topple.

Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign event 
on September 6, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NeverTrump Doesn’t Owe Anyone an Apology

The president’s policy achievements can never make up for his destructive shamelessness.

The Shanghai skyline on Jan. 18, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Combatting Chinese Economic Coercion in the NSS

The Trump administration needs a robust plan to make sure America remains the world’s most powerful economy.

The Mexican, U.S., and Canadian flags in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sept. 24.
 (Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images)

America Needs NAFTA to Win

The U.S. economy has grown because of NAFTA. Scuttling it now would do grievous damage.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila on Nov. 13. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia Is Worried About America’s Ability to Lead

The West needs a strong, committed, engaged White House to hedge against China’s inexorable rise.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang talks to U.S. President Donald Trump at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang on Nov. 11. (Photo credit Jorge Silva/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Cozying Up to Trump Works

The rest of the world may not particularly like the U.S. president’s bluster, but playing to his ego is a pretty good strategy.

President Donald Trump talks during a joint press conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi on Nov. 12. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

The New TPP May Sink Trump’s Other Trade Dreams

Mexico and Canada now have an alternative to trade with the United States, giving them more leverage in contentious NAFTA talks.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 10. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Will Be Haunted by the Ghost of TPP

Throwing out a global trade deal has enormous ramifications in Asia.

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally.  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Can Congress Block Trump if He Pulls Out of NAFTA?

The president claims the decision is his to make. Lawmakers and legal scholars aren’t so sure.

A Chinese trader prepares goods headed to North Korea on Dec. 30, 2011. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Succeed in Business in North Korea

International sanctions can't compete against the ingenuity of North Korean entrepreneurs.

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