With Emergency Declaration, Trump Sticks by His Populist Persona
Trump will continue targeting immigrants, while the Democrats will target the rich. Success in 2020 will depend on the messaging.
Mexico Isn’t Helping Refugees. It’s Depriving Them of Their Rights.
The humanitarian visas offered to migrants don’t allow them to work, study, or receive benefits while letting the Mexican government duck its responsibilities under international law.
Trump’s Trade Woes Cloud His Re-Election Chances
The new NAFTA is going nowhere, China’s not budging, and farmers are going under.
No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington
The EU’s terms for talks could herald another trade setback for Trump.
Will Pelosi Be the First to Out-Bully Trump?
Their clash over the wall represents two irreconcilable views of America—portending no end to the shutdown.
Trump and Xi Park Trade War—For Now
But the U.S. president raises new uncertainties over the fate of the trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
How Will AMLO Govern Mexico?
Mexico’s new president promises to fight corruption and inequality, but critics worry he’ll be the country’s Hugo Chávez.
Mexico’s War on Drugs Failed
Proposals to legalize opium production could still beat the cartels—but only if poppy farmers are part of the process.
Will Trump Hit Pause on the Trade War With China?
Under mounting pressure, the U.S. president needs a win at G-20 summit.
How to Respond to Chinese Investment in Latin America
The United States can compete without making things worse.
Both Sides Are Overselling Trump’s Troop Deployment to the Border
The active-duty troops will mostly be putting up razor wire and moving border police.
Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics
A potential return to resource nationalism could set both countries back.
Is Trump Mainly Rebranding NAFTA?
The economic impact—and political future—of the '94 trade deal's successor is utterly unclear.
The Lesson of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The last big American trade war was in 1930. It ended badly for everyone.
U.S. to Canada: Deal or No Deal?
As the deadline looms, here’s how the complicated NAFTA talks could play out.
Will Trump’s New Mexico Deal Save NAFTA—or Kill It?
The agreement that purports to replace NAFTA does not include Canada for now.
Mexico Can’t Handle Your Tired, Poor, and Huddled Masses
Ever since Donald Trump's election, America's southern neighbor has become a growing destination for migrants—and the country is already buckling under the strain.