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The logo of Huawei is seen next to a Chinese flag in Shanghai on Oct. 1, 2014.

A Semiconducted Trade War

Reagan waged his own trade war against an Asian tech competitor. Here’s how it went—and what that means for Trump’s battle against Huawei.

Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference to urge Congress not to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership on June 3, 2015.

Democrats Won’t Win by Being Trump Lite on Trade

International trade isn’t the problem—it’s Republican trade policies that have empowered corporations while leaving American workers behind.

A loaded cargo ship sits in the Yangshan Deep-Water Port in China on Dec. 6, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)

The Dangers of Trade Orthodoxy

By shoving the very idea of trade tensions under the table, models undermine coherent discussion of how to handle them.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 26, 2017. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

India is Trump’s Next Target in the Trade War

Ending India’s preferential trade treatment won’t hurt economically—but it is politically dangerous.

A worker drives a finished Mercedes-Benz C-Class car through production in Bremen, Germany, on Jan. 24, 2017. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

Build the Wall—To Keep Out the BMWs and Benzes

Trump’s threatened trade war against European cars would hurt America most.

Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at a debate at Zofin Palace on May 22, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Nationalist Internationale Is Crumbling

Steve Bannon is trying to sell Trumpism to Eastern Europeans—but shared ideologies die hard when they run into economic and military realities.

A worker tests the quality of molten iron at a furnace in the production area of the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China on May 12, 2016.

Steeling for a Fight

Trump's threatened tariffs won't hurt China. They'll goad the EU to retaliate and could spark a global trade war that won't end well for anyone.

Robert Lighthizer, nominee for US Trade Representative, speaks at the Senate Finance Committee full hearing on the nomination of the U.S Trade Representative in Washington, DC March 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Tasos KATOPODIS        (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Trump Trade Pick, Clearing Way for NAFTA Overhaul

Robert Lighthizer, a former Reagan-era trade official, is seen as too protectionist by some key Republicans, who refused to back him.

Robert Lighthizer, nominee for US Trade Representative, speaks at the Senate Finance Committee full hearing on the nomination of the U.S Trade Representative in Washington, DC March 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Tasos KATOPODIS        (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Republican Opposition to Trump’s Trade Pick Underscores GOP Divide Over Free Trade

Robert Lighthizer’s support of protectionist policies doesn’t sit well with some key Senate Republicans.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - JULY 29: Daniel Scioli, Governor of Buenos Aires and Presidential pre-candidate, smiles during a conference about local government and development at Costa Salguero Centre on July 29, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Presidential candidate Daniel Scioli announced that in case he was elected president of Argentina next October 25th, he would create a Minister of Municipalities as former president Lula da Silva did on Brazil. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)

The Man Who Could Save Argentina’s Economy

Daniel Scioli is poised to take the nomination in this weekend's primary election. If he wins the presidency in October can he undo more than a decade of Kirchner damage?

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