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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.

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