Note to Biden: Forget Trade, the Real War With China Is Over Tech
Just like Trump, Biden is stuck in the last century if he believes globalization is about trade and rust-belt manufacturing jobs.
Meet the World’s Largest Free Trade Area
When it comes into effect, the African Continental Free Trade Area will remake African economies—and the world’s.
Trump’s Trade Wars Have Made Bad Agriculture Policies Worse
From suffering U.S. farmers to the pain inflicted on the developing world, everything about U.S. agriculture policy is dysfunctional. The next administration can do better.
No, Biden Will Not End Trade Wars
Biden has matched Trump’s rhetoric on trade soundbite for soundbite, and his economic plans are likely to make trade conflicts worse.
Trump Is Escalating the Trade Fight With Europe—and There’s No Easy Way Out
Not even a Biden victory would heal the wounds in the U.S.-EU relationship.
The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It
The outbreak has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists, and it is likely to have a long-term impact on the free movement of people and goods.
Trump’s Phase One Deal With China Misunderstands Global Trade
And it may create more losers than first meets the eye.
For some nations, trade and cooperation are becoming less attractive. But the world needs more coordination, not less.
Trump’s Real Trade War Is Being Waged on the WTO
By undermining the organization’s dispute resolution body, the administration is undoing decades of rules-based economic cooperation—to the United States’ own peril.
Trump Hired Robert Lighthizer to Win a Trade War. He Lost.
The Trump administration’s obsession with trade threats, tariffs, and bullying both allies and rivals into submission was based on an ambitious theory. It turned out to be a fallacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Build the Wall—To Keep Out the BMWs and Benzes
Trump’s threatened trade war against European cars would hurt America most.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?