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.
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.
Here’s What a Progressive China Strategy Would Look Like
Trump’s trade war won’t put Washington on strong footing to compete with Beijing.
Congress Should Take Back Its Authority Over Tariffs
Legislators must reinsert themselves into the trade policymaking process.
Build the Wall—To Keep Out the BMWs and Benzes
Trump’s threatened trade war against European cars would hurt America most.
The Democratic Unionist Party Isn’t Bluffing on Brexit. It’s Being ‘Thran.’
The small Northern Irish party that props up the British government has a history of belligerence and brinkmanship. But ultimately it will blink.
The Lesson of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The last big American trade war was in 1930. It ended badly for everyone.
The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley
On the podcast: The United States’ last big trade war was in 1930. It did not end well.
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.