The Great Decoupling
Washington is pressing for a post-pandemic decoupling from China. But the last big economic split brought on two world wars and a depression. What’s in store this time?
Globalization Will Look Very Different After the Coronavirus Pandemic
New barriers are going up at breathtaking speed. The pandemic will accelerate not the demise of globalization but its transformation.
The Year of the Trade Truce
In 2019, Trump won a “phase one” deal with China. In 2020, Beijing may have to give him more.
Modi Was Right. India Isn’t Ready for Free Trade.
Until the country can address its own economic problems, agreements like the RCEP may do more harm than good.
Why Trade Wars Are Inevitable
Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.
Why Economists Hate Tariffs
On the podcast: How the Smoot-Hawley Act of 1930 embroiled the U.S. in a trade war and prolonged the Great Depression.
A Cold War Is Coming, and It Isn’t China’s Fault
Why Washington should stop treating Beijing like an adversary.
Counterfeiters Will Win the Trade War
The clash between Washington and Beijing is hurting the fight against fake goods.
Trump Is Losing His Own 3D Chess Game
Trade is a complex global system. The White House has misidentified the problem—and created much bigger ones.
Smiles Won’t Get CEOs Far in China
Beijing sees business as politics, and multinationals need to adjust.
Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Could Leave U.S. Defense Industry Behind
Fallout from Trump’s moves on trade and foreign relations was evident at a major international air show.
Trump’s Views on Trade Aren’t a Passing Fad
The United States and Europe must find a synthesis between the free trading dogmas of yesterday and the nationalist impulses of today.
Unpacking Trump’s ‘Alternative Facts’ on NAFTA
Mischaracterizations, bad math, and outright falsehoods are imperiling the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal — and endangering hundreds of thousands of American jobs.
Trump’s Renegotiation of NAFTA Could Skunk Your Corona
Trouble brews for Mexican beer as uncertainty over trade policies threatens U.S. exports of two key ingredients
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.
Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are a Surefire Way to Hurt the Rust Belt
Tariffs would raise costs for steel-consuming industries, potentially killing a "massive amount of jobs."
Trump Takes Aim at NAFTA Once Again
With reported plans to pull out of the trade pact, the administration seeks to ratchet up pressure on Canada and Mexico.
Japan Wants to Revive the Trans Pacific Partnership Even Without the U.S.
Here's the thinking behind the decision.