Counterfeiters Will Win the Trade War
The clash between Washington and Beijing is hurting the fight against fake goods.
You Live in Robert Lighthizer’s World Now
Trump might look like he's flailing on trade—but it's all going according to his trade czar's plan, which has been years in the making.
Smiles Won’t Get CEOs Far in China
Beijing sees business as politics, and multinationals need to adjust.
Trump Is Poised to Do Irreparable Harm to World Trade
Here’s what other countries can do to stop him.
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.
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns
With or without a trade war, Chinese foreign direct investment to the United States won’t stop tumbling anytime soon.
How Europe Can Block Trump
After Washington exits the Iran deal, U.S. secondary sanctions could harm European companies. EU leaders should retaliate by reviving a tool used successfully in the 1990s.
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.
Economists Take Aim at Trump Trade Theory — Again
Top Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro said Monday trade deficits undermine national security, but economists disagree.
Even Free Traders Think NAFTA Needs an Update
The trade deal is an “old house that needs some work done,” says one of its architects.
Trump’s New Trade Guru May Actually Be the Adult in the Room
Robert Lighthizer, a former Reagan trade official, may have the legal chops to win concessions from China without sparking a trade war.
Turf War Before Trade War
Worrisome rumblings on trade have been emanating from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.
In Donald Trump’s America, Both Consumers and Manufacturers Are Losers
Trump’s trade policies are meant to help down-market workers claw back some economic power. They’d do just the opposite.
U.S. and Global Markets Are In A Panic as New Year Begins
Bad news in China, North Korea, and low oil prices have world markets spooked as the year gets underway.