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.
Europe’s Green Deal Could Open a New Front in the Trade War
Economic tensions with China may be soothed, but in 2020, Trump will have other trade concerns to worry about.
The World Didn’t Change Much in 2019. That’s Bad News for 2020.
Several important events occurred this year, but few did anything to significantly alter global trends.
The U.S.-Chinese Trade War Just Entered Phase 2
Its next chapter will be fought through export and import controls, investment restrictions, and sanctions—and the United States should prepare itself now.
Trade War and Peace
With the new China deal, Trump may see 2020 as the year he’ll win the United States’ trade wars. Instead, they’ll likely spin further out of his control.
Trump Turns Global Trade Upside Down
With precious few victories to show for it, Washington keeps starting new trade wars.
The U.S. Trade War Has Caught Beijing’s Attention. Now Washington Needs a Longer-Term Plan.
The United States needs to build global alliances while demarcating clear areas of trust and competition with China.
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.
The Pretend Trade Deal
Both the United States and China want a bargain. But they’re fooling themselves if they think it’s happening.
Are China and the West Headed for a Cold War in the Skies?
As the U.S.-China trade war heats up, Beijing and Moscow could ditch Boeing and Airbus and make their own planes together—but it won’t be good news for passengers or airlines.
Our Top Weekend Reads
A crisis unfolds in Kashmir, the U.S.-China trade war escalates (again), and the United States grapples with back-to-back mass shootings.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The U.S.-China trade war reignites, the Fed takes bold action, and a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty comes to an end.
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.
2 Charts That Show How China Is Pulling Out of the United States
Beijing’s annual investments have plummeted from a 2016 peak to an eight-year low in 2018.
Japan’s Trade War Is as Futile as Trump’s
Tokyo’s temper tantrum over history is mostly hurting itself.
China Is Bluffing in the Trade War
Chinese leaders say they can effectively retaliate against Trump’s tariffs. They’re wrong.
The Fed Is Trump’s Secret Ally in the Trade War
By lowering interest rates, the body is cushioning the blow of tariffs and convincing the president that they are working.