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A truck transports a shipping container at a port in Zhangjiagang, China, on Aug. 7. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trade War Has Claimed Its First Victim

Tariffs from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, and the EU may have damaged the WTO beyond repair.

Dollar and yuan notes are seen at a bank in Beijing on May 15, 2006. (China Photos/Getty Images)

China’s Dangerous Dollar Addiction

China pays for raw materials in greenbacks, but Trump’s trade war could soon dwindle its dollar reserves.

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet touches down at Gwangju Air Base in South Korea on Dec. 2, 2017. (Senior Airman Colby L. Hardin/U.S. Air Force/Getty)

Pentagon Accuses China of Dumping Products to Undermine U.S. Security

Study calls out Beijing for using underhanded trade practices that hurt the U.S. defense industry.

Two employees of Christie’s auction house maneuver the Lehman Brothers corporate logo before placing it in an auction on Sept. 24, 2010. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How the Tariff War Could Turn Into the Next Lehman

A decade on, we still don’t get the deeper interconnections in the global economic system—or how it could blow up again.

Counterfeit spirits are burned during a campaign to crack down on counterfeit goods Guiyang, China, on Jan. 25, 2011. (VCG/Getty Images)

Counterfeiters Will Win the Trade War

The clash between Washington and Beijing is hurting the fight against fake goods.

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China Is Cheating at a Rigged Game

The trade war is a sign of a global system gone badly wrong.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on March 22 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (C) and the overseas representatives of the China Development Forum applaud as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (front L) arrives for a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 21, 2016. (KENZABURO FUKUHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Smiles Won’t Get CEOs Far in China

Beijing sees business as politics, and multinationals need to adjust.

Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at a debate at Zofin Palace on May 22, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, and other leaders depart after posing for the group photo at the G7  summit on May 26, 2017 in Taormina, Italy.

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15:  U.S. President Donald Trump makes brief comments on a question about this morning's terror incident in London, in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump took brief questions after meeting with 11-year-old Frank Giaccio.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

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Economists Take Aim at Trump Trade Theory — Again

Top Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro said Monday trade deficits undermine national security, but economists disagree.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: President Donald Trump signs three executive actions in the Oval Office on January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The actions outline a reorganization of the National Security Council, implement a five year lobbying ban on administration officials and a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for a foreign country and calls on military leaders to present a report to the president in 30 days that outlines a strategy for defeating ISIS.  (Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 21:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests at a campaign rally on December 21, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The full-house event was repeatedly interrupted by protestors. Trump continues to lead the most polls in the race for the Republican nomination for president.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Turf War Before Trade War

Worrisome rumblings on trade have been emanating from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

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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.

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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.

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