The Leaders of the World’s Two Biggest Countries Meet—and Come Away With Little Progress
Flashy summits between Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi don’t achieve much because India has a weaker set of cards than China. To change the game, New Delhi needs to hew closer to Washington.
The Pretend Trade Deal
Both the United States and China want a bargain. But they’re fooling themselves if they think it’s happening.
Trade War Pause Leaves Few Happy
Mini-deal between the United States and China brings relief to farmers but offers no long-term solutions.
The Trade War Is Only Getting Worse
Any expectations that high-level U.S.-China talks this week could produce a grand bargain on trade have all but evaporated.
Trump’s Credibility With China Plummets
The U.S. president’s casual request for an investigation of the Bidens has Beijing saying no thanks—and largely ignoring his demands as trade talks look headed for a tough run.
Rumblings of Recession Get Louder
With U.S. manufacturing taking its worst hit since the Great Recession, signs of a global economic downturn are everywhere.
Trump Scores a Big Victory—on Stamps
The United States tries to level the playing field for postal services worldwide.
Now It’s Really ‘Do or Die’ for Boris Johnson
Following a high court ruling that his suspension of Parliament was unlawful, the lame-duck British prime minister will have to confront a hostile Commons.
Trump Can’t Decide What He Wants from China
Some of his policies point to deeper integration, some to decoupling. He’ll need to pick one—or fail at both.
Trump’s Economic Iron Curtain Against China
The president is signaling he wants to disassociate from Beijing more than he wants a deal. The impact could be incalculable.
The United States Will Miss China’s Money
The rattled stock market gets all the trade war attention, but it’s the sharp decline in China’s U.S. investments that should alarm Americans.
Capitol Hill Could Imperil Any New U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal
Despite Trump’s eagerness to help a post-Brexit Britain, plenty of obstacles stand in the way—and not just the usual suspects.
Don’t Blame Boris for the Brexit Backstop Impasse
Britain’s Conservatives and their Democratic Unionist Party allies aren’t the only obstacles to a deal. The EU and the Irish government are also being needlessly stubborn.
Japan Started a War It Wasn’t Ready to Fight
Tokyo picked a trade brawl with Seoul—but wasn't prepared for the inevitable blowback.
Currency War With China Dooms Trade Talks
Trump’s puzzling move to ratchet up tensions won’t work, experts say.
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.
What’s Trump’s Plan With the Latest Tariffs on China?
Frustrated by the slow pace of trade talks, the U.S. president threatened even more tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, rattling markets and sowing fears of slower growth.