How Trump May Finally Kill the WTO
By strangling the World Trade Organization’s appellate body, Washington is effectively hamstringing the trade organization’s ability to resolve disputes.
U.S.-Argentine Relations Can Survive Trump’s Tariff Threat
Since Alberto Fernández’s election, the U.S. president hadn’t antagonized the incoming leftist administration—until the announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week.
Bolsonaro Placed a Losing Bet on Trump
Monday’s announcement of U.S. tariffs on Brazilian steel and aluminum imports is yet one more reason China may be looking like a better partner.
Japan Regrets Trusting Trump on Trade
Trade negotiations have left Tokyo giving much and getting little.
U.S.-Europe Trade War Reerupts in London
As bad as tensions over NATO are, things could get even uglier over France’s new digital services tax.
China Bids to Lead World Agency Protecting Intellectual Property
“Why would you want to put the fox in charge of the henhouse?” says one American expert.
Bid to Revive Export-Import Bank Runs Aground
Despite the threat from China and other nations, Republicans still decry what they call “crony capitalism.”
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.
Climate Change Is Coming for Global Trade
As sea levels rise and storms become fiercer, container shipping could be in for major disruptions.
Does Trump Have a China Trade Deal Yet or What?
Sort of. If you can call it that. Pity about all the lost billions of dollars.
While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade
It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.
Trump Can’t Save Coal Country
With eight bankruptcies in the last year—the latest this week—coal is in deep trouble again, and that could spell trouble for Trump in 2020.
5 Takeaways From Mike Pence’s Hawkish China Speech
The vice president lays out a wide-ranging critique of China at a critical moment for trade talks.
Why Trump Still Can’t Get USMCA Through Congress
Ironically, the fight over impeachment could finally ease the way for NAFTA’s successor. But time is running out.
Economists on the Run
Paul Krugman and other mainstream trade experts are now admitting that they were wrong about globalization: It hurt American workers far more than they thought it would. Did America’s free market economists help put a protectionist demagogue in the White House?
It’s Trump’s World Now. What Do We Do About It?
How to fix U.S. democracy, populism, trade, and other pressing issues.
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.
Halkbank Indictment Turbocharges U.S.-Turkey Tensions
After a long, mysterious delay, the Trump administration finally targets the Turkish bank for helping Iran to evade U.S. sanctions. Don’t expect Ankara to cooperate.