Europe Is the New Front in Trump’s Trade War
Savoring his partial China deal and passage of the new NAFTA, the U.S. president turns his sights on America’s closest allies. But he may have less success there.
NAFTA’s Replacement Gives Labor Some Shelter From Globalization’s Storms
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sets new standards for workers — but can’t stand alone.
For some nations, trade and cooperation are becoming less attractive. But the world needs more coordination, not less.
5 Takeaways From Trump’s New China Trade Pact
The agreement may help him get reelected, but it’s only a truce, not a free trade deal.
Americans Are Investing More in China—and They Don’t Even Know It
A modest trade deal can’t mask major problems between Washington and Beijing. But despite those tensions, Americans are unwittingly increasing their exposure to Chinese stocks and bonds.
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 Global Economy 2020: A Positive Outlook Shadowed by China, Debt, and Trade Tensions
Experts expect growth to rebound, but many of their projections are built on shaky foundations.
The Year of the Trade Truce
In 2019, Trump won a “phase one” deal with China. In 2020, Beijing may have to give him more.
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.
Triumphant Boris Johnson Bucks Pressure to Draw Out Brexit
But by rushing to meet his December 2020 deadline, the British prime minister makes it that much harder to get a good deal.
Green Deal, Greener World
Unlike the U.S. Democrats’ Green New Deal, the European Union’s version is technically feasible. Because of that, it could do much more to pave the way for future environmental gains.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three Takeaways From the Would-Be U.S.-China Trade Deal
At least the United States will avoid more tariffs, but if the deal actually happens it will skirt the real issues and have little to do with Trump’s campaign promises.
Democrats Give Trump a Trade Victory—Even as They Impeach Him
Eager to be seen as doing more than taking down the president, Speaker Pelosi readies a “yes” vote on USMCA.
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.