How Biden Could Use Trump’s Trade War Thumbscrews to Fight Climate Change
Fortunately for supporters of aggressive action on global emissions, Trump has demonstrated a highly effective way to circumvent the legislative process.
Why a Quiet Hajj Is Hurting Somalia
Somalia usually sells millions of animals to Saudi Arabia to feed pilgrims. This year, it has nowhere to send its goats.
To Avoid a Coronavirus Depression, the U.S. Can’t Afford to Alienate the World
America needs a cooperative global economy to dig itself out of the downturn. That will require deft economic diplomacy, not bluster and bullying.
Pompeo’s Strategy Depends on Beijing’s Own Paranoia
The U.S. secretary of state is raising the temperature with China to force decoupling.
How to Deglobalize
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians are calling for a rethinking of global supply chains. If they are serious, they’ll need to proceed carefully.
Trump Is Escalating the Trade Fight With Europe—and There’s No Easy Way Out
Not even a Biden victory would heal the wounds in the U.S.-EU relationship.
Trapped on the Wrong Side of the India-China Border
From a pandemic to geopolitics, for families and businesspeople caught by border closings, things are going from bad to worse.
López Obrador Goes to Washington to Play Nice With Trump
Once an anti-Trump firebrand, the Mexican president knows he needs his U.S. counterpart—and isn’t taking any chances on the November election.
Why a Trade War With China Is a Bad Idea for India
New Delhi risks responding to a deadly border skirmish by making its economy more insular. Few things would benefit Beijing more.
How Europe Fell Out of Love With China
EU officials speak increasingly of Beijing as a rival, not a partner. But unlike Trump, they don’t yet want a divorce.
The East Fails Iran
Tehran pinned its economic hopes on China, India, Japan, and South Korea. But those countries have largely left the country to ruin.
Why the U.S. Can’t Get Israel to Break Up With China
For most Israelis, the deals are enticing and the threat seems remote.
Europe Must Stand Up to China Before It’s Too Late
The EU must defend its values rather than caving to economic pressure from Beijing.
No-Deal Brexit Looks Likelier Than Ever After the Pandemic
The U.K. and EU still find themselves far apart on crucial issues—with time running out.
China Puts the Final Kibosh on Trump’s Trade Deal
By reportedly halting major agricultural purchases, Beijing makes it likely U.S.-China relations will dramatically worsen.
All Roads to a Better Trade Deal Lead Through the WTO
In Washington, efforts to withdraw from the trade body are gaining momentum. That would be a big mistake.
U.S. Effort to Depart WTO Gathers Momentum
Both political parties are demonizing the world trade body, but many experts warn that such a move could seriously set back U.S. power and prestige.
No, the Pandemic Will Not Bring Jobs Back From China
The Trump administration says manufacturing jobs are coming home. The facts tell another story.