Trump’s Trade Woes Cloud His Re-Election Chances
The new NAFTA is going nowhere, China’s not budging, and farmers are going under.
EU Offers Up a Meager Workaround to U.S. Iran Sanctions
The new vehicle will do little to ease Iran’s economic pain, though it should help humanitarian trade.
Investing in Low-Wage Jobs Is the Wrong Way to Reduce Migration
Unless would-be migrants can build lives with dignity—which poorly paid, export-oriented jobs do not provide—they will continue to seek ways to move on.
Just How Much Is China’s Economy Slowing?
Beijing is preparing another massive stimulus, but the economy is visibly running out of steam.
No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington
The EU’s terms for talks could herald another trade setback for Trump.
Welcome to the World’s Least Ugly Economy
Despite inequality, debt, and a tariff war, the U.S. economy is still the strongest.
Snap Poll: What Experts Make of Trump’s Foreign Policy
International relations scholars evaluate two years of U.S. foreign policy.
One Belt, One Road, One Big Mistake
China’s signature foreign-policy project is a failure that the U.S. shouldn’t copy.
How Europe Could Blunt U.S. Iran Sanctions Without Washington Lifting A Finger
If the EU gives its special purpose vehicle for Iran trade a humanitarian focus, the Trump administration won’t be able to stop it without trampling longstanding U.S. exemptions.
Trump and Xi Park Trade War—For Now
But the U.S. president raises new uncertainties over the fate of the trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
The Pieces Are in Place for a Grand Bargain With China
Trade war is hurting everyone, but it has a geopolitical solution.
Xi and Trump Should Swallow Their Pride and Join the TPP
Joining the trade pact would force both sides to make much-needed changes.
China Is in Denial on Trade
With few good options for responding to a trade war, Xi is banking on simply outlasting Trump.
Will the Tories Sacrifice Theresa May to Survive?
Britain’s prime minister is fighting a three-front battle to save her Brexit deal. Most of the party claims to support her, but the prospect of losing power to Jeremy Corbyn might motivate Conservatives to replace their leader.
The Trade War Inside the Democratic Party
They've won the House, but can Democrats find a common front against Trump’s trade policy?
There’s No Plan B for Port Security
Privatization and automation have left global shipping fatally exposed.
U.S. to Allow Some Iranian Oil Sales—For Now
With sanctions kicking in Monday, the administration still aims for zero oil exports from Iran but wants to avoid spiking price of crude.
Two Eurocrats and Their Trans-Atlantic Quest to Woo Idaho
Ambassadors try to understand more about Trump’s America by seeing it for themselves.