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Latin America and the emerging ideological struggle of the 21st Century
Trade & Finance | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

During the first week of June 2018, I had the opportunity to give a talk at the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil. During the trip, a Brazilian reporter asked me about former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assertion, made during his February 2018 address at the University of Texas at Austin, that the United States is a better partner for Latin America over the long-term than the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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How Trump Can End the Family-Separation Mess and Still Win
U.S. | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The separation of families on the border is a punishment grossly disproportionate to the offense. The Border Patrol keeps children in cages while their parents, charged with immigration offenses, are held elsewhere. The pictures have drawn outrage, and appropriately so.

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Republicans, Don’t Let Trump Bully You on Tariffs
Politics | Thursday, June 14, 2018

For several months, President Trump has been vandalizing the global economy and subverting the rules of international trade with his wrecking ball of tariff indiscretions. Finally, someone in Congress is doing something to stop this menace. Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, introduced legislation on Wednesday that takes back some of the authority President Trump has been abusing under the guise of protecting national security.

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The Korean Crisis Can Only Get Worse
World | Friday, May 25, 2018

President Donald Trump shocked foreign policy professionals during his presidential campaign when he stated that he was willing to talk to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Earlier this year, he took up Kim’s surprise summit offer, resulting in the foreign policy shocker of the year.

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Trump’s Auto Tariffs Are an Attack on the Rule of Law
Manufacturing | Friday, May 25, 2018

The claim that imported automobiles might represent some sort of threat to U.S. national security hardly merits even a moment’s thought, much less a formal inquiry. To President Trump — who has requested his Commerce Department investigate precisely this question — the inquiry provides a distraction from his mounting legal woes and, perhaps, the opportunity to secure some leverage in the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations.

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The Coming Trade War?
Economy | Saturday, April 28, 2018

Donald Trump was not the first U.S. presidential candidate to blame foreigners and their trade practices for America’s real and imagined economic woes. That is a time-honored tradition of U.S. electoral politics. But Trump is the first president — at least since Congress began delegating parts of its trade policymaking authority to the executive branch a century ago — to actually believe that protectionism will make America great. That alone makes trade war likely. Add a heaping sense of nationalist grievance and trade war appears imminent.

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China and the United States Need a Free Trade Agreement
Trade & Finance | Monday, April 09, 2018

President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum was met with Chinese tariffs on U.S. products and agricultural goods. In turn, this has escalated with each country identifying additional barriers to trade. To prevent a damaging trade war, and for our mutual long-term benefit, the United States and China need to negotiate a free trade agreement.

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Pompeo and Changing U.S. Policy Toward China
U.S. | Thursday, March 22, 2018

As foreign policy is changing. With the selection of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, President Donald Trump appears to be taking charge of his foreign policy. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis remain counsels of caution on many issues, but the former’s tenure could be short, and the latter might choose to exit if his advice has increasingly less effect.

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Why President Trump's Steel Tariffs Are Dangerous
Labor | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Last week President Trump announced that he’ll impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Since the U.S. steel industry has suffered over the last few decades, this action might seem like a good idea — but is it? Here’s the reality. This action will punish American workers, invite retaliation — most likely against agricultural products from our Midwest — and harm U.S. exports.

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Cooler Heads Must Prevail in NAFTA Negotiations
World | Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations points out that as a result of The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) regional trade increased sharply over the treaty’s first two decades, “from roughly $290 billion in 1993 to more than $1.1 trillion in 2016. Cross-border investment has also surged, with U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) stock in Mexico increasing in that period from $15 billion to more than $100 billion.”

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From a Seller’s to a Buyer’s Market: Dynamic Changes Are Occurring in China’s Retail Sector James Sinclair
China Must Liberalize: Rule of Law Is Required that Assigns Responsibility to Individuals, Not State James A. Dorn
What Every Member of Congress Needs To Know: A Lesson in Economics, Global Trade and Protectionism Daniel Griswold
China’s Rise: Are U.S. Leaders Learning the Wrong Lessons? Daniel Ikenson
Shifting Manufacturing Trends and the Rise of “Backshoring” John Manzella
Beyond Exports: A Better Case for Free Trade Daniel Ikenson and Scott Lincicome
America’s Transportation Infrastructure Is in Need of Repair and Improvements John Manzella
A Free Trade Agreement with Korea Will Benefit Both Nations Doug Bandow
American Capitalism, Character and Constitution Ensure a Bright Tomorrow John Manzella
The Public is Routinely Misinformed about Trade Daniel Ikenson
Is Stimulus Spending Sending the Wrong Message? Larry Davidson
Why the “China Price” Will Not Skyrocket: Six Factors Robert Heilman
Is America Losing Its Competitive Edge in Manufacturing, Science and Technology? John Manzella
Exports Are Vital to the American Economy and Becoming Even More Important John Manzella
Sustaining China’s Economic Recovery: Domestic Consumption is Key David Hofmann
Grassroots Coalitions Are Finding Their Voice John Manzella
China Grows Faster, Higher, Stronger: It Would Be Foolish To Focus Only on China’s Flaws James A. Dorn
U.S. Small Businesses Are Thriving Internationally: Reducing Barriers To Trade and Investment Helps Daniel Griswold
Russia and the Elusive WTO John Manzella
U.S. Companies Bullish on S'pore and Rest of Asean James McConnell

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