Both media and markets were roiled last week by the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei chief financial officer. This might be an important event, but it is too soon to panic or overinterpret, writes CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch in his weekly column.
The drama that is U.S.-China relations added a new episode in Buenos Aires this weekend. The outcome was in many ways anti-climactic, as the two sides reached the most limited of agreements, writes Scott Kennedy, deputy director of the CSIS Freeman Chair.
December 3, 2018
| William Alan ReinschThree things happened last weekend that deserve brief comment. First, the G20 produced a joint communique. Second, presidents Trump and Xi got through dinner without disaster, and third, Trump announced the formal withdrawal from NAFTA, writes CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch.
November 26, 2018
| William Alan ReinschOur political parties are realigning in what may well turn out to be a long-term structural change. In a way, both moves would be quintessentially American, as CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch writes in his weekly column.
Any evaluation must look both at the policy and its implementation. If the latter is flawed, then the merits of the policy end up being little more than a footnote, writes CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch in his latest column.
So, aside from isolated cases on both sides, the midterm election results were fairly conventional from a trade perspective. Some candidates talked about it; some did not, as CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch writes in his new commentary.
The lesson is not that China should refrain from developing NEVs or other advanced technologies, but that it needs to be much more attentive to market signals and carefully consider the ramifications for other economies.
It seems clear these days that in talking about the Internet, we are
obviously on divergent paths, with Americans focused on a free and open
Internet, and the Chinese and Europeans obsessed with security and
Despite welcome achievements over the past four years, due in no small part to the IMF’s role, Ukraine has not escaped its past and put itself on a strong and sustained upward track, as Mark Sobel from the Simon Chair writes in his commentary.
Last week’s Trade Guys podcast conversation with Christine Bliss, president of Coalition of Services Industries, began with what sounded like a softball question but was not: what are services anyway? as CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch writes in his commentary.
The announcement of new trade negotiations between the United States and Japan may seem like a compromise, but the narrow scope of the talks reveals that Japan isn’t giving up much, as CSIS Scholl Chair adjunct fellow Paul Nadeau writes...
Managed trade coming around again is an ominous development—not because it is always a mistake but because the current administration does not know where to stop, as CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch writes in a new commentary.