November 9, 2018
| Amy Searight, Matthew P. Goodman, William Alan ReinschThere are some key reasons why we think the president’s absence matters. As Woody Allen said, “80 percent of success is showing up,” and nowhere is that more true than Southeast Asia, as CSIS experts Amy Searight, Matthew Goodman, William Reinsch write in their CQ piece.
The 2018 midterm elections results have implications for the Trump administration’s trade policy agenda, although some questions remain given the evolving and unconventional political dynamics surrounding the issue, as CSIS Scholl Chair examines in a new CQ piece.
October 23, 2018
| Jack CaporalThe growing frustration among WTO member states has triggered an effort to reform the organization—what U.S. ambassador to the WTO Dennis Shea termed “the Autumn of WTO reform,” as Jack Caporal from Scholl Chair and Dylan Gerstel from Simon Chair write in a joint CQ piece.
The Trump administration has formally notified Congress that it intends to negotiate trade agreements with the European Union, United Kingdom, and Japan. The Scholl Chair explores what the next steps for each party are and where the negotiations could lead.
Treasury’s decision not to label China as a currency manipulator in its latest semiannual currency report may reflect its aim to preserve the report’s credibility, as Stephanie Segal from CSIS Simon Chair writes in a new CQ piece.
Chances are you do not work in agriculture or in manufacturing. Nevertheless, when politicians and the media talk about trade, they almost always talk about industrial workers, farmers, and the U.S. trade deficit, as CSIS Scholl Chair writes in a new CQ piece.
September 28, 2018
| Jack CaporalIn his new CQ piece, Jack Caporal, associate fellow with the CSIS Scholl Chair, answers some key questions that remain from the recent U.S.-Japan trade talks agreement that was reached on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
Staring down economic disruption and the president potentially overstepping his use of congressionally delegated power, some lawmakers have introduced legislation to check the president’s trade authority.
The U.S.-Mexico announcement comes over a year after the renegotiation began and signals progress in the administration’s first substantive trade negotiation. What is the status of the NAFTA negotiations after this development and what’s worth watching?
August 10, 2018
| William Alan Reinsch, Jonathan RobisonTariffs are a source of government revenue, but nowhere near large enough to pay down the debt. After all, they will not come close to eliminating the federal budget deficit, which means they will not come close to paying down even one dollar of the national debt.