December 3, 2018
| Stephanie Segal, Matthew P. GoodmanPresident Trump and President Xi agreed to a deal that can be best described as a ceasefire, but observers should not expect a quick resolution to issues that have built up over decades between the United States and China, as CSIS Simon Chair experts write in their CQ piece.
November 27, 2018
| Matthew P. GoodmanAt the annual APEC summit and events organized by ASEAN, Vice President Pence reinforced the impression that the United States views itself in a zero-sum economic competition with China in the Indo-Pacific region, as CSIS Simon Chair Matthew Goodman writes in a new CQ piece.
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.
Today, the United States fully re-imposed sanctions on Iran that had been lifted or waived under the JCPOA. The immediate impacts of sanctions on the Iranian economy are apparent–oil production and GDP growth are collapsing.
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.
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.
The addition of a chapter on macroeconomic and exchange rate policies in USMCA could serve as a precedent for future U.S. trade agreements with other trading partners as Stephanie Segal, Simon Chair deputy director and senior fellow, writes in a new CQ piece.
Emerging market (EM) economies have recently come under pressure from international investors, with many EM currencies—including the Turkish lira and Argentine peso—sharply depreciating against the dollar and prices on EM financial assets experiencing steep declines.
The Trump administration has responded to China’s apparent Section 301 violations by imposing new tariffs, restricting Chinese investment in technologies, and launching a WTO case. China will almost certainly retaliate.