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.
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.
With a new bill that expands sanctions on Russia circulating within Congress, Cyrus Newlin and Jeffrey Mankoff of CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program examine the record of existing U.S. sanctions against Russia—and risks associated with their overuse.
How Pakistan decides to handle its debt crisis could provide insight into how the U.S., IMF, and China will resolve development issues in the future, as Ambassador Richard Olson and Project on Prosperity and Development director Daniel Runde write in their commentary.
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.
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.
October 4, 2018
| Michael A. MateraSerious runs on the Argentine peso over the last six months have been responded to with a sizeable IMF financial arrangement that was first signed in June 2018 and revised in late-September as CSIS Americas Program Director Michael Matera writes in a new commentary.
With the agreed USMCA along with an apparent truce with Europe may allow the Trump administration to turn more of its focus to its growing trade dispute with China, some questions still linger as CSIS expert Jack Caporal writes in a new CQ.