Let’s hope the administration understands the limits of its high-risk tactics and is closely monitoring the potential for spillovers. Vulnerable economies may not be the only ones disciplined by financial markets.
August 13, 2018
| William Alan ReinschTrying to return to a world where everything is made domestically is unrealistic at best and disastrous at worst, and it will not produce the wage increases the president would like.
The new Administration seems to have accepted the legacy of the previous Administration by largely abandoning the civil side of each war. It is dealing with major insurgencies and civil war as if they were limited terrorist movements.
August 6, 2018
| William Alan ReinschToday’s pun is contained in the title, and it relates directly to the World Trade Organization’s future. Does it have one? What is it? If there’s a choice in the matter, how can we influence the outcome?
August 2, 2018
| Christopher SandsThis week, talks aimed at finishing a deal by the end of August begin, now that the July 1 Mexican elections are complete. But these talks are different: negotiators for the United States and Mexico are talking bilaterally, without the Canadians.
July 30, 2018
| Mark SobelWhile the fund may have helped maintain a semblance of macroeconomic stability, the IMF’s involvement, along with the World Bank and others, has surely not helped Pakistan break out of a low-growth trap.
July 30, 2018
| William Alan ReinschFor the last 18 months all Trump’s negotiations are brilliant successes, at least on the day they are announced. The only negotiation that is more or less finished is the one with Korea and there the president settled for some less-than-significant.
July 26, 2018
| Jonathan E. Hillman, Matthew P. GoodmanThe strategically located country on the Horn of Africa may gift control of the terminal to Chinese companies, which inaugurated a free trade zone in the same area earlier this month.
Not without cause, the furor over President Trump's meeting with Putin has focused on Russia. The fact remains, however, that the NATO Summit meeting and its aftermath may well have been equally, or more, destructive to the security interests of the U.S. and its allies. The...