A positive U.S. economic vision would help counter falling expectations. It would also push back against China’s attempts to fashion itself as a champion of global openness in the absence of U.S. leadership.
In the face of what could soon be another real crisis prompted by an escalating cycle of destructive protectionism, it is critical that others—whether in Buenos Aires, Brussels, or Tokyo—step up to fill the void.
100 years ago this month, the Spanish influenza ignited. It would ultimately kill 50 million and bypass armies, health defenses, and geographic barriers in the process. Within this dark chapter of history are important lessons for the world of 2018.
The CPTPP represents a significant step toward closer trade and investment linkages in the Asia-Pacific region and sets new, high standards for regional commerce. Its eventual ratificaction will likely yield positive and negative ramifications for U.S. economic interests.
After a year of eerie calm in U.S.-China trade relations, Washington and Beijing are bracing for impact. The Chinese authorities are finally showing signs of serious concern that U.S. action is imminent.
Beyond touting the economy’s upsurge, growling about China, and promising more “beautiful” infrastructure, it is unclear whether the president will tackle the other pressing economic issues facing the country.
This year’s meeting will be held between January 23 and 26 and has attracted extra attention with the attendance of Donald Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to attend Davos since 2000, and following on last year’s high-profile attendance by Chinese president...