Now that the BUILD Act is law, it is time to revisit why the legislation matters and what it implies for agencies such as OPIC and USAID as Daniel Runde and Romina Bandura from CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development writes in a new commentary.
In the absence of a clear U.S. policy, first lady Melania Trump’s travel last week renewed questions about U.S. priorities, programs, and funding in sub-Saharan Africa as Judd Devermont, CSIS Africa Program director, 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.
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.
September 19, 2018
| Victor Cha, Sue Mi Terry, Michael J. GreenThe third inter-Korean summit is taking place the week of eptember 18 to 20 in Pyongyang, North Korea. The two leaders, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea, signed the Pyongyang Joint Declaration on September 19, 2018.
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.
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.