The CSIS Trade Commission on Affirming American Leadership is focused on developing a positive trade agenda for the United States. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has wielded its unmatched economic strength with strong policy leadership as tools of international influence and American grand strategy. The United States has built global institutions, showcased the virtues of core American values, and spread peace and prosperity around the world. Today, nearly 20 years into the twenty-first century, the world is being reshaped by accelerating technological advances and geopolitical shifts. At home, the United States faces growing economic inequality and rapidly changing workforce needs. Abroad, economic competitors are growing into rivals, threatening American economic leadership on the world stage. These developments create challenges to U.S. economic leadership with roots at home and abroad. CSIS has convened this high-level commission to examine these challenges and offer recommendations to cement American trade leadership in the twenty-first century.
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