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EU Is Showing Its ‘Cracks’ Already as Boris Now Shows It the Whip on Trade Deal
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EU Is Showing Its ‘Cracks’ Already as Boris Now Shows It the Whip on Trade Deal
January 25, 2020

The threat of Britain leaving the EU with no ‘free trade deal’ in one year’s time as the only way to get a decent deal with Brussels is ringing true.

US Orders WTO to Shape Up or Else
September 2, 2018

The US is trying to reshape the world pursuing its own selfish interests. Pressure is the tool. Diplomacy cedes place to the policy of ultimatums.

US Orders WTO to Shape Up or Else
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Trump’s ‘Wars’ Bed-In; ‘Go Long’
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Trump’s ‘Wars’ Bed-In; ‘Go Long’
July 16, 2018

Real wars are like that. Easy to start, always promising quick, assured victory – and invariably they disappoint.

The G7 Summit in Canada Appears Doomed to Fail Even Before It Kicks Off
June 4, 2018

It’s hard to say if they will agree to make any declaration, but it’s easy to predict that fault lines, even invisible ones, will open up within the G7.

The G7 Summit in Canada Appears Doomed to Fail Even Before It Kicks Off
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‘The Biggest Player in the History of the World’
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‘The Biggest Player in the History of the World’
May 1, 2018

The world which Xi envisions is wholly incompatible with Washington’s priorities. Xi is not only more powerful than any predecessor other than Mao, he knows it, and intends to make his mark on world history.

Americans Will Pay the Price for Trump’s Toughened Approach with China
March 25, 2018

Instead of these more low-key approaches, however, President Trump—a veteran of the entertainment industry with a flair for the dramatic—has opted for a game plan designed to burnish his tough-on-trade credentials but which lacks an exit strategy. Trump’s stated belief that trade wars are easy to win may be quickly put to the test. So far this has all the makings of a quagmire. Let’s hope the president reconsiders before it’s too late.

Americans Will Pay the Price for Trump’s Toughened Approach with China
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What Trump Is Learning from His Presidency
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What Trump Is Learning from His Presidency
July 22, 2017

It is now clear that Donald Trump had never cared about public policy except to the extent it affected his own bottom line as a businessman, and that he’s only now starting, as the U.S. President, to think about ideology, and about public policy, and about what the functions of government are and what they ought to be, and how they can most efficiently be carried out in policy. He’s in a learning-mode, now, more than a doing-mode. So: what is he actually learning?..

China and the WTO: Toward the Fateful Date of Dec. 11, 2016
May 21, 2016

On May 10, Vytenis Andriukaitis, a member of the European Commission (EC), stated in his address to a European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg that «China is not a market economy, by any standards»…

China and the WTO: Toward the Fateful Date of Dec. 11, 2016
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