Trade & Economics

Trump, Bolsonaro, and the Future of US-Brazil Relations
Trump, Bolsonaro, and the Future of US-Brazil Relations

Jair Bolsonaro is well-known for a series of controversial and offensive statements, including homophobic, sexist, and racist insults. Yet he emerged victorious in Brazil’s presidential election with around 58 million votes. Can the US government work with such a leader?

What Can American Conservatives Republicans Learn from Canada? A Review of Stephen Harper’s Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in an Age of Disruption
What Can American Conservatives Learn from Canada? A Review of Stephen Harper’s Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in an Age of Disruption

In Right Here, Right Now, Stephen Harper, Canada’s former prime minister, explains how his Canadian conservatism bridges the gap between populism and the establishment.

The Dirty Sources of Clean Energy: A Case Study in Cheap Piety - Cobalt Mining - Democratic Republic of Congo
The Dirty Sources of Clean Energy: A Case Study of Cobalt in the Congo

While more and more governments and consumers are pushing for environmentally friendly cars, they are painfully ignorant that the elements necessary for the so-called “clean energy” of hybrid automobiles may very well have dirty sources.

Iran’s Economic Troubles Gives US Diplomatic Tool - Iran Economy
Iran’s Economic Troubles Gives US Diplomatic Tool

Sanctions and corruption have stunted Iran’s economic growth, and reforms will be difficult because of entrenched interests. This gives American policymakers a crucial diplomatic tool.

Trump’s Trade Tirades
Trump’s Trade Tirades

The economic case in favor of free trade remains as definitive and decisive today as it was when articulated by Adam Smith in 1776. But making an economic case is not enough. The moral and cultural case needs to be made as well.

Moving Beyond the G7: America’s Self-Inflicted Rejection of Allies
Moving Beyond the G7: America’s Self-Inflicted Rejection of Allies

Trump has a better chance of averting a trade war with China than with the G7.

Only a Matter of Time: Trump on Trade and the Temptation to Disrupt

This is an axiom, as true for foreign policy as it is for our faith. We may not be bound by history, but we are damned if we ignore it. The root of conservatism is the tendency to see value in traditions not as ends unto themselves but as visible reminders of the sacrifices of those who have gone before.

Saudi Arabia Needs Crown Prince Salman’s Reforms, but Risks Abound
Saudi Arabia Needs Reforms, but Risks Abound

Many have praised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms and say they represent the beginning of comprehensive reform within Saudi Arabia. But the monarchy’s stability is at risk.

Tariffs, Trade, and Trump
Tariffs, Trade, and Trump

For every job the Trump administration is trying to protect, over 40 jobs exist in industries that rely on aluminum or steel as a primary input.