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?
W. Alejandro SanchezNovember 20, 2018
Mexico’s newly elected president, AMLO, has promised to regenerate the country with his fight against corruption
Abigail LiebingJuly 5, 2018
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.
Jordan J. BallorJune 20, 2018
Trump has a better chance of averting a trade war with China than with the G7.
Joshua W. WalkerJune 12, 2018
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.
Peter FrankMarch 5, 2018
The sixth round of talks to update the NAFTA will begin later this month in Canada. But Canadian officials are increasingly concerned that President Trump will announce the United States will unilaterally withdraw—either as a negotiation tactic or as a way to shift toward Trump’s favored protectionism. Here is what you should know about the perennially controversial trade agreement.
Joe CarterJanuary 12, 2018
They agreed. At least on the single issue of foreign trade, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agreed the United States must retreat from free trade agreements. In the midst of the most polarized presidential election in living memory, both major party candidates converged on the need to reconsider American-led globalization and take a more protectionist stand in foreign markets.
Timothy W. TaylorNovember 27, 2017
The Great War, which America entered a century ago this month, offers lessons for us today on democracy, trade, and arms races.
Alan DowdApril 3, 2017
Over the past year, popular demand to use protectionism to shield workers and companies from cheap foreign products has received more attention. But the focus should be on improving productivity and helping workers transition.
Mark MeltonAugust 19, 2016