International Trade

Outlook 2021: Asia’s Path to COVID-19 Recovery Runs through Regional Trade Deals

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Asia-Pacific nations hope the CPTPP and RCEP will drive growth in 2021 as economies recover from COVID-19.

Why Protectionism Could Not Solve Trump’s Trade Deficit

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President Trump came to power on a platform of reducing the trade deficit, yet in 2020 the gap remains wide as ever. What went wrong?

Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: Production Alternatives to China

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Three countries to watch in the likely event that the trade diversification trend accelerates following the COVID-19 pandemic.

AfCFTA: Potential Problems for a Single-Market Africa

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Signing the landmark agreement was a relatively simple exercise; the true test is yet to come.

EU Inks Free Trade Deal with Mercosur

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Completed following decades of negotiation, the deal will create a market of over 770 million people. Was it worth the wait?

US-China Trade War: Making Up Is Hard to Do

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With a wide array of conflicting and congruous interests, the US-China relationship is anything but simple.

Sino-Indian Relations: The Weak Point of the BRICS

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Unity among the BRICS countries will continue to be thwarted by longstanding geopolitical disputes.

Emerging Powers See Opportunities under Trump Doctrine

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While the United States looks inward, former allies and economic partners are increasingly looking elsewhere.

Trump Puts US-China Trade War on Pause

U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno met with commanders of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing, China, February 21, 2014. Gen. Odierno, spoke with different Chinese commanders to strengthen and promote military to military relations between the United States and China. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle/Released)

China may have won this battle, but the trade war will rage on.

Brazil Election: A Watershed Moment for Latin America’s Right

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Brazil’s election upcoming general election is wide open, and its result could be make-or-break for the continent’s right-wing resurgence.

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