Matthew Slaughter argues that tax increases on the foreign operations of U.S. based multinationals would not create American jobs, but destroy them. For many global firms there is an inherent complementarity between foreign and U.S. operations.
President Barack Obama had his only trade request last year shot down by lawmakers. He may be lucky to get any through Congress this year as well.
This CRS paper argues that while the West has little leverage over North Korea, China and Russia can exert pressure on the country due to their extensive trade relationships with Pyongyang.
Proposals that any carbon tax in developing countries which falls below the one in the developed countries should be offset through other means like border taxes spring from fears that have no basis in economic analysis, write Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya.
Amid the global economic downturn, the World Trade Organization has been reduced to a talking shop as the prospects for a new global trade deal grow dimmer, says CFR's Marc Levinson.
The United States Institute of Peace examines the impact of the recent redenomination of the won on the North Korean people and regime.
Representative Paul Ryan discusses the future of trade agreements with the Middle East and how greater economic engagement can lead to strategic, political, and security benefits.
John W. Miller reports for the Wall Street Journal on the seventh World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Geneva. Miller explains why protectionism and the state of the global economy have made several nations "afraid" of a new international trade deal.
Listen to Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) talk about the future of trade agreements with the Middle East and how greater economic engagement can lead to strategic, political, and security benefits.
"As U.S. president Barack Obama makes his way through Asia he will find a dynamic region in ferment," writes Evan Feigenbaum. And, as the region continues to grow, the United States needs to assert itself through trade agreements or risk becoming marginalized in a region that will constitute about half the global economy.
As President Obama embarks on a trip to Asia, CFR Senior Fellow Evan Feigenbaum says the president must express U.S. commitment to free trade and drive the agenda for greater trade liberalization in the region.
The U.S. Treasury secretary and the finance ministers from Indonesia and Singapore outline the steps needed to ensure robust trade between the United States and Asia and spur growth among APEC member states.
Strict export restrictions are making U.S. businesses less competitive and the country less secure. Policymakers must craft new regulations to help, rather than harm, U.S. interests.
Listen to Marc Levinson, senior fellow for international business at CFR, discuss the Obama administration's trade policy, American competitiveness, and the value of the U.S. dollar, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.
In his closing keynote address, Assistant Secretary Of State For East Asian And Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell discusses the History of US-China relations, and considers how strategic interests and relations may progress in the future.
CFR's Benn Steil says the dollar's continuing decline could result in higher prices for major imports like energy and, in a worst-case scenario, might lead to higher inflation and interest rates.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More