22 Results for:

October 17, 2017

United States
The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

Chinese steel factory

October 4, 2017

Trade
NAFTA’s Economic Impact

More than twenty years after its implementation, the North American Free Trade Agreement continues to spur debate over its impact on economic growth and jobs.

Mexican commercial trucks cross into the United States.

November 15, 2016

China
China, Manipulation, Day One, the 1988 Trade Act, and the Bennet Amendment

President-elect Trump has said that he plans to declare China a currency manipulator on day one. I am among those who think this is a bad idea. This isn’t the right time to signal that China’s lon…

yuan-indexes

November 4, 2011

Trade
Can Trade Motor U.S. Economy?

Four experts weigh in on the role of free trade in driving U.S. economic growth and competitiveness amid high U.S. unemployment and a faltering global economic recovery.

July 7, 2009

United States
Economic Challenges for Climate Change Policy

President Barack Obama says he will seek vigorous climate-change policy. Efforts to curb greenhouse gases pose considerable economic pitfalls, as well as opportunities.

January 23, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Europe’s Troubled Politics

Even with signs of the euro crisis abating, Europe’s political landscape remains fraught with fracturing alliances and unresolved questions regarding national sovereignty, says CFR’s Charles Kupchan.

September 29, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Gaza’s Reconstruction Prospects

This publication is now archived. What progress has been made on reconstruction in the Gaza Strip?Plans for reconstruction took a back seat as violence flared again between Palestinian militants and …

March 24, 2006

Israel
Israel Election Preview

Ariel Sharon’s break from the Likud party and formation of a centrist party, Kadima, fundamentally changed the landscape of Israeli politics even before his debilitating stroke in early January. Now …

May 5, 2006

Sanctions
What Sanctions Mean for Iran’s Economy

As UN Security Council members mull sanctions against Tehran, experts say such a move, even with climbing oil prices, could deal a devastating blow to Iran’s economy.