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May 10, 2022

Globalization
The Dangerous New Anti-Globalization Consensus

Soaring inflation is just one reason for Washington to keep global disintegration in check.

Demonstrators march during a protest for more state support, against inflation and the lack of jobs, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13, 2022. The sign reads "Inflation is pushing wages down by up to 20%" and "Food prices drive inflation."

March 31, 2022

Economics
Russia’s War Is the End of Magical Thinking

In her co-authored 2018 book Political Risk, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells the story of an hourlong negotiation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For what were clearly pr…

June 21, 2022

Economics
Why This Global Economic Crisis Is Different

This is the first time since World War II that there may be no cooperative way out.

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell

January 10, 2018

Immigration and Migration
Trump’s Choice to Salvadorans in U.S.: Abandon Your Kids or Bring Them Back to World’s Murder Capital

The Trump administration's decision to repeal Temporary Protected Status for thousands of Salvadorans presents them with a difficult choice, writes Edward Alden.

Andrew Kelly/Reuters

February 8, 2022

NAFTA
Decades Late, NAFTA’s Promise on Workers’ Rights Comes Good

In 1993, then-U.S. President Bill Clinton unveiled a revolutionary deal that would require Mexico to strengthen workers’ rights as part of the pending North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Pre…

August 20, 2019

Trade
The Next Stage of the U.S.-China Trade War Will Be Much Worse

The trade war between the United States and China has entered a new and dangerous phase.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu

January 28, 2022

Labor and Employment
Why Gains for U.S. Workers Are Good for the World

For half a century, America’s wage problem has also been the world’s trade problem. Since the mid-1970s, the United States has stood out among rich countries for its high percentage of low-wage worke…

February 13, 2019

Trade
Trump’s Trade Warrior Takes the Fight to Beijing

Robert Lighthizer has been railing against China’s bad behavior for decades. Now, he has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make it stop.

Robert Lighthizer

February 4, 2019

United States
The National and Economic Security Imperative of Helping More Americans Adapt and Thrive

By Penny Pritzker, chairman and founder of PSP Partners; and Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. (Note the following excerpt is from a chapter writ…

Production Factory Robots

March 8, 2018

United States
Trump on Trade

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on President Donald J. Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. “Donald Trump's decisio…