The idea that the US is historically a free trading country is a myth. Here's why that's a good thing.
With US President Donald Trump threatening protectionist measures, it's instructive to look at what happened after George W. Bush enacted steel tariffs in 2002.
American lawmakers in the 1930s learned the hard way what happens when a country raises tariffs and makes other unilateral trade decisions.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
Some fear that recent actions against China taken by the Trump administration mean we're on the verge of a trade war. What would be the cost?
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.
US accusations of German currency manipulation do not appear to be motivated by economics.
Trade under Trump will mean more bilateral agreements, hard bargaining and ultimatums, a sharp departure from Obama's multilateral, win-win approach.
Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
We've been examining the ins and outs of TPP and the rise of the anti-trade right for months. Here's a roundup of some of our coverage.
A President Trump or Sanders would be likely to pursue protectionist trade policies such as higher tariffs. History suggests such policies could lead to a trade war, with painful consequences.