A Trump election loss would suit NZ's trade, climate and arms control foreign policies. But there will still be the problem of China.
When you push an opponent, he tends to push back.
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Trump launched his trade war to save American manufacturing. An economist explains why it hasn't worked out as planned.
COVID-19 has all but wiped foreign policy from the election debate, but a world still in crisis awaits the winner of the general election.
Then-president of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sign the new Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The agreement was ratified in April 2020 and came into force last July.
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The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, which came into force in July 2020, puts more emphasis on the environment and gives greater authority in Canada in the matter.
The path to freedom?
But they may not bring all the economic benefits that their proponents suggest.
One strategy is to give negotiators maximum deal-making power. Another is to take as much as possible away from them.
African leaders have their work cut out to make the continental free trade area a success.
Africa has opportunities to integrate further and bring its economies into the global economy.
A moored container ship in Qingdao, China.
Although there will be some economic harm, it may be time to retreat from free trade with China and focus on our national security concerns.
Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19.
African countries must take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact to accelerate industrialisation and intra-regional trade, and improve infrastructure.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in London in December 2019.
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Canada’s free-trade obsession has made us overly reliant on global supply chains. That's a huge unforced error given that 19 years ago, 9/11 showed us just how quickly border policy can change.
The game is far from over.
The US and China have reportedly agreed on a partial deal to ease tensions in the two-year old trade war. Does that mean it's almost over? Fat chance, an economist says.
Leaders of the three countries signed the USMCA in November 2018.
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President Trump and Democrats recently agreed on a deal to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. A trade scholar explains what's new.
Workers in an assembly line.
A large free trade area could hinder the development of manufacturing, which countries need for economic growth.
Nigerian soldiers pictured at their post on the land border with Niger in 2015.
Border closure is an implicit admission of the ineptitude and incompetence of Nigeria’s customs and immigration officers
The new faces of Trump’s trade disputes.
The Trump administration's tendency to follow rules only if they're in its interest could end up hurting the US in the long run.
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be at a stalemate.
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Trump’s endgame for the US-China trade war still seems elusive as the conflict continues to escalate.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
Congress was once the seat of all power on U.S. trade policy.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
An Iowa farmer holds some of his soybeans.
China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.
U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a news conference before signing the USMCA. The deal, if passed into law, poses dangers to public health.
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The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.