An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.
Trump's embrace of bilateralism in trade relations has pernicious long-term consequences, including ratcheting up the odds of violent conflict.
American and Chinese trade negotiators are pushing hard to get a deal, but a major sticking point remains: ensuring China honors any promises it makes.
A long tradition of casting blame abroad for economic woes.
At a time when the rules-based trading system is being shredded and the Paris Agreement risks unravelling, it is vital that the G20 meeting between the two superpowers is a constructive one.
Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
The US and China once again exchanged fire in their escalating trade war. Tariffs have been the main source of ammunition thus far, but China has other weapons it could begin to deploy.
The economic theory of comparative cost advantage is more akin to natural law -- it can’t be wished away. And during the ongoing trade war ignited by Donald Trump, it has never been more relevant.
The US economy has rarely looked stronger, but it could all come crashing down just in time for the next presidential election.
It is contagious populist ideology more than financial contagion that should scare us right now.