To Trump, everything in politics – even at the global trade stage – is about him personally and how it affects his business interests.
How are Asian countries responding to the steady erosion of U.S. power in the region? And how is China playing its hand?
China will not lead free trade in Asia, contrary to many forecasts.
Just what is the new U.S. President so afraid about with regard to his country’s middling trade partners in Asia?
Following the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP, the Asia-Pacific region faces a lot of internal divisions over trade strategies.
Despite Trump in the White House, Japan aims to get the TPP anyway and keep U.S. troops in the country too. Is that realistic?
Investor-state dispute settlement provisions in trade deals have backfired and undercut public confidence in global integration.
Like other trade deals since NAFTA, is the TPP also just a device for capitalists to drive down the wages of American workers?
The notion that trade per se fosters peace and prosperity is fanciful.