Trade and Development

A Onetime White House and Wall Street Darling, Argentina Feels Jilted by Bolsonaro Buzz

On the night of the Brazilian election, Argentine President Mauricio Macri sent well wishes to the president-elect. “Congratulations to Jair Bolsonaro for your win in Brazil!” he tweeted. “I hope we will work together soon for the relationship between our countries and the wellbeing of Argentines and Brazilians.” Later, Mr. Macri called his future counterpart and invited him to visit Argentina.

Turbulence Ahead in U.S.-Japan Relations

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s recent meeting in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G-20 presented an image of two allies pleased with the progress they had made. The President praised Japan for reducing the bilateral trade deficit and for making significant military acquisitions from the United States.

U.S. Political Uncertainties Could Rock Trade Ties Further

With both the Republicans and Democrats declaring a victory in November’s U.S. midterm elections, uneasiness persists as to what the consequences of the results could actually mean.  There is growing expectation that the political impasse will lead to greater entrenchment and less incentive to compromise on public policy. On the trade front, that may well lead to more uncertainties about tariffs and increased possibility of greater friction.

After the Pakistan Policy Symposium: Next Steps

On October 17 and 18, the Asia Program, in partnership with INDUS, convened its Pakistan Policy Symposium—an unprecedented two-day conference, held at the Wilson Center, on the challenges and opportunities for Pakistan in the years ahead.

Event Recap: Japan's Leadership Role in the International Order

How is Japan navigating changes in global trade and its evolving economic relations with the United States, as well as the domestic expectations for Japan on the international stage? Those were the issues of focus at an event held in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council’s New Voice from Japan initiative, which seeks to introduce young and upcoming scholars in Japan to the world and tries to involve academics in the policy process.

U.S. Spotlight Fixed Squarely on AMLO as He Takes Reins in Mexico

On Dec. 1, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will be sworn in as Mexico’s president. AMLO’s presidency will have important ramifications for the United States.

Through trade, travel, heritage and history, U.S.-Mexico relations touch the daily lives of more American citizens than ties with any other country. The two countries trade over $1 million a minute, have over $100 billion in mutual investment and share a million border crossings a day.

Japan Accelerates Its Hedging Strategy

It is natural for countries to feel anxious when their security depends on the commitments of an ally. This is why a critical part of American foreign policy since the end of the Second World War has been to reassure its allies in Europe and Asia alike that its commitment to their defense was rock-solid. History has also demonstrated that allies, when less certain about Washington’s security guarantee, begin to look elsewhere.

Contested Spaces, Tangled Webs: Indian Geopolitics Today

Over the last decade, the United States and India have sought to build a strategic partnership. At the same time, the rise of India's neighbor China, along with Chinese military assertiveness and trade imbalances and security threats emanating from China, have fueled new tensions with the United States. This event will offer an Indian perspective on the geometry of the India-U.S.-China triangle in the Indo-Pacific region. It will also lay out a way forward for New Delhi.

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