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Fighting Two Fronts in the Trade War, With Only One Popular Path

With both Beijing and Washington expressing satisfaction with the latest round of bilateral trade negotiations, the U.S.-China talks appear to be heading on a track for a win for both sides. Expectations for China to buy more U.S. products and to be willing to make concessions on structural issues have undoubtedly increased, and hopes are high that some kind of resolution can be reached for the March 2 deadline in bilateral talks. 

Purchase Agreements Don't Solve Real Issues Facing U.S., China

This article was originally published in The Hill.

Boeing–Embraer Deal Buoys Hopes for Brazil–U.S. Economic Relations

A joint-venture agreement struck between United States aerospace giant Boeing and its Brazilian counterpart Embraer represents a potential early success for Brazil–U.S. collaboration, amid high hopes for the bilateral relationship as Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is set to take office in January.

U.S.-China Relations: From Huawei to Trade Wars

Is this a moment of ebb or flow in the “tide of difficulties in U.S.-China relations”? In the latest episode of Wilson Center NOW, Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly discusses the Huawei “hostage” situation, the 90-day trade-war truce, and the complicated current of bilateral ties.


Event Recap: What's Next for Afghanistan's Economy?

On November 5, 2018, the Asia Program at the Wilson Center in conjunction with the Middle East program held an event to discuss the state of Afghanistan’s economy, with particular focus on recent Afghan policy achievements; U.S. assistance efforts; and the major challenges that remain and how best to address them.  

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.