Trade and Development

Earl Anthony Wayne on U.S.-Mexico Relations with C-SPAN Washington Journal

Earl Anthony Wayne, Mexico Institute Fellow and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, talked to C-SPAN Washington Journal about the state of U.S.-Mexico Relations amid disputes over immigration and trade.

Competing with China in the Indo-Pacific

Rhetorically, the Trump administration has embraced great power competition with China as a central facet of its strategy to the Indo-Pacific region. Its National Security Strategy aptly described a world in which China is challenging American power, influence, and interests across the region.

Potential Costs of Withdrawing from NAFTA: Presentation by E. Anthony Wayne

U.S. Trade Policy in Northeast Asia

Economic openness and globalization are seen to hurt U.S. jobs and industrial competitiveness, according to the ideas supporting the White House’s “America First” policy.

The Asian Financial Crisis, 20 Years On

Over two decades have passed since what started as a currency issue in a Thailand quickly spiraled into a financial crisis that enveloped over a dozen countries in Asia.  Through years of concerted intervention by both governments and commercial interests, including the International Monetary Fund, the region was stabilized. Asia is now the world’s most economically dynamic region.  But are Asian nations prepared for another crisis, and what lies ahead for the global economy? 

In Trade, Getting to Yes is Not a Surrender

In his State of the Union address last month, President Trump declared that “the era of economic surrender is over.” That combative stance seemed an ominous beginning to outlining a protectionist U.S. trade stance. Surprisingly, though, he didn't mention any specific trade agreement by name, nor did he suggest ripping up existing ones. That’s still cold comfort at a time when anxieties about major disruptions in international trading patterns being one of the biggest risks to disrupt growth remain strong.

Summary of December 13, 2017 Round Table Discussion on North American Workforce Development

Issue #1: Apprenticeships and other types of work-based learning and technical education, including internships

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