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Initial Findings & Key Recommendations: Farm Labor & Mexico’s Export Produce Industry

Three Key Findings from Worker Surveys and Focus Groups

Chilling U.S.-China Economic Relations: Options for Taiwan

The Trump administration’s trade policy has led to a seismic shift in U.S. economic relations with China. The imposition of tariff barriers in the name of national security in particular have strengthened Washington’s export control regime.

More Than Neighbors: U.S.-Mexico Trade



Decoding the Disinformation Problem

While the current conversation about information operations – including disinformation – is largely focused on the 2016 and upcoming 2020 US federal elections, this challenge is an age-old issue.

AfPak File: Assessing Imran Khan’s Visit To America

Earlier this week, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made his first visit to Washington since he became prime minister. He met with President Trump at the White House and held a series of other high-level meetings with U.S. officials and corporate leaders, among other activities.

The latest edition of The AfPak File reviews and assesses Khan’s visit. What are the main takeaways? Did Washington and Islamabad get what they wanted? And what’s next for the U.S.-Pakistan relationship?

Beware Depending on Central Banks to Offset Trade Tension Costs

U.S. leadership in global trade and ensuring fair and open markets may be in question over the past two years. But when it comes to setting the tone in monetary policy, Washington clearly continues to be the indisputable leader. Amid much anticipation from financial markets, the U.S. Federal Reserve lowered interest rates for the first time in over a decade to stave off economic slowdown.

Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region - A Presentation by Earl Anthony Wayne to CSG West

Behind Asia’s Other Trade War

While the trade war between Washington and Beijing has garnered significant attention, another trade war between two of the world’s largest and most advanced economies is heating up. Japan and South Korea are the world’s third- and twelfth-largest economies, respectively, representing an annual GDP of greater than $6.5 trillion. Yet trade friction between Tokyo and Seoul has intensified as a political standoff, rooted in history and inflamed by domestic politics on both sides, has begun to impact the economies of two critical American allies and global supply chains.

The Hispanic Vote: Moving Beyond the Campaign Trail

If you were curious about the significance of the Hispanic vote in 2020, the various efforts to speak Spanish at the first democratic debates is a good indication. The use of Spanish is just one way candidates are trying to attract Hispanic voters, and this year these strategies are especially important.