Biden Avoids Trade Deals While Promising a Better Economic Relationship With Asia
By Josh Boak
With IPEF, the U.S. administration is hoping to sidestep domestic politics while addressing issues such as supply chains and climate change.
The Big Hole in the Biden Administration’s Economic Diplomacy
By Paul Nadeau
With little leverage to pursue legally binding trade deals, the Biden administration is forced to resort to economic unilateralism.
Where Does China-US Trade Go From Here?
Chad Bown, Liu Luxin, Zongyuan Zoe Liu, and Tu Xinquan on the current state and future prospects of China-U.S. trade.
Will IPEF Help the US Counter China?
By Dingding Chen and Yingfan Chen
It is uncertain whether the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework can succeed in reshaping China’s economic influence in Asia.
Why Is the US Ambivalent About Trade Engagement in the Indo-Pacific?
By Hanh Nguyen
Changing sentiments at home mean the United States is now more enthusiastic about enforcing trade rules than facilitating trade.
Wendy Cutler on China, Taiwan, and the CPTPP
By Shannon Tiezzi
China and Taiwan have each applied for membership in the trade pact. What are the next steps – and the broader implications?
China Won’t Rush to Join CPTPP. Neither Should the US.
By Alex Yu-Ting Lin and Saori N. Katada
Patience – and careful attention to laying the domestic groundwork – would benefit both countries more than a race to join the trade pact.
After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP
By Ho-fung Hung
The geopolitical rationale was always there, but the creation of RCEP changes the narrative about the TPP and American jobs.
What Does Biden’s Election Win Mean for the South Korean Economy?
By Kyle Ferrier
The Biden administration will have important ramifications for U.S.-South Korea economics ties, from the KORUS FTA to the TPP.
Biden and the Democrats: Standing Up to China on Trade?
By Andrew Samet
What does the 2020 Democratic Party platform tell us about the trade policy that a President Joe Biden would pursue?