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.
The Political Case for a New Zealand-US Free Trade Agreement
By Nicholas Khoo and Alex Tan
A free trade pact makes sense for both countries, and the reasons are as much political as they are economic.
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.
Biden’s Asia Policy, 1 Year In
By Danny Russel and Wendy Cutler
One year into the Biden administration, what should we make of its policy toward Asia and the Indo-Pacific?
Biden to Order a Review of US Supply Chains for Vital Goods
By Associated Press
Over the past year, the fragility of vital supply chains has been revealed repeatedly.
US Government Officially Labels Vietnam a Currency Manipulator
By Sebastian Strangio
The unprecedented designation threatens to generate frictions with an important U.S. partner in Southeast Asia.
To Compete With China, the US Needs to Drop ‘America First’
By Troy Stangarone
If the United States is to engage in a long-term great power competition with China, it will need to decouple from the Trump administration’s “America First” agenda.
How Many Xi-Trump Personal Truces Will It Take to End the Trade War?
By Ankit Panda
The Osaka “truce” just happened. How long until it falls apart and the trade war cycle repeats itself?
The US GSP Decision: Risks to US-India Relations and Upsides for China
By Aman Thakker
Trade tensions between the United States and India have risen to a new level.
How India Is Navigating Global Trade Agreement Trends
By Divesh Kaul
What recent agreements like the CPTPP and USMCA mean for India.
US, China Both Remain Defiant as Trade War Deepens
By Shannon Tiezzi
Another $260 billion in total tariffs is set to take effect between the U.S. and China. Both sides are claiming they'll be fine.