Trump’s China Trade War Is Just the Beginning

This is Trade War I. The main event is going to be the Second Trade War. “I will do such things, what they are yet I know not, but they shall be the terrors of the earth.” To King Lear’s threat Donald Trump would add, “Maybe.” That describes what is going on in his confrontation […]

Is the World on the brink of a trade war?

Is the world on the brink of a trade war? The United States and China have been firing verbal shots at each other, after the US threatened tariffs on $60 billion worth of Chinese imports. So is the world is on the brink of a new trade war? American economist Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson […]

How Is Larry Kudlow Going to Get Along with Trump?

The free trader will have to move carefully with the president. “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows,” wrote Shakespeare. Although the odds that President Trump was reminded of that observation when re-reading The Tempest must be regarded as low, they are somewhat higher that he might at one time have stumbled across the modern […]

US’s economic adviser ‘lost trade battle’

US’s economic adviser ‘lost trade battle’ After President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on imports of aluminium and steel, his economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned. We speak to economist Irwin Stelzer from the Hudson Institute in Washington to ask about disagreement in President Trump’s inner circle.

The Nationalists Take Over

The Nationalists Take Over The tariffs turn out to be more “flexible” that people thought, but that may just be the beginning. Irwin Stelzer www.irwinstelzer.com  3/12/18 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin_ Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross_ U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro at the tariff signing ceremony on March […]

The Nationalists Take Over

The tariffs turn out to be more “flexible” that people thought, but that may just be the beginning. Moving forward while backing down is no small feat. But the president managed it last week. On live TV. Donald Trump pushed ahead with plans to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on […]

BBC: “Trump has no choice but to take hard line on China”

“Trump has no choice but to take hard line on China” Our regular commentator Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute in Washington DC says Mr Trump now has no choice but to take a hard line on China, given Beijing’s reluctance to use its influence on North Korea.

All Trump’s Trade Wars

All Trump’s Trade Wars This isn’t the trade war you’re looking for. Irwin Stelzer www.irwinstelzer.com  2/27/18 Big Stock To ask coherence of President Trump is to ask too much of a man with the attention span of a tweet, and for whom cognitive dissonance is not something he spends nights losing sleep over. So we […]

Trump has no choice but to take hard line on China

    “Trump has no choice but to take hard line on China” Our regular commentator Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute in Washington DC says Mr Trump now has no choice but to take a hard line on China, given Beijing’s reluctance to use its influence on North Korea.

Trump’s Looming Trade War with China

If Trump set your teeth on edge in 2017, prepare for a grinding 2018. The story coming out of the White House is that the need to garner congressional support for his tax cut forced the president to restrain his reformist-populist-belligerent instincts until his signature legislation was on the books. It now is, for better […]

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