Beijing Strikes Back with More US Tariffs

Beijing Strikes Back with More US Tariffs

US-China Trade

Beijing’s decision to increase tariffs “sends a message that China will match US tariff moves,” according to Hung Tran.


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Trashing Friends Puts America Last

Trashing Friends Puts America Last

Allies

Ostracizing friends while embracing Russia runs counter to US interests, Daniel Fried argues.


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Will Italy Get a New Government or Elections?

Will Italy Get a New Government or Elections?

Italy

The collapse of the Italian government comes right before crucial budget negotiations.


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Airport Clash Raises Fear of Violent Crackdown in Hong Kong

Airport Clash Raises Fear of Violent Crackdown in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

With international attention fixed on the dramatic scenes from Hong Kong, Beijing seems to be doubling down on its commitment to end the disruptive demonstrations.


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Back to the Future on Trade with the USMCA

Back to the Future on Trade with the USMCA

USMCA

The USMCA ratification negotiations between the White House and Congress closely mirror similar free trade agreement fights in 2007, Mark Linscott writes.


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It has been more than two years since the European Union (EU) and the United States imposed economic sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. For some of the measures that is time enough to evaluate effectiveness. “The sanctions’ greatest achievement is that they have been an important demonstration of transatlantic unity. Still, there are intermediate goals, not simply full compliance, that this report considers: to contain Russia’s adventurism and to craft a cautionary tale in which Russia pays a high price for—and the West takes a principled stand against—the Kremlin’s violation of international law and its neighbor’s sovereignty,” writes Dr. Sergey Aleksashenko, author of Evaluating Western Sanctions on Russia, a new report from the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and the Global Business and Economics Program. 

 

Russia and the West are locked in the biggest geopolitical conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Although there is little immediate threat that this conflict will heat up, we must not be content to maintain the status quo in eastern Ukraine, which could have profound implications for the global security system. Evaluating Western Sanctions on Russia presents a detailed and sober analysis of the effects of Western sanctions on Russian economy, policy, and relations with the West.  
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