How Washington Will Lose Its Influence in Asia

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There is no guarantee that President Trump will ask Congress to renew the Trade Protection Authority Act before it expires

As Douglas Irwin said, if “truth” is the first to be sacrificed in the war, then “free trade” will be the scapegoat in the populist electoral politics.

The most recent examples are the Brexit and the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-12).

Kera 2bWhile the British government is facing contentious negotiations with the EU, the United States under President Trump’s “America First” trade policy will be less supportive of outward-looking policy and…

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