Omicron Cometh

Yet another COVID-19 strain has emerged.

Vaccine Patent Rights

Should live-saving drugs be protected intellectual property?

Rethinking Chinese Investment

Several trends are pointing in a new direction.

The Problem with Trump: The Turks and the Kurds

Trump’s error in Syria.

Disappointing Jobs Growth For September

A somewhat disappointing jobs report for September.

Signs Of Economic Slowdown Tied To Trump’s Trade Policies

From manufacturing to trade, the negative impact of Trump’s tariffs is becoming quite apparent.

Pressed By Impeachment, Trump Is Clearly Losing It

The past week has demonstrated more notably than any other that this President is not well.

Trump Administration Set To Raise Tariffs On European Alcohol And Food Products

The Trump Administration is set to raise tariffs on more products from Europe, including Scotch Whisky and other alcoholic beverages as well as food products and other items.

World Economic Leaders Worry About Impact Of Trump’s Misguided Trade War

President Trump’s tariffs are having a noticeable, and negative, impact on global economies. The President doesn’t seem to care.

More Tales from the Trade War

This time: India.

European Leaders Approve Final Brexit Deal, But Its Fate In Parliament Remains Unclear

The European Union has approved the final Brexit deal negotiated with Theresa May’s government, but the final chapter has yet to be written.

Trump’s Trade Chickens Coming Home To Roost

After nearly a year, Trump’s trade policies are having their inevitable negative impact inside the United States.

Trump Set To Expand His Trade War With China

President Trump is set to expand his ill-advised, economically ignorant, trade war with China.

Stumbling Towards The Brexit

There’s no real plan and nobody appears to know what waits on the other side, but the United Kingdom continues to meander towards Brexit.

Trump Withdraws America From The World, And The World Responds

President Trump is alienating our allies and making friends with dictators, and the world is responding as you might expect they would.

Get Ready For An Expansion Of Trump’s Economically Ignorant Trade War With China

President Trump appears to be ready to expand his ignorant, counterproductive trade war with China.

Trump Threatens To Up The Ante On His Trade War

The President is apparently getting ready to take yet another ill-advised step in his ill-advised, economically illiterate trade war.

Trump Escalates Trade War With China

The ill-advised move is sure to raise costs for businesses and consumers and roil global stock markets.

Trump Continues To Drive A Wedge Between The United States And Its Allies

Donald Trump continues to do something that Russian and Soviet leaders likely only thought possible in their wildest dreams, drive a wedge between the United States and its NATO allies.

Trump’s Trade Policies Have Nothing To Do With Economics Or Reality

Donald Trump’s approach to international trade has nothing to with economics and everything to do with politics and the culture war he loves to provoke.

Donald Trump Expands Idiotic Trade War, Takes Aim At America’s Allies

President Trump is setting off another trade war, this time with some of America’s closest and most important allies.

Gary Cohn Resigns as Trump Economic Advisor

The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors is out after failing to convince the boss not to impose tariffs.

EU Threatens Retaliatory Tariffs on Bourbon, Levis, and Harleys

Shots fired: European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker threatens to fight back if President Trump imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Trump Announces New Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum

President Trump has announced that he’ll be imposing significant tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. This is an unwise decision.

As Trump Withdraws Into Fortress America, The World Moves On

President Trump has alienated America’s allies and friends, and they are acting accordingly.

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Mexico Is Supposed To Pay For

Donald Trump is threatening to shut the government down if Congress doesn’t pay for the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for.

Donald Trump’s European Vacation

Donald Trump’s first overseas trip went about as badly as you’d expect it would.

Chinese Courts Allow Blatant Ripoff of Air Jordan Brand

China adds to its status as the honey badger of intellectual property law.

King Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia Dies At 90, Crown Prince Salman Becomes King

A big change in an important nation in the most volatile part of the world.

Second Term Blues?

The sixth year of a presidency leads to some predictable commentary (and some comparative notes).

Overselling the Stakes in Crimea

My first piece for The Hill, “Crimea is not Armageddon,” posted this morning.

Jon Huntsman New Atlantic Council Chairman

Former Utah governor and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman succeeds Chuck Hagel.

World Safer But More Dangerous Than Ever

Robert Kagan warns of “a changing world order.” But he’s grasping at rather thin straws.

Romney Lie Technically True, Just Intentionally Misleading

The Weekly Standard is proud that Mitt Romney’s intentionally false Jeep ad was technically true.

China Is Every American Politician’s Favorite Scapegoat

American politicians are using China as a scapegoat for America’s problems.

Why Pick On China?

Russia Our “Number One Foe”?

Mitt Romney called Russia our “number one geopolitical foe.” Is he right?

Republican Foreign Policy Craziness Inherent in the System

My latest for The Atlantic: “Some Reasons Not to Worry About Republican Foreign Policy Craziness”

Republican Foreign Policy Debate: Winners and Losers

Huntsman will gain little if any traction and none of the frontrunners really helped or hurt themselves.

Transatlantic Plane Wars

European subsidies have given Airbus a competitive advantage over America’s Boeing in commercial aircraft salesboein. The reverse is true on military aircraft.

iPhone Adds $1.9 Billion to US Trade Deficit

Did you know that the iPhone is made in China for a mere $6.50? It’s false but true!

Chinese Currency Manipulation

There isn’t much doubt that China is manipulating its currency for competitive advantage. What can be done about it?

Third Depression: Barriers to Recovery

A lot stands in the way of returning to pre-collapse employment levels in the USA.