The direct coupling of trade policy with immigration is a drastic new step.
The dispute could have broader implications for geopolitics and the situation in Syria and the Middle East, if Turkey moves closer to Russia as a result of the change in equation between Ankara and Washington.
Trump’s decision to subject the EU (as well as other US allies such as Canada and Mexico) to import tariffs on steel and aluminum has unified European leaders in outrage and disgust.
Trump must understand that the doctrine of self-protectionism in particular is what threatens world security.
The scolding coming out of Europe, Japan, and China left Donald Trump cold. Then, suddenly, skeptics whose opinions carry weight with the U.S. president came forward: Republican Party friends from all over the country, many of them dyed-in-the-wool Trump fans. Most of them will face midterm elections in the fall, a [Read more]
To create new unskilled jobs, Trump would have to take his protectionism to the point of autarchy.