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Simon Lester

Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
January 30, 2020
Commentary

Can the Us‐​China Trade Deal Be Enforced?

The U.S.-China deal’s “dispute resolution” mechanism is a step backwards, and is less likely to induce reform in China on intellectual property, technology transfer, and other issues than the dispute provisions found in most other trade agreements.

The Hill (Online)
May 5, 2019
Commentary

Will the New NAFTA Boost Digital Trade?

We are in the beginning stages of a technological revolution, with wide‐​ranging implications for personal privacy, business practices, and security matters.
National Interest (Online)
October 30, 2018
Commentary

Leveling the Playing Field with China

If the Trump Administration really wants to convince China to move in a more market‐​oriented direction, it needs to understand that unilateral tariffs and bullying will not work.
The Ripon Society