May 26, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Implementing the New NAFTA

Featuring Luz María de La Mora, (@luzmadelamora) Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Secretariat of Economy, Mexico; moderated by Inu Manak, (@inumanak) Research Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 6, 2020

Senator Hawley’s Case for Nationalism: Strong on Propaganda, Weak on the Facts

Blaming foreigners for homemade woes is a staple of the nationalist’s diet and ditching the WTO—especially on the bases of the false pretenses Hawley offers—will serve to isolate further the United States and render what Hawley considers “the single greatest threat to American security in the 21st century, Chinese imperialism,” more difficult to counter.

Senator Hawley’s Many Misunderstandings of the WTO

Senator Josh Hawley has a NY Times op‐​ed today entitled “The W.T.O. Should Be Abolished.” Debates about the scope and nature of the World Trade Organization and the trading system in general are important, but this op‐​ed gets so many facts wrong that it cannot serve as the basis for a useful discussion.