May 6, 2020
Commentary

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.

Forbes.com
April 10, 2020
Commentary

The Man Who Cried Wolf

It turns out that, when everything’s a national security threat, sooner or later nothing is—not even the real one.

The Dispatch
Blog

A Quick and Dirty Lesson about the Trade Deficit

The trade deficit is the amount by which the total value of purchases of U.S. consumers, businesses, and governments from foreign suppliers exceeds the total value of purchases of foreign consumers, businesses, and governments from U.S. suppliers.