July 7, 2020
Commentary

WTO Signals National Security No Longer Trump Card in Trade Disputes

A new ruling by the World Trade Organization in a dispute between two Middle Eastern states has added further refutation of the view of the Trump Administration that the WTO cannot second‐​guess sovereign states when they restrict trade for what they claim are reasons of national security.

Newsweek
May 29, 2020
Commentary

Congress Must Fix America’s Unconstitutional Trade Laws

The Supreme Court soon will decide whether to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the “national security” statute President Trump invoked to impose his sweeping steel and aluminum tariffs.

The Hill (Online)
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