Tag: protectionism



Trump’s Tariffs on Israeli Metals Vindicate Vladimir Putin’s Often Misunderstood Middle East Policies

It has been reported that the United States has ruled out giving Israel’s steel industry an exemption to the global 25% import tariffs that the Trump administration has thus far only granted to Brazil, South Korea, Argentina and Australia. While Israel’s steel industry is relatively small, this means that losing […]


It’s Not Just Trump, China’s Also Making The WTO Irrelevant

China’s pioneering initiative to institutionalize trade rules and dispute mechanisms for its New Silk Road is especially impactful in making the World Trade Organization irrelevant in and of itself, but when combined with Trump’s recent moves away from this globalist body, it has the effect of dealing what might be […]


We Are All Globalists Now: The Question is – Are We Western Neo-Liberal Globalists or Chinese Win-Win Globalists?

The term “globalism” means many different things to many different people. The definitions vary as much due to cultural factors as ideological ones. When the word first appeared in the common vernacular it tended to have universally positive connotations which referred to the power of technology and the confluence of […]




Trump’s Takes Trade War Directly To China – And American Businesses That Rely on Chinese Products

Reports from the White House indicate that the US Treasury Department is finalising a much hyped $30 billion anti-Chinese tariff initiative which will target a wide variety of goods. Trump recently announced the finalisation of a 25% tariff on steel imports with an accompanying 10% tariff on aluminium.  As Canada, […]


Everything You Need to Know About Free Trade vs. Protectionism in The Age of Xi and Trump

Among other things, Donald Trump’s Presidency has provided an opportunity for the US and the wider world to re-educate itself about fundamental principles of war and peace, trade, monetary policy and national identity. This is because, rather than simply try to manage existing trends, Trump has challenged the prevailing orthodoxy […]