Trump sounds off about Germany's trade surplus, again

May 26, 2017
President Trump sounded off in a meeting with G-7 officials yesterday, allegedly saying that Germany is “bad, very bad” for running up a trade surplus with the U.S., selling millions of cars on American shores. This is not the first time the president has called out Germany on trade, and it’s safe to say that […]

What Trump's dealmaking is up against on his visit to Israel

May 16, 2017
'The reality is that the sides are a long way apart,' says David Horovitz, editor of The Times of Israel.
President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands following a joint news conference at the White House in February.
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How big a deal is China’s new trade agreement with the U.S.?

May 12, 2017
China was hailing its new trade deal with the United States today. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday the agreement will help cut the U.S.’s massive trade deficit with China. The deal will open China’s beef market to U.S. cattle for the first time in 15 years, and benefit American natural gas and credit card […]

Three things you need to know about the U.S.-Russia relationship

Apr 14, 2017
Tensions can't escalate, says Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
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How much leverage does China have over North Korea?

Apr 14, 2017
China is urging North Korea and the U.S. to tamp down tensions between the two nations. A U.S. naval strike force is heading to the waters off the Korean peninsula in response to North Korea’s continued defiance of a nuclear testing ban. North Korea sees that as a provocation and warned that it is ready […]