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Presidential Powers and International Trade: How Far Can Trump Go?
An impressive array of tools could spell challenges for the international community


Many were struck by the ease by which the new US President could just undo several years of hard negotiation and knock-out one of the potentially biggest free trade agreements in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from coming into existence. Keeping this in mind, it seems worthwhile to take a closer look at what powers on trade the President actually has – and at the checks and balances in place. More ...

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How Will Trump's Policy Choices Affect Europe's Economy?
After nearly three weeks in office there is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding Trump's economic policy


After nearly three weeks in office there is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding Trump's economic policy. As things stand at the moment, there are three aspects that are particularly relevant for economic development in Germany and Europe. More ...

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In the Era of Trump, Will China Take the Lead on Free Trade?
Do not enter the “dark room“ of protectionism!


While the United States has been a strong supporter of free trade and open markets for decades, China is a country rather known for its far-reaching industrial policies, more often than not on the brink of protectionism. Are these roles about to change? More ...

Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com
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EU-Russia Sanctions: An Unsteady Deadlock
What's next for EU-Russia relations?


The European Union and Russia have been locked in an economic struggle over Ukraine for two years. With Donald Trump the next president of the United States, the West’s Russia policy might substantially change – and Europe’s Eastern policy is today more uncertain than ever More ...

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Why the USA Needs a Current Account Deficit
Could Trump's protectionist plans be doubly harmful?


Once he has taken office in January 2017, Donald Trump is planning to implement protectionist measures in order to reduce the American current account deficit and thus boost the US economy. In this post we will show that the USA actually needs a current account deficit at the moment. This is the only way of financing the high level of consumption and investment. More ...