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August 13, 2018
The Trump administration, having withdrawn the United States from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action last May, is threatening US trading partners over doing business with Iran and attempting to freeze Iran out of global oil markets. It won't work—and will indirectly strengthen the United States'...

Peter A. Petri (PIIE) and Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center)

July 19, 2018


June 8, 2018
US domestic policy tools such as tariffs have proven insufficient to address the underlying distortions in the Chinese market. A US-only approach is bound to fail in the absence of new and enforceable international rules on state-owned enterprises. Video of Bown's testimony is available here .

Chad P. Bown (PIIE)