Category: Economy & Trade

Dennis Ross writes with Dana Stroul in The Washington Post: “The Flaw in Trump’s Maximum Pressure Campaign Toward Iran”

“The Trump administration says its maximum-pressure campaign on Iran is working. If only that were true. “The administration has consistently made the argument that economic sanctions would deprive the Iranian regime of money and that less money would mean less bad behavior and more concessions at the negotiating table. “Bargaining …

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Danny Russel quoted in The Straits Times article, “Trump’s China Strategy Counterproductive, Says Former Top US Diplomat for Asia Pacific”

“‘For retaliation to be smart it needs to be applied in a targeted and judicious manner for the purpose not of inflicting pain but to change behaviour,’ [Daniel Russel] said. ‘And you can’t claim that Trump’s retaliatory measures – the tariffs, the threats, the listing of companies like Huawei – …

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Michèle Flournoy writes with Kingston Reif in CNN: “If Trump Ends Another Nuclear Treaty, It Will Be the Height of Folly”

“During his first two and a half years in office, President Donald Trump and his administration have laid waste to numerous international agreements originally designed to strengthen U.S. security, bolster U.S. alliances, and constrain U.S. adversaries. The toll has been particularly high with respect to deals concerning nuclear arms control …

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Danny Russel quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald article, “‘Far More Than a Trade War:’ Obama’s Asia Adviser Sounds Ominous Warning to Australia on China”

“‘It behoves each of our governments to avail themselves of all the tools at our disposal in an effort to positively influence the conduct of the Chinese government,’ Mr. Russel said. ‘One of the essential components is a collaborative effort among like-minded countries, and linking arms to ensure that we …

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