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Free Trade news and analysis from The Nation
June 12, 2017
NAFTA Is Broken. Trump Has All the Wrong Fixes.
What a progressive trade agreement would actually look like.
May 10, 2017
Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ Is Really a War Against Journalists—Waged by the Government
Washington-backed military and economic initiatives have fueled a perfect machine of perpetual war.
April 19, 2017
Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Initiative Is a Lie
His executive order is full of loopholes designed to protect Wall Street and multinational corporations—at the expense of American workers.
March 29, 2017
Has Trump Opened the Door to the Mexican Left?
Resistance to his bigotry and deportations is converging with growing opposition to NAFTA and neoliberalism.
March 21, 2017
In Brexit’s Wake
A new book about Brexit captures the deeper crisis undergirding Britain’s bid to leave the EU.
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March 16, 2017
Trump Is Fighting a New Trade War—and This One Is Intramural
A nasty White House battle has broken out between right-wing nationalists and globalist financiers.
March 1, 2017
Is Our President Bonkers?
Maybe, but this screwball won because he saw something about the American condition that neither Democrats nor Republicans have the nerve to acknowledge.
January 25, 2017
Yes, Trump’s Against Free Trade. That Doesn’t Mean He’s For Good Jobs.
What would a progressive alternative to the TPP and NAFTA actually entail?
January 24, 2017
Why Trump’s Con Can’t Last Forever
Trump has shown himself a master at populist stunts, but it won’t be long before working people catch on to his game.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 5, 2017
Trump Is Signaling a Trade War, but It’s Not as Disastrous as You May Think
The Trump trade agenda is remarkably consistent—and will happen quickly.