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Outside voices: Has the U.S. forsaken the international trading system?

January 24, 2023 at 3:11 PM
The editorial board at the Australian National University, home of the East Asia Forum, thinks the answer to that question is yes. In a new analysis , the board writes of a “significant U-turn in U.S. economic policy,” one that is dealing “a major blow to the rules-based economic order, of which the United States had historically been the primary defender.” The U.S., having moved from “architect-in-chief to enforcer-in-chief,” has now become the “spoiler-in-chief of the international trade regime,” say...


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