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Outside voices: Trade’s ‘new narrative,’ at the intersection of economic and national security

April 14, 2023 at 12:36 PM
A “new narrative” has taken hold in federal policymaking, writes longtime trade analyst Bill Reinsch, the narrative palpable in the “infusion of national security considerations into economic and trade policy.” That “infusion” holds sweeping implications for an array of crosscutting issues -- from heightened commitments to export controls, support for emerging U.S. industrial policy, accelerated attention to the China competition, and increasingly complex relationships with trading partners, according to Reinsch, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies,...

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