Will Trade Wars persists after the US Election? A recent article by Tom Miller in Foreign Policy magazine seems to think so, especially when it comes to Mexico.
According to Miller, Mr. Obama, “is determined to run a more muscular and progressive foreign policy.” His words echo those of former president Bill Clinton. President Obama has stated that he will push for a comprehensive trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to benefit both nations economically and politically.
What exactly does Mr. Obama propose as a trade deal? It seems to be a mix of free trade, more open immigration, and protectionism in some areas, but which areas are being discussed?
During the recent election campaign Mr. Obama expressed a desire to open up trade relations with Cuba, but only if the island nation meets certain benchmarks. Does he envision such a deal with Mexico?
According to the article by Tom Miller, Mr. Obama is not an isolationist, but is instead a “progressive” who seeks to strengthen the international body as a whole. He also wants to get along with other countries, especially those that are members of the UN Security Council.
There is nothing to indicate that the United States would abandon its historic alliances and stop defending them in the future. However, it is also important to note that Mr. Obama is only interested in expanding our relations with a limited number of nations while continuing to defend our core allies in the Middle East.
While this does not necessarily mean that Mr. Obama would adopt a conciliatory stance when dealing with the US Congress, it does indicate that he will not want to push his agenda through the process by using the bully pulpit. He is going to have to tread carefully, and perhaps not use a “secret weapon,” which is to threaten Congress. in order to pass legislation.
Will Trade Wars persists after the US Election? Not likely, especially with an administration with such an internationalist outlook and agenda.
Perhaps the best thing to say about Obama is that we should give him credit for trying. Many people in the United States are fed up with our current economy and political system. They are tired of seeing money flow out of the country, or at least not going to the people who created it. They are looking for a new approach to economic prosperity.
Mr. Obama seems to have picked the right path. He has recognized that we need to work together and we all need to do what we can to make things work. rather than blaming it all on the government.
We also need to be aware that our trade policy is very complex. and subject to a number of variables. I expect that trade will become one of those issues in the future.
New trade negotiators will have to be formed, and trade agreements need to be made. Some might be willing to walk away from their previous trade deals, and others may not. As a result, there will be disagreements and friction. That is normal.
In fact, trade wars are more likely to occur in the future, not because of trade agreements, but because of our political system and the way that our elected leaders have been handling the process of government. We are still in a period of transition in our country.
With a newly elected President, and a House of Representatives, and Senate full of new elected officials, and a President willing to change the rules of the game in order to get things done. I believe that our nation will survive the trade wars that will persist after the US