"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."
Barry Little is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. Previously, he was the Deputy Commander of the 90th Operations Group, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. Lt. Col. Little has served in a variety of ICBM operations, test and evaluation, and staff positions focused on treaty implementation and nuclear force structure planning. He is also an Olmsted Scholar graduate of the JHU-SAIS Hopkins Nanjing Center. His research interests include U.S.-China relations and nuclear deterrence strategies.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm