"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."
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Lieutenant Colonel Corey Simmons' research focuses on the dynamic relationship between Department of Defense budget priorities and the nation's ever-changing national security policy.
He holds a masters degree in Organizational Management from the George Washington University and has served the Air Force for eighteen years as a budget programmer/comptroller, combat Squadron Commander, and C-17A Evaluator Pilot. Prior to his National Defense Fellowship, Lt. Colonel Simmons served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. In this capacity, he provided key counsel on all Air Force issues to include the development of the Air Force budget, major acquisition strategies, legislative proposals, and key policy decisions.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm