"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."
Dr. Eliza Gheorghe is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom. She holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She writes on reactive proliferation within alliances, nuclear technology transfers, nuclear sharing, and smuggling networks.
Eliza was a fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (2011–2014), a George Abernethy predoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center in Bologna (2013–2014), and a postdoctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University (2014–2015). She has taught classes on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and nuclear proliferation. She holds an M.A. with distinction in Security Studies from Georgetown, where she was a Fulbright scholar.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm