"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."
Ji Yeon-jung is a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She researches India's nuclear policy and program and nuclear proliferation in South Asia.
Ji was a visiting fellow at the Center for Air Power Studies, New Delhi (2011-2014), at the Institute of Indian Studies, Seoul (2014-2015), and at the Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi (2015). Prior to her Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, she taught courses on nuclear proliferation and India's foreign policy at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm