"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."
Liviu Horovitz is a research fellow in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). His research focuses on the role of military preponderance within the current international system.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Liviu worked on nuclear policy questions for the Center for Security Studies in Zurich, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in Vienna, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey. He earned a B.A. in IR from the Dresden University of Technology and an M.A. from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, where he was a Fulbright fellow.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm