"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."
Nicholas Miller is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University. His research focuses on nuclear proliferation and U.S. nonproliferation policy. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Security Studies.
During his Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, he will be examining the relationship between nuclear energy programs and proliferation. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT and a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm