"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."
Paul Fraioli is a Ph.D. candidate in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Wilson Scholar at Magdalene College. His research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and aspects of U.S. strategy-making toward China since the normalization of relations in 1979. More broadly, he is interested in the subfields of international relations, strategic studies, and in the use of history to inform policy analysis.
Fraioli previously worked as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Affairs, as a Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations in the U.S. Congress, as a researcher for Leslie H. Gelb at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a research associate in foreign policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.
He graduated from Amherst College, where he studied English and classics, and received a master's degree in international security policy from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm