"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."
Wooseon Choi is an Associate Professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to his current appointment, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of American and International Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His publications include "Structure and Perceptions: Explaining American Policy toward China (1949–50)", Security Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4 (December 2007) "Structural Realism and Dulles's China Policy," Review of International Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1 (January 2012); "Breaking the Nuclear Deadlock: Global Action Plan to Denuclearize North Korea," The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Fall 2014) (with Duk-min Yoon); "U.S.-China Relations and Korea's Strategy", IFANS Analysis of International Affairs (February 2016).
He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Structural Realism and U.S.-China Relations. He has conducted research on international security, U.S.-China relations, American foreign policy, North Korea, and East Asian security. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm