Want to Reverse ‘America First’? Start by Rejoining the TPP

Ministers of the 11 countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership hold a press conference after signing the revised free trade pact in Santiago, Chile, March 8, 2018 (Kyodo photo via AP Images).
Ministers of the 11 countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership hold a press conference after signing the revised free trade pact in Santiago, Chile, March 8, 2018 (Kyodo photo via AP Images).

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Edward Alden is filling in for Kimberly Ann Elliott, who will be back next week. The first rule when you find yourself stuck down a hole is to stop digging. After more than three years of the Trump administration’s go-it-alone “America First” strategy, the United States now finds itself in a very deep hole indeed. Trump has alienated once-close allies in Europe, Japan, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on their exports to the U.S. and threatening more. His administration has pulled out of major international agreements like the Iran nuclear agreement and the Paris climate […]

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