Did Trump Just Announce a New "Aid War" With China at the UN?

By Richard Gowan

The most worrying aspects of Trump’s performance at the UN did not concern war and peace. Instead they centered on trade and aid. Three points of concern stood out. First, the president seems keen to make his trade war with China a defining issue of his term. Second, he may be willing to take down the international trading system in pursuit of this goal. Third, he is liable to subordinate US development policy to this broader strategy, damaging poor nations.

Read the full World Politics Review article here.

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Oct 01, 2018
Richard Gowan