A back to school primer on global trade issues

Shipping containers are seen at a port.

At Brookings, we often benefit from the support of talented students that intern with our research and communications teams. Some of those interns return to campus this week for the start of a new school year, and before their classes begin, we took the opportunity to ask what questions they have about today’s volatile trade landscape. In this episode of Dollar & Sense, Senior Fellow David Dollar answers those questions and provides an overview of the big stories in trade policy, including the U.S.-China trade war, rising tensions between South Korea and Japan, and how automation and artificial intelligence affect American jobs.

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