James B. Steinberg
Former Brookings Expert
[Pulling out of Trans-Pacific Partnership] puts the U.S. on the back foot. But now, the EU is managing to move more quickly. It shows the world doesn’t stand still.
I’ve seen some pretty awful poverty. [But] There is something about poverty in the U.S. that is worse, even though, materially, people have more.
If Ken Juster is named, the Indians will be pleased about that because he is a known quantity. In a time of a lot of uncertainty, his appointment would be a reassurance. The question will be, what level of attention does India get?