On Geopolitics

The Real Target of Trump's Trade War

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Jul 24, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
A shipping container is offloaded from a Chinese container ship at the Port of Oakland on June 20.

A shipping container is offloaded from a Chinese container ship at the Port of Oakland on June 20. U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war is less about trade partners and more about trade itself.

(JUSTIN SULLIVAN/Getty Images)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is hoping to avert the latest wave of proposed U.S. tariffs, which take aim at the EU and global auto sectors. But with each progressive battle, the Trump administration's trade war is less about trade partners and more about trade itself....

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