GlobalFoundries has accused the Taiwanese tech giant TSMC of appropriating its manufacturing methods and is seeking a ban that could break major supply chains.
Given China's threats to halt rare earth exports to the U.S., a processing plant in Malaysia stands to remain a critical source for some of those elements -- so long as the operator can address environmental concerns.
Even in legitimate democracies, populist-nationalist leaders seem to have an extraordinary ability to defy constraints. But in testing the geopolitical integrity of their states, their impact will be felt long after they're gone.
By Reva Goujon
Trump directs the U.S. trade representative to take action to prevent countries from taking advantage of a self-declared status as developing.
By enacting a Section 301 investigation against France in response to a proposed digital tax against U.S.-based global tech giants, Washington is taking a heavy-handed approach.
Once again, the two leaders pulled back from their trade war to try to negotiate a deal. But the difficult issues that have kept an agreement out of reach so far haven't gotten any easier.
The next American presidential election is less than 17 months away. For every country that has something to gain or lose from the Trump White House, this is a time for big decisions.
By Reva Goujon
A U.S. executive order and a new Commerce Department designation are both aimed at damaging China and its most globally competitive tech company, Huawei, reminding everyone that the antagonistic U.S.-China relationship goes far beyond a trade war.
By Matthew Bey
As demographics and technology change, agriculture's political clout will wane in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the sector still has a central role to play in trade negotiations.