Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day.

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The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan think tank in Washington, D.C.

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Currency Manipulation and the Belt & Road

In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss the Trump administration's designation of China as a currency manipulator. They also welcome a special in-house guest, Jonathan Hillman, who is a senior fellow with the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and directs the Reconnecting Asia Project. Reconnecting Asia tracks new roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure projects across Eurasia--and most notably, China's Belt & Road initiative.

A Yes, And Strategy for Trade with Africa

In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) welcome another in-house guest. Judd Devermont is the director of the Africa Program at CSIS, and was formerly the Central Intelligence Agency’s senior political analyst on sub-Saharan Africa. Judd discusses the current state of U.S.-Africa trade relations and what the road ahead should look like.

The China Tweets and Liz Warren's Trade Plan

In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys break down President Trump's China tweets from this morning as negotiators from both sides resume talks this week in Shanghai. What is the president's next move? Plus, Senator Elizabeth Warren unveils her trade policy. How might trade play out on the Democratic debate stage?

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Crash Course: Trade Policy with the Trade Guys
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Crash Course: Trade Policy with the Trade Guys

Are you new to international trade, or looking for a refresher course on American trade policy? CSIS Executive Education is pleased to offer "Crash Course," a one-day seminar on the fundamentals of U.S. international trade policy and politics.

The 50 States of Trade
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The 50 States of Trade

The trade policy of the United States is determined at the federal level in Washington, DC, but it’s the 50 states that either reap its rewards or bear its costs. Explore each state's trade relationship with Canada, Mexico, the European Union, and China through this interactive map.

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