The Show

the show

International trade is making headlines a lot these days. And news changes fast. A trade war with China? Bad blood between our closest allies and trading partners, like Canada? It’s hard to keep up.

Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade. They get to the root of how it affects policy, and lay out how it impacts your day-to-day. Most importantly, they talk about trade in terms that everyone can understand.

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 nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Established in Washington, D.C. nearly 60 years ago, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas that address the world’s greatest challenges. CSIS is ranked the number one think tank in the United States by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual think tank report. To learn more about CSIS, visit

Trade Guys Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch have both held the Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS. Bill is the current CSIS Scholl Chair. The Scholl Chair examines critical issues in the global political economy including: international trade, governance, competitiveness, development and meeting the challenges of a changing world economy.

The People

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Scott Miller

Scott Miller was director for global trade policy at Procter & Gamble for 15 years, a leading consumer products company. There, he was responsible for international trade, investment, and business facilitation issues. Scott is a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He currently serves as a Senior Adviser for the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at CSIS.

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Bill Reinsch

Bill Reinsch holds the Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS and is a senior adviser at Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, teaching courses in globalization, trade policy, and politics. Previously, he served for 15 years as president of the National Foreign Trade Council. He concurrently served as a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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Andrew Schwartz

H. Andrew Schwartz is the chief communications officer at CSIS. He began his journalism career as one of the first employees of Fox News Channel. He currently serves on the Emeritus Board of Directors of the National Press Foundation, the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Council and on the Board of Visitors at the Texas Christian University Schieffer College of Communication.

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Yumi Araki

Yumi Araki is a multimedia producer with the iDeas Lab, where she serves as the media mentor for CSIS’s Practicum in Modern Journalism and works with CSIS programs to produce multimedia content. She comes to CSIS with experience in radio, print, and video journalism. She holds an M.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and a B.S. from Boston University's College of Communication.

The Credits

The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab enhances CSIS’s research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.

For 60 years, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has developed practical solutions to the world’s greatest foreign policy and national security challenges. For the past five, we have also been creating innovative videos, websites, and interactive foreign policy tools.

The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab enhances CSIS’s research and impact through creative digital experiences. CSIS experts partner with the iDeas Lab to create websites, interactive visuals, custom reports, graphics, videos, and podcasts that effectively communicate policy scholarship and recommendations to a global audience.