Institute for International Economic Policy

Commentary and Op-Eds


Aaronson, Susan, "Trump’s Hard-Line Approach to Trade Talks Is No Way to Strike a Deal" World Politics Review, February 5, 2018

Szakonyi, David, "Why Did Trump Let The Russians Off The Hook?" Newsweek, February 2, 2018

Klugman, Jeni, "A spotlight on women’s security" Asia & the Pacific Policy Society, February 2, 2018

Kaplan, Stephen, "China is investing seriously in Latin America. Should you worry?" Washington Post, January 24, 2018

Shambaugh, Jay, "We Need More Women and Minorities in STEM Fields" RealClear Markets, January 9, 2018


Suranovic, Steve, "Is Trump’s China trade dialogue unraveling?" Aspen Institute Italia, December 20, 2017

Shambaugh, Jay, "Who are the poor Americans?" BBC, December 10, 2017

Charnovitz, Steve, "How to Save WTO Dispute Settlement from the Trump Administration," International Economic Law and Policy Blog, November 3, 2017

Aaronson, Susan, "U.S. Internet Firms Could Slowly Lose Edge to Asian Rivals ," The Cipher Brief, May 26, 2017

Brimmer, Esther, "It's Time to Invest in the Arctic," The Hill, March 22, 2017

Moore, Michael, "Carbon Tarrifs and the EU's Steel Industry ," The Economist, February 16, 2017

Chen, Maggie, "Jack Ma Pledges US Jobs. Sort Of," Global Finance, February 1, 2017

Sinclair, Tara, "Rescue and recovery: Economy stronger on Obama's watch," Politifact, January 6, 2017


Maguire, Robert, "Many challenges ahead for Haiti’s new president ," Humanosphere, November 30, 2016.

Chen, Wenjie, "Rwanda is a landlocked country with few natural resources. So why is China investing so heavily in it?," Quartz, November 22, 2016.

Shambaugh, Jay, "Europe's Trade Woes Could Spell Trouble for TTIP," Politico, October 19, 2016.

Aaronson, Susan, "For the People and By the People: Shaping Norms for the Internet of Things ," Council on Foreign Relations, October 17, 2016.

Chen, Maggie, "Caterpillar Supplier Becomes China's Newest Billionaire," Forbes, September 9, 2016.

Sinclair, Tara, "UAE fund says Malaysia’s 1MDB bonds in default on $1 bln deal ," Al Arabiya English, April 19, 2016.

Shambaugh, Jay, "U.S. urged to retrain workers who lose jobs to free trade," Newsday, May 21, 2016.

Aaronson, Susan, "Digital Protectionism? Or Label the U.S. Government Uses to Criticize Policy It Doesn’t Like?," Council on Foreign Relations, March 3, 2016.

Leipziger, Danny, "The G-20 Disappointment: Lessons Not Sufficiently Internalized," The World Post (Huff Post Blog), March 1, 2016.

Maguire, Robert, "What Happens When a Celebrity Becomes President ," The Atlantic, February 9, 2016.

Chhibber, Ajay, "Festering global problems require more globalized financing," Brookings, January 29, 2016.


Chen, Wenjie, "How similar is Chinese investment in Africa to the West's?," Brookings Blog, August 18, 2015.

Aaronson, Susan, "What does TPP mean for the Open Internet?,"P D F icon November 2015 Policy Brief on Trade Agreements and Internet Governance, Prepared for the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

Sinclair, Tara, "The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now," The Guardian, June 19, 2015.

Chhibber, Ajay, "What India can learn from Singapore," The Financial Express, April 25, 2015.

Chhibber, Ajay, "New world bank order," Indian Express, April 3, 2015.

Chhibber, Ajay, "A new menu," Indian Express, February 9, 2015.


Chhibber, Ajay, "Laying the foundation for take-off," Business Standard, December 27, 2014.


Castleman, Tony, "Outrage over India gang rape shows the power of human dignity," Christian Science Monitor, January 3, 2013.

Aaronson, Susan Ariel and O.Moore Michael, "Trade Policy for the Millenials," Baltimore Sun, December 17, 2013.


Moore, Michael, "Straight out of Mad Men: US markets import protection as export promotion," VOXEU, November 8, 2010.

Aaronson, Susan Ariel. "Remake trade through a US-EU trade partnership" VOXEU, October 1, 2010.

Aaronson, Susan Ariel. "How Disciplining China Could Save the WTO," VOXEU, February 9, 2010.


Moore, Michael, "Driving Toward a Trade War," The American, February 19, 2009.

Aaronson, Susan Ariel. "Seeping in slowly: The WTO and human rights" VOXEU, January 20,2009.


Aaronson, Susan Ariel. "Obama, the optimist on trade" VOXEU, August 3, 2008.

Aaronson, Susan Ariel. "Oil and the public interest" VOXEU, July 12, 2008.


Aaronson, Susan, "How to bring good governance to Chinese companies," Financial Times, July 15, 2007.

Aaronson, Susan, "Globalization and Child Labor: The Cause Can Also be a Cure," YaleGlobal, 13 March 2007.

Aaronson, Susan, "A Human Rights Argument for the Colombia Free Trade Agreement," Carnegie Council, December 4, 2007.

Lustig, Nora, "Politicas publicas y salud en Mexico," Nexos, Mexico, October 2007

Smith, Stephen C., "Protecting the Poor from Climate Change," World Ark, November-December 2007

Smith, Stephen C., "The Millennium Development Goals and the Struggle Against Poverty Traps," United Nations Economic and Social Council, Meeting on "Eradicating poverty and hunger - Joining forces to make it happen," United Nations, New York, Monday, 2 April 2007


Smith, Stephen C., "Special Event on Poverty Traps: Background Note,"P D F icon in International Forum on the Eradication of Poverty, Report of the Meeting, New York: United Nations, 2006, pp. 44-47

Smith, Stephen C., "Poverty Traps: Why the Poor Stay Poor," World Ark, July-August 2006

Smith, Stephen C., "How to Help the Poor Out of Poverty," The Globalist, Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Smith, Stephen C., "Ending Extreme Poverty: Three Innovations from Africa," Sojourners, February 2006


Aaronson, Susan, "How to Jump-Start the WTO," YaleGlobal, 26 May 2005.

Aaronson, Susan, "The WTO Can Promote Both Free Trade and Human Rights" (with Jamie M. Zimmerman), YaleGlobal, 13 December 2005.

Smith, Stephen C., "Has the Development Community Overinvested in Microfinance?" Global Future, Fourth Quarter (December), 2005, 20-22, also available online

Smith, Stephen C., "Q & A with Stephen C. Smith," World Ark Online, Heifer International, 2005

Smith, Stephen C., "Will the G8 Summit at Gleneagles Ultimately Help Africa?" Congressional Quarterly Researcher, 751, Sept. 2005


Aaronson, Susan, "Will Washington Return to Supporting Freer Trade?" YaleGlobal, 20 January 2004

Aaronson, Susan, "Can Corporations Safeguard Labor and Human Rights?" YaleGlobal, 24 June 2004

Aaronson, Susan, "Is Equity in Trade an Attainable Goal?" YaleGlobal, 15 September 2004


Aaronson, Susan, "Corporations as Good Global Citizens," YaleGlobal, 8 April 2003.

Aaronson, Susan, "Cancun Trade Meeting Should Leave Investment Issue Alone," YaleGlobal, 29 August 2003.

Castleman, Tony, "Hunger: A Global Perspective."P D F icon Sh'ma. May 2003. New York, NY.

Smith, Stephen C., "Globalization and Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh: Problems and Promises," Holiday (a Bangladesh economic and political weekly), Anniversary Issue, Oct. 2003

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