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Australia must deal with Trump’s ‘rogue tactics’ on trade

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The United States appears “hell bent” on destroying global trade relations and is now the world’s biggest threat to prosperity and political security, two leading Australian and Indonesian academics have said.

The Trump administration’s trade strategies “are already shaking global investor confidence”, according to an online editorial by economists Peter Drysdale from the Australian National University in Canberra and Mari Pangestu from the University of Indonesia in Jakarta.

“How does the rest of the world confront a United States gone rogue against its own and global interests?” they write in a joint editorial for East Asia Forum, an influential current affairs blog published by the ANU Crawford school of public policy.

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