Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (School of Public Policy).

National Security & Trade Law: New U.S. and WTO Cases — Troubles for Trump’s Trade Policy?

    National Security & Trade: New U.S. and WTO Cases —  An Invitation to Even More Struggles for the Trump Administration   Stuart S. Malawer, J.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Service Professor of Law and International Trade at George Mason University (Schar … Continue reading

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US Court of International Trade — Pending §232 Steel Case — Real Danger for the Trump Administration.

      This article discusses American Institute for International Steel v. the United States, which is pending in the little-known United States Court of International Trade in New York. It involves an attempt to declare that the US legislation delegating authority … Continue reading

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IS TRUMP’S TRADE POLICIES REALLY ABOUT TRADE? Hint, Maybe Not.

To me the US – China trade dispute is not really that much about trade, tariffs or technology. What I would call T3.   It’s about changing the rules of the game, global relations. In particular, it’s about President Trump’s … Continue reading

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US Dept. of Justice Enlisted in Trade War With China — What’s the End Game?

      The U.S. Department of Justice (National Security Division) has now been enlisted by the Trump administration into its expanding trade war with China. This marks a significant escalation of legal and economic weapons used by the United States.   … Continue reading

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U.S. and China Trade Disputes in the WTO (since Trump) — Some Real Facts.

U.S.–China trade relations are the most important bilateral trade relations today. The conflict between these countries has already progressed to a trade war. What is not well known is how this conflict is playing out in the WTO’s dispute resolution system. … Continue reading

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Trump and Weaponization of Treaty Termination — Constitutional and International Legal Issues.

President Trump is aggressively terminating treaties. The U.S. Constitution establishes procedures for treaty making but says nothing about treaty termination. This treaty-making power is shared with the Senate. Little case law addresses the issue of treaty termination, which raises significant … Continue reading

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The International Criminal Court & the U.S. — Time for a Reassessment?

         What’s the deal with John Bolton blasting the International Criminal Court on the eve of 9/11 celebrations this week?      He needs to get over his paranoia of international courts, international rules and multilateral institutions. These have developed … Continue reading

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