Interactive Map: The United States of Trade
From auto to agro, bourbon to bees, and cash registers to cow semen, take this state-by-state tour to reveal the sources and destinations of the goods that crisscross the North American continent.
'Riding the Tiger' through Fields of Corn and Soy
While this patch of America’s heartland may seem far removed from the outside world, international trade is vital to keeping the plows in motion. Amid tariffs and market tumult, these communities wait and watch, worry and hope.
While Negotiators Talk NAFTA, Mexicans Grapple with Automation
Automation may be reshaping North American manufacturing and the North American workforce, but it is not a part of NAFTA negotiations. And so, cities like San Luis Potosí go on grappling with the ground-level changes under way.
In Trade Trouble, China Sees North American Opportunity
The continent’s economic infighting also creates a new context for China’s relationships with the three NAFTA countries. Could this moment be the springboard for Beijing’s great leap forward in North America?
Mexico’s New President Chooses North America
Mexico’s identity as a North American nation has crystallized in the years since NAFTA was signed. Despite questions about its incoming president and major pressure points with Washington, that identity will not erode.
What I Lost in the Trade Wars: Reflections of a Disillusioned Canadian
I wonder if decision-makers in Washington, let alone the president, understand how Canadians are interpreting the recent developments, whether they care, and whether they realize what the practical consequences may be.
Searching for Privacy in the Internet of Bodies
The pervasive network of sensors that captures data within our homes and cities is in the process of morphing – and that's where the privacy issue really gets personal.
Russia Tries to Get Smart about Artificial Intelligence
From the reign of Peter the Great to the Soviet era, and now under President Putin, Russia has been intent to, as Lenin termed it, “catch up and surpass” the West. That ambition applies to AI, too.