The Lawfare Podcast: Soumaya Keynes and Megan Reiss on Trade and National Security Under the Trump Administration

By Jen Patja Howell
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:30 PM

Economic welfare and national security have never been mutually exclusive, but trade has factored into the national security discourse prominently in recent days, with the administration announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in the name of national security, the backlash from American allies, and the current standoff with China. On Thursday, Lawfare Senior Editor Shannon Mercer sat down with Megan Reiss, senior national security fellow with the R Street Institute, and Soumaya Keynes, economics and trade correspondent at The Economist, to discuss the ins and outs of trade law and how Trump is using it.