There was this guy that presumably walked the earth a little over 2 thousand years ago. And while he used the name Caesar he meant government when he basically instructed to give to Caesar what is Caesars. Now days folk want the US to deal with nations like we owe them. They really think our Gov. should open dialogues and give out love bonuses to other countries at our country's detriment. These folks think that we are white privilege. And so should give away more than we get. Like him or not Trump does not share your guilt for succeeding. Get over it. I am not guilty that Mex is crippled.
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Venkatachari, it is a proper balance. We have always used "back channels" to keep relationships real. Clinton used an interesting notion of not allowing gov. and private enterprise to fly together for trade negotiating. Business maintains relations.
Very interesting area of trans border trade. Personally I find it abhorrent when subsidized products are exported. It just seems so non "free". We say big Pharma with disdain. I say big Farma with disdain. Much to consider.
Business wise we play a dance. Verbal agreements to meet. Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of intent. Clean money declarations, non-compete agreements, Proprietary and party non-competes, Confidentiality and non-disclosures. Maybe a contract.
John in my second go around with cancer, they call it a "wait and see". It is there but damage is fully re-routable. I do not see a president causing anything but re-routable. I think I will choose to look for the good.
I too expect the Good. The U S of A has been a great influence for Good in our world. I am not speaking of the Dollars they have given to poorer countries. She has influenced many peoples for good in intangible ways. I expect that good influence wi