Carmelo Mesa-Lago is a distinguished professor emeritus in economics and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh; he has been visiting professor or researcher in 8 countries and lecturer in 39; He was founder and editor for 18 years of Cuban Studies, and is the author of 95 books and 318 scholarly articles published in 7 languages and 34 countries, half of them on the Cuban economy. His most recent book is 'Voces de cambio en el sector no estatal cubano' (Madrid, 2016). He has received the International Decent Work Award by the ILO (shared with Nelson Mandela) and selected among the 50 most influential Ibero-American intellectuals.
The return to the recurrent endemism of the Cold War between the US and Russia would mark the beginning of the decline of the global economy.
Trump is quite concerned that Chinese companies acquire technological leadership.
This Chinese-American trade war may affect the operation of technology companies around the world.
Until a few decades ago it had been the main producer of both industrial inputs, but the growth of other countries, particularly China, was displacing it from that position.
It is no coincidence that Trump is imposing these protectionist measures abruptly, but is part of a series of more general sequence of events.