Holm-Detlev Köhler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oviedo. He is part of the PROMEBI research group, committed to the promotion of employment and welfare in Europe. Their areas of interest are industrial relations, management and innovation of transnational corporations, as well as local and regional development. He has written numerous publications and articles in prestigious newspapers.
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.