Bill Waren is senior trade analyst at Friends of the Earth. He covers negotiations, litigation, and congressional action on trade policy. Bill has published numerous technical research papers and pieces of popular journalism on trade policy. In the past, Bill served as policy director at the Forum on Democracy and Trade, senior fellow at Georgetown Law, and Federal Affairs Counsel at the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Wednesday's meeting between U.S. President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is widely seen as a crucial step to avoiding a full-blown trade war. Yet this ignores the wider attack on ordinary citizens and the environment from both sides’ trade policies.