Beyond Reciprocal Tariffs: Making Resource Development and Infrastructure Building Reciprocal

This article explores reciprocal engagements in infrastructure and resource development to compete with China's and Russia's international development.

Trump Rally in Green Bay

President Trump rallied in Green Bay City of Wisconsin and stressed again the importance of reciprocal trade regarding tariffs. The U.S. aims to match tariffs on other countries imposing high tariffs on US manufacturers. The idea of reciprocal engagements should go further still, in the development of global infrastructure. For over a century, the U.S. has helped build other nations and provided support in times of struggle. Today’s challenges with China and Russia and the competition of global trade require a new approach to resource development nation building. For some regions, stability is a ticking time bomb while others have stagnated on too few industries and require economic diversification. The rise of global terrorism and other crime, migration, and new races in technology are reshaping a different balance of power. The U.S. should utilize its current economic vitality to reshape reciprocal engagements.


This model shows US companies and how new investment coalitions can compete with China and other rising actors on the world stage. In energy, transportation, communications, the reciprocal aspect of this Private Sector Engagement (PSE) and B2B service provides a way for international allies to co-develop across multiple countries and regions. [Read More]