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Mutually beneficial exchange among countries,

conducted freely within a legal framework, is the path to

maximum security, economic and strategic. Autarky, by

contrast, is a dead end.” 

 

The Washington Post, February 25, 2021

 

As demand soared for masks and gloves, more than 100

countries and territories imposed export restrictions on

coronavirus-fighting essentials, according to the

International Trade Center.”

 

The Washington Post, February 10, 2021

 

(Sources:  “America needs to shore up its supply chains. That shouldn’t become an excuse for protectionism,” Editorial Board, The Washington Post, February 25, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/biden-trade-supply-chain-protectionism/2021/02/25/3dd0a164-7787-11eb-948d-19472e683521_story.html and “Trump  tried to block her. Now Ngozi-Iweala is about to make history,” by Danielle Paquette and David J. Lynch, ibid., February 10, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/ngozi-okonjo-iweala-wto/2021/02/09/99e3b028-67eb-11eb-bab8-707f8769d785_story.html