Editor’s Note: Frida Ghitis, a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a frequent opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to the Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. Follow her on Twitter @fridaghitis. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.
Around the world, economists, investors, political leaders and consumers are watching anxiously as disruptive politicians, beginning with US President Donald Trump, blend politics and economics that unleash new crosswinds in countries far beyond their own. Topping the list is Washington’s trade war with China, which is already sending shockwaves across the globe.