The puzzle of Donald Trump

It is often hard to discern the direction of the US president’s policies. This week he made a trade deal with Mexico — but is this a good thing or not? And do his attacks on Google go beyond the personal? Here’s the best of our opinion and analysis

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Congress and Canada should not be bounced into backing the US president’s deal

Trump tweets warning to social media

US president took aim at supposed bias and censorship but missed both targets

The president vowed to drain the swamp but has handed the US to the highest bidders

Employees on boards and no quarterly reporting will not fix corporate America’s ills

The president’s enemies are beating him at his own game

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How the US and Mexico came to a new bilateral agreement and where Canada stands

Most executives hate the idea of levies, but many accept that Trump’s threats can be useful

Rapprochement is positive for Asia but will have inevitable limits

US veterans’ outcry over a disregard for rituals was about more than honouring McCain

Letter from Prof Louis Brennan, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Letter from Jan Bouwens, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands