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Increasing Opportunities for American Business by Opening Global Markets

Arun M. Kumar | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Arun M. Kumar

One-quarter of U.S. GDP growth over the past 15 years is attributable to U.S. exports, and 11.5 million Americans go to work every day because our com...

TransCanada Files $15 billion NAFTA Case Against The U.S. Demonstrating Corporate Trade Deal Threats

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

TransCanada, the company behind the infamous Keystone XL pipeline, just demonstrated the dangers that corporate trade pacts pose to communities and to...

Explainer: how Panama Canal expansion will transform shipping once again

The Conversation US | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Frank Townsend, University of Florida World shipping changed forever when the Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914. It was an engineering marvel o...

Setting The Record Straight On Norwegian Air And The US-EU Open Skies Agreement

John D. Porcari | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
John D. Porcari

Today, some basic facts about this agreement and the applicability of its provisions have been twisted beyond recognition in the pending case involving Norwegian Air International (NAI). Let's set the record straight.

What Now for TTIP, CETA and UK Trade?

Mark Dearn | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

The UK was key to the worst elements of TTIP. Now the British people must ensure we never see its like again.

Potash Price Surge Could Lead To Higher Food Costs For Billions

James Stafford | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
James Stafford

We are on the precipice of a food fight among 7 billion people, and potash will be right at the center of it. If you can add 200,000 people every day...

Why Mining Corporations Love Trade Deals

Ben Beachy | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, ...

Clinton Will Tell Voters That Trump's Economic Agenda Is Just As Scary As His Foreign Policy Ideas

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will tell Americans that Donald Trump would manage the U.S. economy with the same reckless style he’d bring to foreign po...

The Politics Of War: Is Donald Trump Helping The Cause for Peace?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Trump criticized the Iraq and Libya interventions, opposed confrontation with Russia, and, even more strikingly, denounced "war and aggression" in his recent foreign policy address. He also criticized multiple alliances which seem only to serve as conduits for U.S. aid to populous and prosperous states.

Brits Should Look to America Before Voting on Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.12.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Donald Trump's success in the U.S. is not unique. Europe is being buffeted by similar populist currents. Illiberal, nationalist governments rule Hungary and Poland. Austria nearly elected a right-wing nationalist as president. Anti-EU leftists share power in Portugal.

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

So Let's Actually Compare Clinton and Trump on Foreign Policy

Kicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Kicker

Where do Clinton and Trump actually stand on foreign policy? Who would make a better commander-in-chief? (wuestenigel/Flickr) Hillary Clinton has mad...

Iran Prefers Clinton -- Why Trump Is Better at Dealing With Iran and the Middle East

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Bernie Sanders would have been Iran's top preference to become the next American president. His speeches criticizing corporations, the widening gap between rich and poor in the US, and the size of American military and its involvement around the world, were even televised on Iran's state media outlets.

#ExxonKnew About Climate Change and ExxonKnows How to Use Trade Deals to Get Its Way

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

A little-known fact, however, is that while ExxonMobil was misleading the public about climate disruption, it was also using trade rules to increase its power, to bolster its profits, and to actively hamper climate action.

Despite What Donald Trump Says, Free Trade Benefits Americans

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Unfortunately, we all will suffer if politicians make trade a scapegoat for misguided government policies which have made Americans less competitive.

A Journey To The Future Via The Past - China's New Silk Road Is High-Speed

April Rudin | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
April Rudin

Everyone knows that I love to travel. Life on the road is exhilarating and educational. After too much time in airports, hotels and taxis, however, it...

The Elites and the Rise of Donald Trump

Dean Baker | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Dean Baker

There is no excuse for supporting a racist, sexist, xenophobic buffoon like Donald Trump. But we should be clear; the workers who turn to him do have real grievances. And it is a bit hypocritical of those who have benefited from this rigging to be mocking the poor judgment of its victims.

Middle East- Six Reasons Why Iran Will Not Leave Yemen

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

When a conflict erupts in a state, some countries which are not bordered with the conflict-affected state use political opportunism to direct the war ...

Why Goldman Sachs Likes Obama's Trade Agenda

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was right. Big banks really did want President Barack Obama to sign a trade deal making it easier for th...

Quinoa is good for you and for Andean farmers

Arancha González | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Arancha González

© Tomas Munita/ITC Why your quinoa salad is good for rural communities in the Andes, and how to make it even tastier Worried that your love for qui...

New Platform Aims To Open Up Commonwealth Trade

Adi Gaskell | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

Being able to expand overseas is one of the core aspects of scaling up a business outlined in The Scaleup Report, which was published back in 2014. I...

Time to Think Differently About Trade

Michael Brune | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
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Michael Brune

Our first job is to stop corporate lobbyists from convincing Congress to pass the TPP. Let your representatives know that trade agreements should be used to help us achieve our climate goals -- not take us in the opposite direction.

Targeting Trade and Trade Pacts for Job Losses Is Counterproductive in Presidential Campaigns

Vijay K. Mathur | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Vijay K. Mathur

Presidential candidates, particularly Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have started this myth among Americans that their economic hardships are due to trade pacts like NAFTA. This rhetoric against trade and trade pacts sounds as if these candidates are adopting a more protectionist posture.

It's Now or Never For the TPP

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Both of the likely major party candidates have come out against TPP, and it seems unlikely even a third party candidate would take up the TPP cause in the face of so much irrational hostility.

How Iran Dominates the Middle East? Soft Power

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The mainstream media and politicians have emphasized Iran's hard power, military capacity and its army's role in the Middle East, which is part of Teh...