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Mr. Trump: Can You Deliver it?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto and Matheus Cavallari U.S. assets reacted in a see-saw fashion to Donald Trump's victory. Stock futures first dove deeply before clim...

Blowing Up the System

Bob Weidman | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Bob Weidman

Still trying to make sense of the Trump debacle. This is a bit long, but bear with me. My father and grandfather before him had an embroidery compan...

Trump Administration: Iran and Middle East Policy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.13.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an I...

Trump and the Coming Death of Multilateralism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

It is truly odd that the U.S. and global stock markets actually rose in the days following the election of Donald Trump as president, as if a few pass...

Democrats Will Need New Leadership That Offers Alternatives To Neoliberal Failure

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The polls were wrong, the unthinkable has happened, and Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, with a Republican Congress.

The Damage From Free Trade Helped Elect Trump

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Dave Johnson

It seems that lots of media/political/business people "on the coasts" don't get how big a deal trade played in Tuesday's election.

You May Be Responsible For Trump's Victory

Ian Fletcher | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Trump won. Well, I guess I'm going to get the trade policy I've been fighting for for more than a decade! (About the rest of his agenda, no comment....

Donald Trump Won Voters Who Said Trade Costs Jobs

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of president-elect Donald Trump’s clearest messages during his campaign for the presidency was that international trade deals hur...

Latest TPP Peril: President Donald Trump

Lori Wallach | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

What happens next? At least as far as the TPP is considered, it's the call of House Speaker Paul Ryan. In the coming days he must decide whether to bring the TPP to a vote in the lame-duck Congress.

U.S. Stocks Jump After Trump Shock, Mexican Peso Falls

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics

New York, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, bouncing from a dramatic overnight sell-off as investors digested Donald Trump’s ...

Hillary Had Our Back. Now It's Time For Us To Have Hers.

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

We believe in Hillary Clinton's slogan: Stronger Together. It sounds like a union slogan to us.

Middle East: Iran on US Elections, Trump and Clinton

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Surprisingly, Iran's moderates, who use "softer" tone, have joined other Iranian leaders including the hardliners to criticize US elections and both t...

The Rabble Understands Trade Pretty Well

Brad Miller | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Brad Miller

There is no issue that has done more to fuel the unexpected success of anti-establishment candidates on the left and the right this year--Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump--than international trade.

Excluding Tobacco From Trade Agreements: The Wrong Way To Promote Policy Space

Simon Lester | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
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Simon Lester

If obligations are drafted precisely, and general exceptions included, international economic agreements should not interfere with domestic public policy.

Ten Ideas for the Next President for Dealing with China

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

How well the country navigates these rough waters will determine whether and when it fulfills its potential by combining the world's largest population, economy, and military.

Countering Terrorism: A Comprehensive Conceptual Framework, Case of Intellectuals and Mass Media

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In order to country terrorism more efficiently, it is critical to develop a conceptual framework for understanding and countering terrorism that encom...

The TPP And Free Trade: Time To Retake The English Language

Dean Baker | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

We will be bombarded with speeches and columns from President Obama and other illustrious figures telling us how it is important to approve the TPP for a variety of reasons. We can be certain that one of the reasons will be the inherent virtues of free trade. They will not be telling the truth.

Hillary Clinton's Vow to the 99%: "Our Economy Should Work for Everyone, Not Just Those at the Top"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

"Remember the 99%!" That could be Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's banner in the final stretch of this wretched "presidential" campaign. Insul...

As Deadline Looms, WikiLeaks Reveals Corporate Demands From The EU

Deborah James | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Deborah James

Today, for the first time, WikiLeaks released demands by the EU to lock in a wide list of services sectors to TISA's privatization and deregulation provisions, including public services in developing countries.

Iran Will Never Abandon Assad's State, Worst Humanitarian Tragedy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Syria is one of the worst catastrophic humanitarian tragedies of our generation. Iran's role in Syria has significantly impacted the direction, magnit...

How technology can help nations navigate the difficult path to food sovereignty

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.12.2016 | Technology
The Conversation Global

Bamidele Adekunle, University of Guelph As the movement of people across the world creates more multicultural societies, can trade help communities m...

Don't Let Trump's Awfulness Prevent A Real Debate On Trade Policy

Dean Baker | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Dean Baker

Donald Trump has espoused racist and misogynist views in his presidential campaign and throughout his life. For this reason, many people don't want to be associated in any way with him. This is a problem, since not everything he says is wrong, particularly when it comes to trade.

Rebuilding American Manufacturing: Memos to the Next President

Sridhar Kota | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Sridhar Kota

On January 20, 2017--after the speeches, parades, and parties end--the next president will sit down, start sifting through a seemingly endless trove of briefing binders, and begin making difficult decisions that will shape the future of the world.  

It's Time to Align Trade Deals With The Paris Climate Agreement

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The Paris Climate Agreement is now a reality. More than 55 countries representing over 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the...

Mike Pence Opposed Donald Trump's Trade Agenda For His Entire Career

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics

When Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was asked during Tuesday’s debate about the state of the economy, he went into a litany of GOP ...