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Trump Foreign Policy Like Others, Except for His Hyper-Nationalism

Daniel Williams | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Daniel Williams

Lots of the criticism, from both Republicans and Democrats, focuses on the supposed incoherence of Trump's ideas, as if coherence has been a hallmark of American foreign policy for the past 20 years.

Are Fair Trade Policies 'Extreme?' Is Clinton Ready for Trump On Trade?

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

This election will be at least partly, if not mostly, about trade. The consequences of decades of moving jobs out of the country are coming home to roost. People are fed up. This means Clinton needs to toughen up her trade policies -- and mean it.

Trump on Trade: Truth-less.

Jeremy Haft | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

To those who tuned in to Donald J. Trump's speech on foreign policy to hear precisely how he would make America economically great again, you're in luck. Trump stated clearly and repeatedly how he would deal with China's "economic assault on American jobs and wealth."

Clinton Won Big Tuesday Night. But Sanders Has Won Something Too.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is virtually certain to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. That was true before Tuesday night’s big wins in the Nort...

More Effort Needed to Pave Way for Cloud Computing Benefits

Victoria Espinel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Much has been written about the benefits of cloud computing. It's providing consumers, businesses, and governments quick, efficient and affordable acc...

How Obama is Benefiting Iran by the US-GCC Summit

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

"Reassuring" Saudi Arabia and other gulf nations about Iran's increasing presence was on the top of Obama's agenda visiting Saudi Arabia.

For Clinton To Beat Trump, She Must Toughen Up on Trade

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Trade and jobs are at the center of Trump's appeal. He rightly says China is killing us on trade and wrongly says that immigrants are taking people's jobs, but people believe it and people listen.

Denmark Creates More Than 60,000 Jobs in the U.S.

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Lars Gert Lose

"Contribute to growth and job creation in Denmark". That's how the first sentence begin in the performance contract I signed before going to Washington as Denmark's new ambassador to the United States.

The Invisibility of U.S. Oligarchs: The Case of Penny Pritzker

Sam Husseini | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Sam Husseini

Billionaire and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker came and went to the National Press Club with hardly a tough question on Monday.

Panama, Trade Agreement Promises & The TPP

Lori Wallach | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

With the presidential primary spotlighting a bipartisan trade revolt, defenders of our status quo trade policies are on the defensive. Their latest claim: the Panama Papers leak shows that the U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) with Panama fixed that nation's infamous tax haven conduct. An actual review of the data, however, shows that the FTA seems to have incentivized more tax haven activity in Panama, not less.

Iran's Islamic-Persian Imperialism Manifesting Through Hard Power: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.16.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's foreign policy has been unique in that regard; Iranian leaders' geopolitical, ideological and regional hegemonic ambitions have been consistent since the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

Khamenei Wants Western Businesses, but Lashes Out at the US

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Khamenei's swift method of blaming the U.S. for almost everything domestically, regionally or globally is classic and politically-driven. It does not adequately and fully address the question concerning why corporations are still reluctant to do business with Iran.

The Peru Trade Deal Turns 10: The Consequences of Irresponsible Trade Past, Present, and Future

Ilana Solomon | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

April 12th marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of a trade pact between the U.S. and Peru. This agreement was the first, and only, U.S. trade agreement that the Sierra Club did not oppose, as it was the first-ever to have a legally binding environment chapter.

Mexico Under Trump

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

For Mexico, the possibility -- however unlikely -- of a Trump presidency presents itself as a nightmare scenario since it directly threatens the two most critical dimensions of the bilateral relationship: immigration and trade.

Iran Attacks Americans On American Soil -- Cyber War, Cyberwarfare

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.10.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The Justice Department and federal prosecutors have portrayed that individuals linked to the Iranian government have attacked U.S. infrastructure, including a small dam 20 miles north of New York.

Iran Threatens the US and the Middle East: Stay Away from Our Redlines. Obama's Response?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

There used to be a time when the Islamic Republic showed some discretion with regards to its regional hegemonic and ideological ambitions, or skirting and breaching international laws.

Bernie Sanders Says He Would Renegotiate NAFTA, Not Violate it

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

If elected president, Bernie Sanders would not simply ignore the trade deals he has called "disastrous," but would instead renegotiate them with partn...

What American Jews Need

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

A faith resource rooted in eliciting positions on justice from the Hebrew canon can be a positive stepping stone for dialogue between diverse populations seeking pathways to relieve global cleavages.

Emerging Technology Enables Serious Collectors to Trade Digital Art Securely

Adam James Butcher | Posted 04.11.2016 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

Only very recently has the digital medium caught up with more traditional approaches in its ability to be valued seriously by collectors. Up until now, a digital piece of artwork could easily be downloaded copied and shared inconsiderately, making ownership a bit of a sham.

This Is A Really Dumb Way To Fix Poverty

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

Poverty is what happens when people do not have enough money to live decently. It's a difficult problem to solve if there aren't any other people who ...

The Factory Vote in the Badger State

Scott Paul | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

If you're not yet sold on a candidate, I don't blame you. We've heard the same in 2012, '08, and '04, but the trends have continued. Despite all of the campaign promises otherwise, factory jobs are still disappearing.

A Trade Deal for the 21st Century: An Alternative to the TPP

Dean Baker | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

There can be large benefits to countries from trading, and there is no doubt that the United States is enormously richer as a result of international trade. But that hardly means that everyone was benefitted by the patterns of trade over the last three decades, nor is it a reason to support the TPP.

Iran Reciprocates US's Favor by Increasing Anti-Americanism and Warmongering in the Middle East

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

From the US government's perspective, the rules of the nation-state systems and existing international norms suggest that if the US does a favor for a country (in this case, the Islamic Republic), Tehran will absolutely reciprocate.

John Ratzenberger - American Made

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 04.02.2016 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

At the end of the day, John Ratzenberger says that his passion in life is simple, it's America. He wants to bring back improvisation, real fame, creators, and those who are willing to fall and get back up, because these are the roots upon which America was built.

International Trade Issues of the U.S. Election

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

Free international trade has come under sharp attack by presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders for causing billon of dollars of unfavorable trade balance, unemployment and lower economic growth in the United States most notably by China, Japan and Mexico.