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Qua Vadis, Transatlantic Values?

Aylin Unver Noi | Posted 02.08.2017 | World
Aylin Unver Noi

The 70-year Transatlantic alliance between the United States and the Europe was formed around common values and norms that demanded commitment not jus...

Trump and the Coming Death of Multilateralism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
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...

Like the Nordic Model? Embrace Free Trade

Kai Mykkänen | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Kai Mykkänen

The American left's admiration for the Nordic societies is legitimate but somewhat misconstrued. It's about free markets, not big state. This is an important point that warrants closer attention in the middle of the U.S. presidential campaign.

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...

Trade Deal Predicted To Spell Economic Disaster For UK And Europe Hangs In The Balance

Mark Dearn | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

After tens of thousands of people once more took to the streets of Europe to protest secret trade deals this week, the EU faces a critical moment tomorrow (Friday).

From Exploiter to Exploited: China's Offensive in Europe by Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.26.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A review of Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre's new book China's Offensive in Europe By David Wemer Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre's brie...

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.

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, ...

#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.

Why We Should Abandon TTIP Now

Daily Pnut | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Daily Pnut

The day before Obama visited Hannover to make a renewed push for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) thousands of people took to the streets of the German city to take part in a pre-emptive protest against the deal.

Another Secret 'Trade' Deal Leaks, Shows Corporations Still Control Trade Process

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

The TPP negotiations took place in a secret process dominated by the giant multinational corporations, and the final agreement is waiting to be approved or rejected by Congress - probably during the "lame duck" session, because that is when members are least likely to be held accountable for their votes.

Let's Be Honest About Trade Agreements and Domestic Regulation

Simon Lester | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
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Simon Lester

The latest leak of documents related to an ongoing trade negotiation, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), provides an opportunity for an honest assessment of the question of how modern trade agreements affect domestic regulation.

Greenpeace Leaks U.S.-EU Trade Deal Documents

Reuters | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

A sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards, Gree...

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

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 04.23.2017 | 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 Left and the Right Should Unite for Trade

Thomas Lahey | Posted 04.09.2017 | Politics
Thomas Lahey

For the first time in a long time, both major party nominees for the U.S. Presidential election are opposed to free trade deals. Both Hillary Clinton ...

The Year of Trade Deals: A Sensible Debate

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.22.2017 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Why trade and why now? Not since the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995 has international trade received as much public attention as we have observed over the past several months.

TTIP and TPP -- A Threat to Latin America?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.22.2017 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.

Little known Canada trade deal a major threat to British taxpayers

Mark Dearn | Posted 03.04.2017 | Politics
Mark Dearn

A trade deal with Canada - what's to worry about, it surely doesn't seem all that bad, does it? Yet, lurking in the text of a seemingly innocuous dea...

How the World Looks From the Russian Perspective

Sergey Karaganov | Posted 02.15.2017 | World
Sergey Karaganov

MOSCOW -- The era that began with the end of the Second World War is now over. That period was characterized by a relatively orderly and stable system of confrontation. In fact, the end of the Cold War did not mean the emergence of a new order. There was a hope that the main centers of power would establish relations based largely on cooperation. Instead, an attempt was made to build a unipolar world, which predictably failed. To all appearances, the world is now being swept by a wave of turbulence and fierce competition, if not a struggle of all against all.

A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

A Push for TTIP

Mikael Damberg | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Mikael Damberg

Sweden has a long tradition of promoting free and open trade. Our prosperity as a nation has extensively been built upon our trade with the rest of the world.

Britain's Ambassador Offers Tips On How To Nurture That 'Special Relationship'

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the four years he served as the United Kingdom's ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott stored up a lot of positive me...

Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.22.2016 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...

2015: A Year in Review on Trade and the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 12.17.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Let's review 2015's trade-and-environment highlight reel -- which demonstrates why 2016 must be the year to stop harmful trade pacts and build a new model of trade that supports communities, our environment and climate.

Converging Crises and Opportunities

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

On a ruined planet there can be no development or justice, peace or security, functioning economies, markets or states. Can we mature into responsible global citizens fast enough and stop living at the expense of our children and all future generations of life?