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Global Governance Gets a New Image

Indra Adnan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Indra Adnan

If you have never heard of Simon Anholt, don't own up to it. Some call him a political entrepreneur, others a global image consultant -- I see him more as a nation therapist, helping countries and more lately, cities, find themselves and their place in the world.

SOTU, TPP, TAFTA -- WTF?

Lori Wallach | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Did you notice the two rabid skunks President Obama unleashed at the State of the Union picnic?

Zach Carter

Obama Pushes Controversial Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to urge the United States to pass two key trade agreements, inc...

Fix the Trade Deficit, Fix the Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Yet another report is out showing how the trade deficit is costing us millions of jobs and hurting our economy. This is a real problem that is hurting people, hurting communities, hurting our tax base and hurting our ability to make a living in the future.

How the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement Can Succeed

András Simonyi | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpgThere is a buzz, even excitement in the Atlantic community. Europe and America are bracing for a Comprehensive (Free) Trade Agreement (TAFTA).

Why the Trade in Ivory Must Be Banned

Chantal Lyons | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Chantal Lyons

Since the economic ascent of China does not look likely to falter anytime soon, there is only one way to save elephants from extinction by poaching: a complete and permanent global ban on the trade of ivory.

Latest WTO Lunacy: Poker and Piracy Together at Last

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Lori Wallach

On Monday the World Trade Organization (WTO) officially authorized Caribbean nation Antigua to sell $21 million in "pirated" U.S.-copyrighted music, films and computer programs in retaliation for the United States failing to comply with a 2005 WTO order to allow online gambling here. Say what?

Why a Reinvented Transatlantic Economic Relationship Is Needed to Cope With the Economic Crisis

Angelo Federico Arcelli | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Angelo Federico Arcelli

Whilst in Europe there is little understanding of the governance issues that prevent the U.S. from arriving at a quick solution of its main economic issues, in the U.S. there lingers an air of doubt about the determination and decisions of the Eurozone leaders.

A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services

Robert Holleyman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

Last week U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced the Administration's intention to start talks on an International Services Agreement (ISA) with Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and more than a dozen other trading partners.

If You Want to Reform Something, Reform the Trade Agreements

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

We could have trade agreements that lift and protect working people, protect the environment and encourage democracy. But only if people learn about this and speak up.

Brazil and China: Different Paths to Riches in Africa

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 01.22.2013 | World
Yuliya Neyman

Brazil and China both have a strong geopolitical incentive to establish a worldwide influence, and to be seen as benevolent powers in lesser-developed nations. Africa, which has until recently been all but ignored by U.S. investors, presents the most logical opportunity.

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy

Ilana Solomon | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Trade and investment rules can threaten the environment and the health of communities. Governments must be able to put in place clean energy and other policies that protect communities and the environment without trade rules getting in the way.

The Walmart Corruption Scandal: Watershed Moment for Mexico?

Jenik Radon, Esq. | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Jenik Radon, Esq.

Will he take up the fight and turn the Walmart scandal into a catalyst for reform? President Peña must give life to his anti-corruption agenda.

Economies Go Alternative

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

If you live in Greece or Spain or even in parts of the United States, that nasty gurgling sound is the economy going down the drain. The official economy, that is -- the one that gets tracked by the accountants and tax officials and economists who feature in the media every day.

Getting High... With a Little Help From Our Friends

Ed Gerwin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Interestingly, Antares' initial cargo will include small satellites built by NASA from globally sourced smartphones. But Antares should also remind us that, when it comes to America's role in the connected global economy, we also need to act on some weighty issues here on Earth.

From Asia, With jobs

Barry Glassner | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
Barry Glassner

The benefits from our Asia relationship are more common, and they're arriving every day -- the culture, the talent, the career and economic opportunities, and the jobs.

Upstart Coffee Chain To Duel Starbucks

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Latino Voices

* Mexican cafe chain sets sights on U.S. market * Coffee consumption in Mexico up nearly 20 pct 2005-2010 By David Alire...

Say "Yes" to Nation-Building in the United States and EU

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

The Obama administration should say "yes" to the European Union's (EU's) invitation to do some nation-building here in America while at the same time helping our indispensible ally--Europe--and boosting family incomes.

US-India Relations Under the Second Obama Administration

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Obama's enduring popularity within India, close relationship with Manmohan Singh, and widespread support amongst the Indian-American community are just some of the distinctive factors that will help ensure ties with New Delhi remain robust and continue to grow over the next four years.

Revolutionary Services

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If services are getting bigger as a share of GDPs and jobs, productivity increases in the former are fundamental for income growth and development.

Latin America 2013: A Look Ahead

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eric Farnsworth

Finance Minister Guido Mantega continues to decry what he considers a currency war perpetrated on Brazil by the U.S. Federal Reserve's loose money policies.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Caught Between Economic Philosophy And Swing State Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday promoted a USA Today op-ed published online by Hal Sperlich, the former president of Chrysler Corporation, endorsing ...

India's Recent Trade Policies Put Domestic, International Growth at Risk

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

All innovative companies should be deeply concerned about India's recently announced trade practices. Open markets and respect for IP are key to ensuring American innovators can continue to develop new products.

China: $4 Trillion in Dirty Money Should Worry Us All

Raymond Baker | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Raymond Baker

The world cannot afford to let China collapse into a pit of corruption and civil unrest. The result would be a disaster.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama And Romney Spar On China, Trade Despite Similar Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just two weeks left before the November election, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are trea...