The African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) is an important U.S. law signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2000. AGOA is set to expire in 2015. At the African Growth and Economic Development Summit at USC earlier this month, I encouraged everyone interested in … Continue reading
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. (Aug.5-7) and the African Growth and Economic Development (AGED) Summit in Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 7-9) highlighted the economic potential of African countries. Despite Africa’s high levels of economic growth and positive performance … Continue reading
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In the last few months, President Obama has had a difficult time getting support for his trade agenda. This is evident by key leaders in his own party who did not vote to grant him trade promotion authority. Additionally, there … Continue reading
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The politics of many international negotiations can usefully be conceived as a two-level game. At the national level, domestic groups pursue their interests by pressuring the government to adopt favorable policies and politicians seek power by constructing coalitions among these … Continue reading