Geopolitical Weekly TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 – 03:05 By George Friedman The United States announced new sanctions on seven Russian government officials April 28. A long-used tactic, sanctions can yield unpredictable effects or have no effect at all, depending upon how … Continue reading
The way to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. (The TPP includes the three North American countries as well as other countries through the Asia Pacific region.) At least that was … 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
The United States’ efforts to increase exports, boost productivity and gain additional access to foreign markets has resulted in its entry into two large region-wide free trade negotiations. Per the request of one of ITE’s readers, this post will provide … Continue reading