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Top 5 Trade Policies to Follow in 2015: An Update

In January, I highlighted five key U.S. trade policies to watch this year. A little more than half way through the year, there have been a number of significant advancements. In other policies mentioned, progress has been slow. These trade … Continue reading

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Why the US Trade Policy toward Africa Needs an Upgrade

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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The U.S. Opts for Ineffective Sanctions on Russia

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

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Top Two Reasons Why Congress is Slow to Give President Obama Fast Track Authority

There is one thing that the majority of Republican congress members and President Obama agree on–renewal of fast track authority, also referred to as trade promotion authority. That same support has failed to come across the aisle from the majority of … Continue reading

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The Domestic Side of International Trade Negotiations

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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

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