Category Archives: White House

Is Africa the Next Economic Success Story?

President Barack Obama completed his three-country trip to the continent of Africa. He began in Senegal where he focused on democracy and finished in Tanzania discussing trade. So what does Africa mean for the United States? Africa may have significant economic … Continue reading

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End to Antigua-US Gambling Services Dispute In Sight?

Last year, I published a piece titled, Small States and Compliance Bargaining in the WTO: An analysis of the Antigua-US Gambling Services Case. The article highlights the ability of  a small Caribbean country, Antigua and Barbuda (referred to as Antigua), to successfully challenge … Continue reading

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US-EU Trade in Historical Perspective: Kennedy and Nixon

In his 2013 State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States would enter into trade talks with the European Union. Talks for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement are expected to begin by … Continue reading

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Beware of the Consequences of the Fiscal Cliff Package

As a result of the fiscal cliff deal, portions of the farm bill set to expire in 2012 were extended until September 2013. Now, the U.S. Congress has nine months to finalize a new farm bill that would support the … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff, Farm Subsidies and Foreign Trade

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and House Speaker John Boehner went on the Sunday talk shows to discuss President Obama’s proposal to avoid a fiscal cliff at the end of this year. President Obama presented his plan to Republicans on Thursday. … Continue reading

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