Last night, as part of the Chicago and the World Forum, Ian Bremmer proclaimed that the most important region of the world for US foreign policy was Asia.
A guest post from Fredrik Erixon on the TTIP negotiations.
Those who enjoy sports will be familiar with the rhythm of a season. The global trade agenda is entering an analogous critical stage.
Yutaka Harada, an expert at the Tokyo Foundation and Waseda University, summarizes his view of why Japan needs the TPP.
A filibuster-busting 60 US senators last month sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and US Trade Representative Michael Froman asking for new enforceable rules in trade agreements to attack currency manipulation. A majority of House members signed a similar letter in June.
This was to be the morning when we received the bill for last month’s government shutdown shenanigans.
In recent months, heightened by revelations regarding the United States’ global surveillance and data gathering operations, data privacy has become one of the most contentious policy issues dividing the United States and its European trade negotiation partners.
Former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt on the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Europeans have reacted to accusations of US spying with revulsion.
An analysis by the Asian Development Bank said that the TPP “risks collapsing and producing a series of bilateral deals if the 12 nations involved cannot reach agreement…”
A guest post from Hugh Stephens, Executive in Residence, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, on the rapid growth of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Once upon a time, economic matters were seen as peripheral in global affairs.