Does the US-Japan Impasse Spell Doom for TPP?

posted by Brendan Connell on April 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm


With top US trade negotiators failing to reach a complete agreement with Japan over any of the most contentious trade issues, many are left feeling a sense of cynicism regarding the precious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But does that necessarily mean that TPP will be ultimately run off its tracks?

US Trade in One Map

posted by Brendan Connell on March 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

US trade flows by partner country

Ever wonder what trade really looks like between the US and its top trading partners? This easy-to-read map gives the basics.

Risk of Russia’s space tie-ins emerge with Crimea crisis

posted by August Cole on March 26, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Russian President Putin at the G20 Summit.

Many of Russia’s tie-ins with the U.S. space program are well known. A lesser-known connection in the military space world is America’s reliance on Russian rocket engines for the Atlas V rocket.

Is there a Strategic Case for Gas Exports: Yes, and it starts with Ambition on the Trade Agenda

posted by Andrew Holland on March 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm


Licensing exports of natural gas would help America strategically – but this is not really about the gas, it is about American support for free trade. The real “weapon” we should be talking about is not natural gas exports: it is the power of free and open markets.

Is US Trade Keeping You Safe at Night?

posted by Brendan Connell on March 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm

DHS flag image

To further US national security interests, trade policy should be intended to enhance political and diplomatic ties—not just economic ones.

The Secret Trade Contest in North America

posted by Brendan Connell on March 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

Courtesy Government of Canada

Just two days ago, Canada celebrated its first ever trade deal in the Asian region by linking up with South Korea. But the new Canada-Korea FTA may also be symbolic of a trade “contest” with the US to see who can capture more of foreign markets for themselves.