posted by Brendan Connell on February 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm
Paul Krugman’s recent column in the NY Times called the economic effects of TPP overstated, saying that failed TPP negotiations would be “no big deal”. But should we be restricting the utility of US trade within the bounds of just pure economics?
posted by Brendan Connell on February 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a preferential trade program designed to promote trade and development in one of the most poverty-stricken regions of the world. It’s an imperfect program and its benefit to the US economy is almost trivial. But there is a catch: It’s immensely important for US national security.
posted by Brendan Connell on February 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm
The American Security Project’s event on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was far from being your typical free trade debate. Together, Peter Rashish and Paul Adamson took a more holistic perspective of the proposed agreement, covering everything from concerns over regulatory policy all the way to the US geoeconomic interests at stake with TTIP.
posted by August Cole on February 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm
Creativity counts more than ever, as our irregular adversaries have shown. Peer rivals will also want confront the U.S. on their terms, not ours.
posted by Brendan Connell on February 20, 2014 at 2:51 pm
As is the case among negotiating TPP members, the existence of overlapping FTAs can be vastly complex and confusing. So just how “tangled” is Pacific trade and why should this matter to American businesses?
posted by Brendan Connell on February 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Many see TPP as a menace and an archetype for the harmful effects of globalization. But there are actually three major cracks in the armor of TPP critics.