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How Can We Revitalize America’s Global Competitiveness?

Today I had the honor to speak on a panel “Power Play: How Can We Revitalize America’s Global Competitiveness?” at the Pacific Council’s members’ weekend. It was a terrific debate – below are my opening remarks and some conclusions: U.S. … Continue reading

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New thought leadership on digital trade: reforming trade policies, customs regulations, and development solutions for the global digital economy

Disruptive digital technologies — the cloud and digitization, ecommerce, 3D printing, big data, holograms, Internet of Everything, peer-to-peer lending, virtual currencies, and so on — are revolutionizing the economics of global trade and production. They are empowering corporations to dramatically … Continue reading

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Will Globalization Be Obama’s Greatest Foreign Policy Legacy?

This article appeared in Zocalo on 29 December 2014: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2014/12/29/will-globalization-be-obamas-greatest-foreign-policy-legacy/ideas/nexus A President Who Came Into Office a Free Trade Skeptic Is Now on the Brink of Brokering Two Big Deals Battered by crises and maligned by critics, globalization is regaining momentum. … Continue reading

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Aid for eTrade – Accelerating the Global eCommerce Revolution

Some days ago I presented at CSIS a new paper, Aid for eTrade – Accelerating the Global eCommerce Revolution, that I wrote as CSIS Adjunct Fellow with the support of eBay. The paper argues that a quiet revolution is taking place … Continue reading

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New Face of Globalization: Online Shoppers and Sellers

As the world economy digitizes, patterns and players in trade are changing. According to U.S. Census Bureau, the total online transactions in the U.S. grew from $3 trillion in 2006 to $5.4 trillion in 2012, to about a third of … Continue reading

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How 3D Printing Will Overhaul Globalization as We Know It

Thought to open the curtain a bit on my next book – here are some pieces: In the early 1980s, an engineer named Chuck Hull approached his boss with an idea: to build a machine that printed out objects you … Continue reading

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Coming Apart: WTO fiasco highlights urgency for the U.S. to lead the global trading system

India’s torpedoing last week the WTO’s trade facilitation agreement, struck at the last minute between the United States and India in the December 2013 WTO Ministerial in Bali, is a death blow to the world body and adds to growing … Continue reading

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