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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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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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RTA Exchange Platform Presented at WTO

This week I had a chance to present at the World Trade Organization (WTO) the draft online platform of RTA Exchange, a new global forum for dialogue on regional trade agreements I conceptualized in 2012-13 as theme leader of the … Continue reading

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Five Coming Geo-Commercial Game Changers

From Ideas Lab, 27 December 2013: The discord in Bali only highlighted the role of regional trade agreements as the center of gravity in world trade. There are two ways to look at the WTO’s agreement in Bali on trade … Continue reading

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‘Aid for e-Trade’ Accelerates e-Commerce Revolution

From Ideas Lab, 27 November 2013 http://www.ideaslaboratory.com/2013/11/27/aid-for-e-trade-accelerates-e-commerce-revolution/ A new global public-private drive to catalyze e-commerce would boost U.S. exports and global development – and save the WTO Sidelined by the proliferation of regional trade agreements, the World Trade Organization (WTO) … Continue reading

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Why TAFTA is Even Better than NAFTA

From Foreign Policy, 13 February 2013 http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/02/13/the_case_for_tafta_us_europe_free_trade Why Obama’s call for a free trade agreement between the United States and Europe could be a game-changer. As U.S. President Barack Obama opens his second term, America’s trade policy is showing signs … Continue reading

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The Surprise End Game in Global Trade

From VoxEU, 20 December 2012 http://www.voxeu.org/article/surprise-end-game-global-trade Free trade agreements are now the centre of gravity in global commerce. This column says they are also the likeliest pathway to multilateral trade liberalisation. With the US negotiating two mega deals – the … Continue reading

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