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Seizing Opportunity in a Post-TPP World

Stephen S. Roach YaleGlobal, 1 December 2016
Trump dismisses TPP, but could pursue another big opportunity – the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty
NEW HAVEN : The demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the final nail in the coffin of global trade liberalization.... now that US President-elect Donald Trump has signaled his intent to have the United States withdraw from TPP – signed, but not ratified, after eight years of tortuous negotiations among 12 nations – there can be little doubt of the seismic cracks in the postwar global order. The kneejerk reaction is to presume that China will quickly fill the void. More >

Wanted: Equal Opportunity Globalization

Branko Milanovic YaleGlobal, 29 November 2016
Populists blame Asia’s high growth rates for economic woes rather than policies that reinforce inequality at home

Russia Wants to Remake Globalization in Its Own Image

Richard Weitz YaleGlobal, 24 November 2016
Globalization is under assault, claims Russia, from a Western-dominated world order with benefits limited to a few

In the News

Erika Solomon and Geoff Dyer
Financial Times, 2 December 2016
Such talks, if underway, sideline the United States
Sonali Prasad, Jason Burke, Michael Slezak and Oliver Milman
The Guardian, 2 December 2016
The US Export-Import Bank spent more than $30 billion on fossil-fuel projects since 2008
BBC News, 1 December 2016
UN Security Council holds emergency meeting, but threat of Russian veto prevents action
Pamela Constable
The Washington Post, 1 December 2016
The government confronts instability and US leadership transition
Robinson Meyer
The Atlantic, 30 November 2016
Withdrawal could invite international backlash

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