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The Trans-Pacific Partnership – Webinar Segment 2

Elliot J. Feldman conducted a webinar for The Knowledge Group on January 8, 2016 on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Set out below is the essential text of Dr. Feldman’s presentation for segment 2 of that webinar. ...more

The Pivot To Asia And The Inevitable Failure Of The Trans-Pacific Partnershps

TPP negotiators have been through more than twenty negotiating rounds since 2010, meeting in ten different countries. We could spend a lot of time on the details. Businesses have lobbied their particular interests, trying to...more

Comments on An Environmental Goods Agreement

The Office of the United States Trade Representative, in the Federal Register of March 28, 2014 on behalf of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, requested comments and issued notice of a public hearing on negotiations for a...more

The Trade Muddle: A Primer

Which comes first, TPP (the “Trans-Pacific Partnership”) or TPA (“Trade Promotion Authority”)? Alphabetically, and logically, TPA. Strategically, TPP. Politically, neither is likely to come at all. Nor, then, is TTIP the...more

The United States & China: Twenty-First Century Rivals Or Friends??

The Obama Administration has referred to Sino-American relations as the most important bilateral international relationship of the twenty-first century. Obama’s “pivot” to Asia, however, has created a central question: Is the...more

CFIUS Annual Report Shows Increased Focus on Chinese Investment

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), the inter-agency group that conducts national security reviews of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses, recently issued its Annual Report to Congress for...more

Healing More Important Than Dealing in The Pacific

Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea, Japan, and China during the first week of December was to have been about bilateral issues with each country, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) with South Korea and...more

TPP, TTIP, And Congress: The Elephant In The Room

The Washington trade policy community is buzzing over the two largest international trade negotiations since the effective collapse of the Doha multilateral trade round. The buzz may be even louder in foreign capitals....more

American Suspicions Could Deter Chinese Investment

Chinese officials have long complained about American national security reviews, insisting they are an obstacle to Chinese investment in the United States....more

So What's The Big Idea?

The discovery and development of economically efficient means to extract shale oil and gas, “fracking,” is undermining efforts to reduce the use of hydrocarbons because alternative energy production, especially through solar...more

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