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The Yuan Standard; Internationalization and Impending Inclusion in SDRs

Paper explores internationalization of the Yuan and its impending inclusion in Special Drawing Rights.  By Alex Davis.  (07/14/2015)

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US-Cuba thaw stepping stone to expanded Latin America trade

Given the shift in U.S.-Cuba relations, the April 2015 Summit of the Americas may serve as a significant stepping stone to expanded trade relations. By Brian Daigle. (Global Risk Insights, 12/26/2014)

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EU-China Trade Hampered by EU Divisions

The unbalanced China-EU business relationship can be seen as the outcome of a divided EU and an opportunistic China. But there is scope for improvement. By Nicolas Jenny. (Global Risk Insights, 12/21/2014)

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The Democratic Attack on Free Trade Agreements

Author critiques Democratic efforts against Free Trade Agreements. By Erik Lindell. (01/04/2011)
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OPEC and Latin America: Challenges in Venezuela and Ecuador as Trinidad Summit Looms

Examination of Venezuela and Ecuador's relationship with OPEC, and their challenges in managing oil production and revenue. By Adam Kott. (IA-Forum, 04/15/2009
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IA-Forum Interview: Prof. Wu Xinbo

International Affairs Forum speaks with Professor Wu Xinbo about issues regarding China and Asia. By Stefan Daniels. (IA-Forum, 03/23/2007)
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IA-Forum Interview: Trade Specialist Barry Schumacher

Barry Schumacher, former Director of Intergovernmental Relations for Puerto Rico's Federal Affairs Administration and advisor on trade issues to Senator Bob Graham, talks to IA-Forum about international trade issues. By Jasen Zubcevik. (9/8/2004)
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View from Bulgaria: A Brief Look at Preparing for EU Accession and the Euro

Overview of Bulgaria and its preparation for accession into the EU and adoption of the Euro. By Desislava S. Chausheva. (IA-Forum, 7/26/2004)
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Terrorism, wildlife trafficking, and Obama’s Africa trip

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A conversation on President Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia

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An unfinished agenda: The progress of U.S.-backed economic development goals in Africa

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China's rise as a regional and global power enters a new phase

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Africa Policy Dialogue on the Hill Beyond Borders: U.S. Investment and Foreign Assistance Working Re

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Science and technology agreements deserve more attention in trade promotion

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Greece, the non-obvious lesson of a crisis

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Comment investissent les entreprises d’Etat chinoises

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EU-China Summit: What happens when the U.S. isn’t watching

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Did the Arab Spring democratize corruption?

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AGOA: Now to the Democrats

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AGOA: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

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Understanding the importance of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

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Metro freight series: Global goods trade and metropolitan economies

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Africa in the News: Tripartite FTA established, House reauthorizes AGOA, and AU summit convenes

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EDITORIALS
America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense

Author argues that China’s surpluses are not driving America’s deficits and presents misperceptions about exchange rates and China's growth. By Yukon Huang. (06/18/2012)
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Climate Smart Aid Is Anything But

International organizations like the World Bank and the UN are supposed to help the world’s poor. Fully convinced about doing good by curbing carbon emissions, they are pushing an anti-development agenda that has direct, negative effects on human welfare. By William Yeatman. (05/25/2009)
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What the World Needs from the London Summit

A look ahead at the G20 Summit and an analysis of what it is hoped will be gained from it. By Andrew Pickering. (IA-Forum, 03/30/2009)
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Fear Stalks The Andes

Congress, wary of negotiated deals that open wider the doors to international commerce, surprises only when it approves Free Trade Agreements. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio accuses Free Trade of all sorts of evils. One wonders why trade at all then... By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published at Forbes.com, 12/14/2007)
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The Western Roots of the New Econo-nationalism

Discusses the author’s concept of ‘econo-nationalism’ - xenophobia in matters having to do with international trade. By Richard Neil Lorenc. (03/18/2007)
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How can the U.S fix the ever-increasing Trade Deficit with China?

Author discusses U.S.-China trade deficit and argues for possible tarriff action. By Tonya Jones. (12/22/2006)
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Defeat Terror With Trade

The United States can burnish its credentials as "exemplar of freedom" in the world by explaining that economic freedom as exemplified by free trade is the first, possibly best "weapon" against terror. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published at Forbes, 09/15/06)
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