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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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Mexico’s Energy Reforms Become Law

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A Primer on the U.S. Export-Import Bank and What Brookings Experts Are Saying about Its Reauthorizat

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Renewing and Expanding Trade Opportunities in Africa

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Regional Integration and AGOA: A Conversation with the African Development Bank’s Moono Mupotola

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Highlights from Brookings's Business and Innovation in Africa Event

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As U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Begins, Key Members of Congress Say AGOA Must Be Reauthorized

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Africa in the News: The U.S. Prepares for Africa Summit; AGOA Renewal Discussions Begin; Global Prec

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U.S. Trade Rep. Froman: Trade Works for Development when Benefits Broadly Shared

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Piketty Got It Right (At Least Most of It)

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Africa in the News: New Rwandan Prime Minister Appointed and Ghana Protests over Depreciating Cedi

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The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Deepening Trade and Commercial Ties

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Wichita Looks to China for Aviation Trade Boost

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Africa in the News: Hollande Visits the Ivory Coast, South Africa Raises Interest Rate, and Bond Sal

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Revising AGOA: Enhancing Regional Integration and Building Trade Capacity

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Africa in the News: African Companies Dubbed “Local Dynamos” of Emerging Markets; EU Sanctions South

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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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