trans-pacific partnership
How Obama Took Foreign Policy Forward — And Back

How Obama Took Foreign Policy Forward — And Back

For Obama supporters, the last eight years have been a victory of wise leadership over the forces of darkness in Congress and the world at large. For critics of the outgoing president, Obama could do no right as he plunged the United States into the worst crisis in...

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How Obama’s Legacy Lost the Elections for Hillary

How Obama’s Legacy Lost the Elections for Hillary

If there's one certainty that emerged in the 2016 elections, it was that Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat stemmed from her loss of four so-called "Rust Belt" states: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, which had previously been Democratic strongholds, and Ohio,...

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The TPP Can Still Be Stopped

The TPP Can Still Be Stopped

Despite the best efforts of activists, public scholars, and countless others throughout the world, the U.S. and trade ministers from 11 other Pacific Rim nations announced recently that they'd reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP — a massive new...

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The Moral Case Against the TPP

The Moral Case Against the TPP

This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  Pope Francis waxed radical on a number of big issues during his recent speech to the U.S. Congress, where he condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror...

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Where the TPP Could Lose

Where the TPP Could Lose

After years of secret negotiations and silence in the media, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has risen to headline news. Now that Congress has voted to give President Obama “fast-track” trade promotion authority to push the deal through the House and Senate with...

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The Moral Case Against the TPP

Congress Can — and Should — Declassify the TPP

One of the most controversial aspects of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the fact that the Obama administration has tried to impose a public blockade on the text of the draft agreement. When Congress votes on whether to grant the president "fast-track...

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The Apology Olympics

The Apology Olympics

Imagine an international event sometime in the near future known as the Apology Games. It's held every four years and features teams of professional diplomats, politicians, and conflict resolution specialists (with a few actors thrown into the mix). There are many...

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