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Trump and Trade: The Perils for Agriculture

Trump and Trade: The Perils for Agriculture

The news is full of efforts to read the tea leaves of incoming President Trump’s startling and somewhat erratic pronouncements on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA was a bad deal, he says, and as a consummate dealmaker, he will tear up the...

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State of the Empire in 2015

State of the Empire in 2015

The Obama administration has never been one for grand State of the Union addresses. And once the commentariat has had its fun picking apart the subtle jabs, the applause lines, the body language, and whatever else, there's often not a whole lot of oxygen left to dig...

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What a GOP Senate Means for Obama’s Foreign Policy

What a GOP Senate Means for Obama’s Foreign Policy

Who ever heard of a flock of hawks? After the sweeping Republican midterm victories, that’s what will descend on Washington come January for the 114th Congress. What does this mean for the future of the United States and its much debated role overseas? Though a few...

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The Free-Trade Regime: Oligarchy in Action

The Free-Trade Regime: Oligarchy in Action

The United States is not really a democracy. That’s the (simplified) conclusion of a recent study from Princeton University. Instead, economic elites and special interest groups enjoy tremendous sway in Washington, while “the preferences of the average American appear...

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Trading Away Democracy

Trading Away Democracy

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com. Earlier this month in Brussels, U.S. and EU negotiators held a fourth round of secret talks on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The agreement would...

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