Gold, Oil, and Cigarettes: How an Obscure Trade Provision Protects the World’s Biggest Companies

Investor-state provisions in free trade agreements allow companies to arbitrate disputes with governments outside of local courts.

Shadow Government

Republicans Must Support Free Markets and Fast Track

If the Republican brand stands for anything at all, it's a belief in free markets. Advancing free trade agreements has the added benefit of spreading ...


The Geopolitical Stakes of America’s Trade Policy

Why trade matters more than ever for U.S. national security.


Putin’s Kalashnikov Diplomacy Gets a Win in Egypt

The Russian leader was in Cairo Tuesday for meetings with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and presented the former general with a modest gift: a Kalashnikov assault rifle.


The Looming U.S.-India Trade War

All seems simpatico between New Delhi and Washington. But with the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the horizon, tensions between the two are certain to boil over.


Suffocating Congo’s War

Rules imposed by Dodd-Frank are cutting off a critical source of funding for armed groups that have plagued the country for more than 20 years.


As Serbian influence creeps back into Kosovo, protests have rocked the young nation

As Serbian influence creeps back into Kosovo, protests have rocked the young nation -- and may bring its government to a grinding halt.


How Dodd-Frank Is Failing Congo

The campaign to stop conflict minerals is supposed to be protecting people’s lives in one of the most fragile parts of Africa. In fact, it seems to be doing the opposite.

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