Shadow Government

Did Obama’s Trade Agenda Just Quietly Run Out of Time?

It was just weeks ago that the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) passed after a perilous journey through the U.S. Congress. The episode prompted numerous reminders ...


Vladimir Putin’s Grapes of Wrath

As former Soviet republics develop closer ties with the West, 
Russia is pulling out all the stops to keep them in the fold. Amid this 
battle, Moldova’s wine industry has become the unlikeliest front.

The Cable

Here Are the Remaining Hurdles to Obama’s Massive Asia Trade Deal

Here are the remaining hurdles to President Obama getting his massive Asian trade deal done.

The Cable

Ahead of Friday Deadline, Conservatives Harden Opposition to the Export-Import Bank

The most conservative members of the Republican party are hardening opposition to the Export-Import Bank.

The Cable

Critics Question U.S. Motives for Upgrading Malaysia’s Human Trafficking Record

Human rights groups and Capitol Hill insiders blasted the Obama administration on Monday for taking Malaysia off its blacklist of countries with the worst human trafficking records.


China and Russia Lay Foundation for Massive Economic Cooperation

“Under this arrangement, China would be the bank and Russia would be the big gun.”


9 Ways the TPP Is Bad for Developing Countries

The TPP is supposed to create a level playing field for trade. Instead, it unfairly shackles developing economies.

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