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The Cuban Market Mirage

It’s a safe bet that neither Cy Tokmakjian or Stephen Purvis will be attending a Brookings Institution event next week on doing business in Cuba. Canadian and British businessmen, respectively, they ...

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Obama’s Asia Trade Deal Might Pass the Senate. It’s Not Looking So Good in the House.

An unlikely alliance of lawmakers, labor union, and the Tea Party could sink Obama's Asia trade bill in the House.

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Time to Ask Hillary Clinton the Tough Questions

The media has been understandably preoccupied with how various Republican candidates for president have sought to explain their positions on Iraq circa 2002. That is ...

The Cable

An Ohio Free Trade Champion Just Introduced a Measure That Could Kill the TPP

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is a free trade champion. But he's introduced a measure that could kill a massive Asian trade partnership.

Shadow Government

How ‘Top Gun’ Explains the TPA Trade Bill

I admit freely that I have an unusual way of winding down at night. Often I do so by watching either the first or last ...

Shadow Government

The Blocked Fast Track Trade Bill is a Foreign Policy Disaster

The Senate just dealt a serious blow to U.S. trade policy. Nominally, it was a procedural measure on whether to proceed to a vote on ...

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Senate Democrats Deal Setback to Obama’s Pacific Trade Plan

Effort to ‘fast track’ trade pact fails to clear important hurdle.

Shadow Government

The Rocky Road to Passing Trade Promotion Authority

The bipartisan push for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is akin to epic dramas where competing leaders set aside their quarrels to join forces ...

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Who Will Win the U.S. Trade Game?

For U.S. trade policy, the game is now afoot. The question is whether trade enthusiasts or skeptics will be ahead when the buzzer sounds. One ...

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