Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (School of Public Policy).

International Judicial Institutions and Global Trade Disputes — Some Favorable Developments.

       Significant events concerning global trade continue to occur recently this August. They involve a new WTO decision against China concerning export restrictions, a European Court of Human Rights decision against Russia, a Permanent Court of International Arbitration against Russia … Continue reading

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Corporate and International Taxation — Is Tax Avoidance Becoming the No. 1 Issue?

     Rampant tax avoidance by global banks and multinational corporations keep happening.  Corporate taxation and specifically taxation of global transactions is now becoming the number one political issue in the United States this fall. It’s not just corporate inversions but a range … Continue reading

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Global Trade Rules & Courts Needed to Ensure Order in Increasingly Disorderly Global Relations.

          A series of recent trade developments again raises  the importance of international rules and international judicial institutions to the functioning of the global trading system in an orderly way. (Domestic courts are also important.) This is occurring in … Continue reading

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More WTO and Federal Cases, More Sanctions, More Tax / Trade Debates — Any End in Sight? Better Rules Needed?

     Early July was dominated by news concerning the U.S. and China concerning cyberespionage, trade, a recent WTO case as to SOEs decided against the U.S., a recent federal case decided against the Obama government concerning CFIUS, some state action in the … Continue reading

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Trade Policy & Geopolitics —Trade Policy at the Core of U.S. Foreign Policy?

            Recent developments continue to highlight a broad range of trade issues from the role of states in trade, trade sanctions and terrorism, subsidies and non-market economies (China), recent WTO cases concerning trade with China, Obama’s trade enforcement strategies, … Continue reading

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Review of U.S. – China Trade Relations and WTO Litigation — Data Reveals Broad Usage and Compliance.

       For a review by Dr. Peter Watson (DCL), former Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission ( USITC),  of my recent article “U.S. – China Trade Relations and Litigation”  click here. The following are excerpts:   Two things quickly … Continue reading

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Geopolitics, Trade and Foreign Policy — Changing Global Landscape & Growing Uncertainty.

     A large number of trade and foreign policy issues have arisen the last few weeks. They include among others Chinese investment into the U.S., the revival of Iraqi issues, global tax avoidance of MNC, and the Supreme Court and … Continue reading

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Hallmarks of the New Global Era — Implications are Unclear.

               The issues of globalization, the digital revolution, global institutions, finance and trade, economic integration and political division, and tension between cooperation and conflict are hallmarks of the 21st century. Martin Wolfe has in his own brilliant manner laid … Continue reading

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Financial Sanctions & Foreign Policy — Growing Complexity in Policy & Law.

       The inter-relationship of  sanctions policy, trade policy, foreign policy, and presidential leadership values have become even more important recently. To me this represents a maturing of U.S. foreign policy in an increasingly complex global environment. Today foreign policy is much … Continue reading

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Commercial Cyberespionage, U.S. Foreign Policy, Criminal Prosecutions — What Next for U.S. – China Trade Relations?

     China cyberespionage for commercial gain has taken front-and-center in U.S. trade policy. It raises issues of national security, trade policy, criminal prosecutions, WTO litigation, commercial competitiveness, U.S. foreign policy, among a host of other related ones. A recent WTO trade … Continue reading

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