Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

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

U.S. & Global Trade — U.S. Global Leadership Role at Issue.

     Most important trade news the last few weeks have concerned TPA and Congress and the recent  blocking of TPA on procedural grounds in the Senate. This is extremely unfortunate for a broad range of reasons  including economic, geopolitical and … Continue reading

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Ever-Expanding Topics within Global Trade — A Dynamic and Critical Aspect of Global Politics.

                                             A broad range of trade actions have occurred within the last few weeks impacting areas not recently addressed. They include among others: cyber espionage and new U.S. asset controls relating  to cyber espionage, new EU antitrust cases … Continue reading

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Growing Importance of Many Factors to Global Trade & of Trade to Global Policy.

     There have been several interesting developments in global trade the last few weeks reflecting the greater role it has to play in the global system and the broad factors influencing trade policy. They include the emergence of the Chinese initiative concerning … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Trade Offensive Against China Really Helping? Are China’s Newer Actions a Mirror of Ours?

     A recent article in the American Lawyer (March 12, 2015) entitled “The U.S. Offensive in the China Trade War” argues the case that the U.S. WTO litigation and domestic actions are not justified. They amount to protectionism and are counter-productive. It makes … Continue reading

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Is Trade and Its Expanded Definition Now the Core of International Relations? Seems So ….

        A host of  very broad trade issues continue to arise globally the last few weeks especially including their legal and policy aspects. They demonstrate how broad and encompassing global trade realties are today. Some include the following: new … Continue reading

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Global Taxation and International Arbitration for Investors … Two Critical Issues in Need of Resolution.

       Both China and the U.S. are independently addressing the issue of global taxation of their firms and multinationals doing business in their countries. Very interesting development. Another interesting event is the stalemate between the U.S. and the EU … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity, Cuban Trade and Chinese Global Taxation — New Issues for the New Year.

         As this new year begins new issues of cybersecurity, Cuban trade, and Chinese global taxation have come into focus. They make for an interesting start of the new year. Here are some particulars: ………… Obama proposing legislation concerning cybersecurity. … Continue reading

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