Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

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

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

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Commercial Cyberespionage, U.S. Foreign Policy, Criminal Proscutions — 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

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding the Broad Range of Global Developments — Is There Some Coherence?

          An unusual broad range of articles have appeared recently discussing global trade, foreign policy and domestic politics. They continue to evidence the great variety of topics in global affairs that are so inter-related.  They leave one struggling to make sense of them … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newer Topics for Global Trade — Admiralty Law, Role of Cities, Wartime Claims.

     The issue of Asian trade (TPP), President Obama’s trip to Asia, and recent maritime and admiralty developments continue to highlight issues confronting global trade and global politics today. Also the growing and critical role of cities, states and ports in global trade … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment