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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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Extraterritorial Foreign Policy Actions — Drones, Detention,Targeted Killings, Cyberattacks — What About Trade Powers?

     President Obama seems to have extended the extraterritorial reach of his executive powers by aggressively using drones, staking out a broad cyberstrike policy, targeted killings of Americans abroad, and continued detentions.  This is surprising given that this former constitutional law … Continue reading

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National Security, Global Competitiveness, and Rules of the Road — The Right Balance at APEC & ASEAN — Promoting A Rules-Based Foreign Policy.

At the recent APEC and ASEAN trade meetings President Obama was concerned about balancing strategic and national security with global trade and competitiveness of U.S. firms. He also set a clearer tone for U.S. foreign policy, one promoting a rules-based system. This … Continue reading

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Russia’s Accession to the WTO Will be Exactly 10 Years After China’s — Good for Global Trade Relations?

The Russian Federation’s expected formal accession to the WTO this December will be  exactly ten years after China’s formal accession in December 2001. Will this be good for global trade relations? The history of China’s participation in the WTO’s dispute … Continue reading

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Chinese Trade and Investment — Obama Goes to Asia to Stimulate Jobs Here. Good Idea?

President Obama is about to travel to China and Asia to promote Asian nations as among our most important trading partners in the 21st century.  Hilary Clinton in the new issue of Foreign Policy makes this very clear. Hilary Clinton argues … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy is now driven by Domestic Economic Policy.

U.S. foreign policy is now driven by domestic economic policy considerations. Can the U.S. sustain overseas wars and military actions while China  and other countries are thriving and the U.S. is not? To me this is the threshold question confronting U.S. policymakers and … Continue reading

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Trade Policy is Now Foreign Policy — Historical Growth in Importance.

Stuart S. Malawer — U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY LAW (2009) Trade policy today is central to foreign policy. It is also crucial to domestic policy. The U.S. Constitution gave the job of regulating trade exclusively to Congress under Article 1, Section … Continue reading

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