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Trans-Pacific Partnership news and analysis from The Nation
January 5, 2017
Trump Is Signaling a Trade War, but It’s Not as Disastrous as You May Think
The Trump trade agenda is remarkably consistent—and will happen quickly.
November 23, 2016
Democrats: Revoking Trump’s Fast-Track Trade Authority Is Good Policy and Good Politics
Trump doesn’t need fast track to accomplish bilateral deals, but he could use it to dole out corporate favors.
November 22, 2016
How Obama’s Normalization of the Brazil Coup Prefigured Trumpism
The terms he has used to describe the impending Trump presidency are pretty much the same ones his State Department used to condone Brazil’s putsch.
November 10, 2016
This Trade Deal Would Make It a Whole Lot Harder to Fight Climate Change
If the Trade in Services Agreement passes, individual countries wouldn’t be able to prioritize building a clean-energy infrastructure over fossil fuels.
November 8, 2016
No Honeymoon for Hillary
If Clinton wins, she’ll inherit massive public anger unless she fights for progressive changes on trade and industrial policy.
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November 3, 2016
Why Is Washington Still Pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Nothing exemplifies the disconnect between the establishment and ordinary Americans more than the plan to cram the TPP through the lame-duck Congress.
Robert L. Borosage
October 19, 2016
El Salvador Ruling Offers a Reminder of Why the TPP Must Be Defeated
Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections.
October 14, 2016
Meet the Man Who Should Be the Next Secretary of State
Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman is that rare thing, an honest and wise diplomat—which is why he’ll probably never be appointed.
October 12, 2016
Inequality Is Still the Defining Issue of Our Time
Fierce battles over trade, labor rights, and executive compensation will determine whether we can really narrow the gap.
Robert L. Borosage
October 3, 2016
Dopey Donald Trump Can’t Figure Out Why AFL-CIO Members Aren’t Showing Up at His Rallies
The Republican nominee is discovering that running on “the most anti-worker, anti-union platform of any party in the history of the United States” might turn off union members.