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Category: Foreign Policy

Proposed USMCA Is Just Trumped Up Version of Old NAFTA Treaty

by Steven Pressman | Dec 7, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, was the brainchild of Ronald Reagan when he first ran for president. Following years of negotiation, an agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States was signed (by President Clinton for the United States) in December 1993 and finally took effect on January 1, 1994. The trade deal […]

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Trump's Unwinnable Trade War

Trump’s Trade War: An Unwinnable Folly

by Steven Pressman | Sep 3, 2018 | Economy, Foreign Policy, Politics

During his volatile presidential campaign, Donald Trump griped about the U.S. trade deficit and criticized U.S. trade agreements. He called the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst trade deal the U.S. has ever made.” NAFTA reduced trade barriers (especially tariffs) between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. He opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an attempt […]

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Yugoslavia Justice for War Crimes

In Some Kind of Justice, Orentlicher Assesses Record of UN Criminal Tribunal

by Aryeh Neier | Aug 19, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

It is now a quarter of a century since the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to establish the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). This decision marked the first time an international court had been established to prosecute and punish those who had committed atrocious crimes—war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide—since […]

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In this Month’s Issue: August 2018

by | Aug 1, 2018 | Economy, Foreign Policy, Politics

French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class By Steven Pressman As the campaign season enters its final stages, torrents of empty rhetoric and wasted column inches are being devoted to the fate of American middle-class families. Proposals ranging from health saving accounts, student debt forgiveness, even guaranteed minimum income plans have been advanced as […]

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Marlboro Man Diagnosed With Chronic Insecurity

by Simon Reich | Jul 2, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Immigration, Politics

America has become obsessed with feeling insecure. It has become an endemic part of the culture, though it wasn’t always this way. I am old enough to remember as a child, at the movies, we would watch the ads before the film started. One of them would always be for Marlboro cigarettes. It was always […]

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