It’s been a big week for President Trump’s trade policy. His various moves have been at turns cynical, interesting, and uncertain. We look at examples of each below. The Cynical: NAFTA On Thursday, leaked documents revealed that the administration’s version of Making NAFTA Great Again would make it more like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). NAFTA,

This week, Trump administration officials said they would prepare an executive order reviewing all U.S. trade deals. This would make good on Trump’s campaign pledge to push an overhaul of trade deals ranging from the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the 2016 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the latter of which Trump pulled the

The Brexit vote demonstrated the limits of U.S. pressure. While the U.S. has a long history of intervening in votes in developing countries, recent years have seen a more widespread abandonment of neutrality. In 2014, the U.S. weighed in against the Scottish independence vote. This year, President Obama traveled to England to push Remain, and

Global Economic Governance 2.0

I’m pleased to be the newest fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where my focus will be the ins and outs of global economic governance. I’m especially interested in how international treaties affect domestic law, politics, and economics—and vice versa. The moment demands big new ideas in this space. From investor-state dispute settlement, to the World

Unless you live under a rock (and perhaps even if you do), by now you have heard a good deal about the Panama Papers, the 2.6-terabyte news leak orchestrated by nearly 400 journalists, currently being hailed as one of the largest document leaks in history. The documents detail the operations and clients of Mossack Fonseca, a

Please note: There will not be a new Daily Digest on Monday, October 13, in observance of Indigenous People’s Day. The Daily Digest will return on Tuesday, October 14. Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Connected Feminism Shows A Muscular Commitment To Change – And Civil

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Is Wall Street Making a Killing Off Cities’ Debt? (Next City) In an illustrated essay, Susie Cagle shows how Wall Street profits off swap deals tied to cities’ municipal bonds. Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti explains pension obligation bonds. Will the UN’s New Development Goals Downplay

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Overpaid CEO (Democracy) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Holmberg and Mark Schmitt argue that exorbitant executive pay cannot be addressed without reconceptualizing a corporation as more than just an agent of its shareholders. Independence Has Costs and Benefits (The Scotsman)

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Hillary Clinton Seeks End to Gender Violence by Terrorist Groups (CBS News) Clinton also spoke about issues of violence against women in the U.S., reports Hannah Fraser-Chanpong, reiterating her stance that domestic violence requires criminal, not cultural, responses. White House

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Why This One UN Report on Sustainable Development is Different from the Rest (UN Dispatch) Campus Network Senior Fellow for Defense and Diplomacy Nehemiah Rolle says the Global Sustainable Development Report incorporates a broad array of both science and policy

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