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TPP Down the Drain?
TPP Down the Drain?
Big Setback For Obama's Efforts On Landmark Pacific Free Trade Deal

The future of the Trans Pacific Partnership hangs by a thread. Partnership members can’t settle severe disagreements on sensitive issues like rules on intellectual property, state-owned enterprises, agriculture, and much else. The TPP, for better or worse, has become the symbol of American economic engagement in the Pacific region. If the TPP fails it would be seen as a significant setback for Washington’s relationship with Asia at a critical time.

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The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.

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