Trade and Development News

China Slowdown Fuels Uncertainties For Chile's Copper Industry, Violent Labor Strife

Sep 01, 2015
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in the International Business Times on the effect of China's economic slowdown on the copper industry in Chile.

Infographic | Global Competitiveness: How do the NAFTA Countries Compare?

Aug 05, 2015
The Global Competitiveness Report assess the competitiveness of 144 economies across the global in order to provide insight into the drivers of productivity and prosperity within each country. Based on the data, it seems that thus far the United States and Canada have economies that are far more competitive than that of Mexico, the third piece of the NAFTA puzzle. While Mexico has seen a steady increase in its GDP per capita, it still lags far behind its fellow NAFTA economies. Mexico will need to continue to address its productivity and institutional challenges in order to keep up its encouraging economic momentum.

Why Afghanistan is a Big Winner in the U.S.-Iran Deal

Jul 29, 2015
"[In Afghanistan], the U.S.–Iran deal’s implications are less complicated and largely positive. Afghanistan could be one of the deal’s biggest beneficiaries, and for two major reasons," writes Michael Kugelman.

Dissolving the Export-Import Bank will Hurt US-Africa Relations

Jul 27, 2015
"If not reversed, the Ex-Im Bank’s expiration will hurt U.S. economic relations with Africa, and undermine U.S. credibility in Africa, in three major ways," writes Monde Muyangwa.
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President Obama’s Trip to Africa

Jul 21, 2015
"This is a great trip for the President and for Africa because economic development, trade and investment have been a cornerstone for US-Africa engagement under the Obama Administration," says Monde Muyangwa.

How Iran Got What It Wanted From the Nuclear Deal

Jul 18, 2015
"In the agreement announced this week, the Obama administration got what it needed. Iran, however, got what it wanted—and secured the better deal," writes Aaron David Miller.

Iran Nuclear Deal Is a Win for Rouhani. What’s Next?

Jul 17, 2015
"President Rouhani’s approach has been to get crippling sanctions lifted as part of a nuclear deal, revive Iran’s economy, create jobs, and build confidence in the West--–all as a basis to address the other issues," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

EU Trade and Investment in Mexico: Facts and Figures

Jul 15, 2015
When discussing Mexico’s international trade relations, the focus is often on the country’s deep economic entanglement with its northern neighbor. Indeed, the United States constitutes Mexico’s largest import and export partner, and the interdependence of the two markets is extensive. Nonetheless, it is often overlooked that Mexico also enjoys important trade relations with the European Union and its individual member states.

An Iran Deal, At Last

Jul 14, 2015
"The terms, however, are likely to give both proponents and opponents new arguments for their positions. No party got all it wanted; there’s a shortcoming to every benefit," writes Robin Wright.

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