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NTU: Who Should the Twenty Be?

Authors: Alex M. Brill and James K. Glassman

Alex M. Brill and James K. Glassman of the National Taxpayers Union argue that the G20 needs clear admission standards to boost the grop's legitimacy. They offer a set of broad criteria for judging admission and assess whether current G20 members meet those standards.

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Op-Ed

The Broken Legs of Global Trade

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati argues the failure of the Doha round's multilateral trade negotiations undermines the rule-making authority and dispute-settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization.

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U.S. Trade Policy

Authors: Christopher Alessi and Robert McMahon

Trade accounts for an increasing portion of the U.S. economy, and the Obama administration has embraced a ramped up export strategy. But debate persists over the merits of a vigorous free trade agenda.

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Op-Ed

Free Trade Ad Nauseam

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati offers a primer on the major economic misconceptions that have allowed protectionism to re-emerge in U.S. trade policy.

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Must Read Author: Clyde Prestowitz

Foreign Policy's Clyde Prestowitz writes that the United States shouldn't pretend China is interested in free trade. China's neo-mercantile policies have precedent in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Germany, and large portions of the rest of the world, he writes--why should China be avoiding the fiscal gray areas that have worked for others?

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Backgrounder

China in Africa

Authors: Christopher Alessi and Beina Xu

China has increased its economic ties with Africa as it seeks to fulfill its growing energy demands. But China's way of doing business has prompted international criticism, even as its policy of noninterference faces new challenges.

See more in China; Africa (sub-Saharan); Oil; Trade