Thomas A. Daschle interviewed by Christopher Alessi
The U.S. needs to revitalize trade policy and spur foreign investment in this country--timely ingredients for a job-creating economic resurgence, says former senator Thomas Daschle, co-chair of a new CFR independent task force on trade and investment.
The report of the Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy calls for a "pro-America" trade policy that brings to more Americans more of the benefits of global engagement, within the framework of a strengthened, rules-based trading system.
As tobacco reemerges as a contentious issue in trade policy, CFR Senior Fellow Thomas Bollyky argues that the Obama administration can better balance U.S. mandates on tobacco trade policy with its interests in promoting global health and U.S. standing abroad.
Authors: Nicholas Consonery, Evan A. Feigenbaum, Damien Ma, Michal Meidan, and Henry Hoyle Eurasia Group
Nicholas Consonery, Evan A. Feigenbaum, Damien Ma, Michael Meidan, and Henry Hoyle argue that China's capital-intensive, export-oriented growth model is delivering diminishing returns and threatens to become a major political vulnerability for the government, and China's leaders must overcome political restraints to implement a comprehensive and ambitious rebalancing agenda.
Evan A. Feigenbaum argues that while a rebalancing of China's economy will mean a more competitive and powerful China, it will also create new opportunities for those countries in Asia that get manufacturing and investment policies right.
In a commission report from the Center for Global Development, regional experts argue that U.S. policymakers should embrace a development-centered agenda in Pakistan to complement the current focus on security.
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Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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