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Free Trade Agreements Signal Bipartisan Cooperation

Speaker: Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
October 13, 2011

The U.S. ratification of the stalled Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama indicates that "there is a possibility, despite the very great partisan divisions in Congress, of bipartisan cooperation on economic issues," says CFR's Edward Alden. However, Alden emphasizes that "it is important not to overstate the potential job creation benefits" of the agreements.


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