When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
In a tale of people power over corporate power, a tribunal has ruled against a global company in a case over mining rights.
Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections.
Proposals like the Alliance for Prosperity Plan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership will only accelerate a race to the bottom for families in the Northern triangle of Latin America, Manuel Perez-Rocha said at the AFL-CIO conference on U.S. trade policy.
IPS Associate Fellow Manuel Pérez-Rocha will address the roles of NAFTA and CAFTA in a convening about highly contested U.S. trade policies and thier impact on jobs, wages, national security and democratic accountability.
This summer’s International Labour Conference is our chance to initiate an intersectional view of supply chains.
The TPP doesn’t just put jobs at risk. It rewrites the rules of business for big corporations—just ask Pope Francis.
As President Obama tries to save the Trans-Pacific Partnership this week, debates over the goals of free trade intensifies.
As President Obama twists arms to pass “fast track,” a look back at the Democrats who helped Clinton win the bloody trade battle of 1993.
Congress and the Obama administration make clear they have not learned from two decades of failed trade policies and a devastating financial crisis in pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership forward.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
As the T.T.I.P. and T.P.P. negotiations continue, Pacific Rim vs. El Salvador should remind us not to privilege foreign investors to the detriment of the national — or global — good.
You’re invited to a congressional briefing with IPS’ Global Economy project and others on the 20th anniversary of NAFTA to reflect upon the agreement’s harmful effects on North American communities and the environment, and how negotiations for more free trade agreements threaten people everywhere.
IPS experts weigh in on inequality, taxes, global trade deals, and global talks with Syria and Iran.
Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.