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How Can New Zealand Deal with a Trade War Between Elephants?

I have thought that economists are especially passionate about international trade because it is an alternative to war. In order to acquire access to resources one does not need to invade, conquer and colonise a country. Voluntary trade is less costly with far fewer deaths.

Can Trump wreck the world trading system?

New Zealand is such a small country that it is very easy to be internationally bullied. Much of our diplomatic effort aims to minimise such bullying, but fear of it lurks behind concerns about what a Trump administration might do, not only to us but the rest of the world. Could the US, big enough to be hard to bully, disrupt the world trading system?

As select committee hearings on the TPPA draw closer... the arguments against ratification, all together in one place

It's a dangerous strategy for a government to denigrate those who don't agree with them as misguided or ignorant, especially if they are in the majority. A TV3/Reid Research poll last November revealed that a clear majority of the public oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

US and China discuss North Korea, East China Sea air defense zone; Thailand's economic outlook darkens; dozens killed in Yemen bombing; India continues to resist WTO deal; and more 

Top of the Agenda: Biden Talks Air Zone, North Korea With Xi

Obama reaffirms safety commitment to South Korea, calls on North Korea to give up nuclear programme; Malaysia's opposition leader plans rally to protest alleged electoral fraud; Imran Khan conscious and stable in hospital after fall at rally; Brazilians wins top WTO job; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama Reaffirms Security Commitment to South Korea