Services markets at work

The US Army has come under fierce crit­i­cism from aid agen­cies and from their British allies for ‘sell­ing water’ to poor peo­ple in Umm Qasr (Iraq). If this ...

US motives in an FTA

Oth­er­wise intel­li­gent peo­ple are appar­ent­ly puz­zled about what the USA could get out of a Free Trade Agree­ment with Aus­tralia and, see­ing noth­ing ob...

Three reasons for an FTA

Here are three rea­sons for trad­ing busi­ness­es to take seri­ous­ly a free trade agree­ment between Aus­tralia and the USA. First: it will be big.  The W...

The view from Paris

Le Monde sticks it to Wash­ing­ton. But they’re close to cor­rect about the nature of the fail­ures that will con­tin­ue to echo in oth­er quar­ters. The cur­re...