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Trans-Pacific Partnership Must Safeguard Human Rights

Jared Genser

For the Obama administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a high-profile opportunity to bolster the administration’s legacy and strengthen its “pivot to Asia.” The TPP, potentially the world’s largest free trade agreement, would impact 40 percent of global GDP and a third of its trade. In addition to eliminating tariffs, it would harmonize regulatory standards, including those related to the (...) (16/04/2014)


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A Referendum on Vietnam’s Constitution or the Communist Party?

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