One item remains conspicuously off of President Obama’s agenda during his trip to Asia: any announcement of an agreement with Japan that could lead to completion of the long-suffering Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). So what’s the problem? According to Cato scholar Daniel R. Pearson, the real problems facing each country are the underlying political realities. “Meaningful progress toward trade liberalization could be put on hold at least until a new administration takes office in 2017,” says Pearson.
- “What’s Really Impeding Progress in the TPP? ,” by Daniel R. Pearson
- “A Compromise to Advance the Trade Agenda: Purge Negotiations of Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” by Daniel J. Ikenson
- “If the U.S. Trade Agenda Implodes, Blame the Equivocator-in-Chief,” by Daniel J. Ikenson