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Simon Lester

Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
July 1, 2016

The ISDS Controversy: How We Got Here and Where Next

This article explores the origins of ISDS, the backlash against it, the shortcomings of the public ISDS debate, proposed reforms, and prospects for its future role in international economic law.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
January 8, 2015

America’s Free‐​Trade Conundrum

When we talk about free trade, are we simply talking about putting limits on domestic protectionism? Or do we have in mind a broader notion of a “single market”?
National Interest (Online)
December 16, 2014

Libertarian Internationalism

In the international arena, libertarians can and will have a strong voice and play an important role. That role should not be diminished by simplistic and inaccurate cries of isolationism.