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Special 301: The Politics of Listings

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu As I mentioned in a previous post, decisions about which countries get listed on each year’s Special 301 Report are highly politicized. To begin with, and somewhat at odds with its … Continue reading

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Special 301: What’s the Point?

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu This year marks 25 years of Special 301 reports. Most readers are probably familiar with the annual process, in which the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) spends about … Continue reading

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The Scourge of Secrecy: Evidence from the TPP Environment Chapter

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu This post is licensed CC-BY SA 3.0, and may be shared and reposted with attribution. Please include a link back to this page, which will contain the most up-to-date version. Today, … Continue reading

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When asked, vast majority of businesses say IP is not important

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu This post is licensed CC-BY SA 3.0, and may be shared and reposted with attribution. Please include a link back to this page, which will contain the most up-to-date version. Last … Continue reading

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Which TPP proposals are most contentious?

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu This post is licensed CC-BY SA 3.0. I’m back from South Africa, and today I’ll be attending “stakeholder presentations” on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)/Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA), … Continue reading

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TPP Issue Distances: Sneak Peek

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu Thanks to a comment from Nick, who pointed out that by simply transposing the distance matrix, we can obtain “issue distances” rather than country distances. That is, the distance matrix will … Continue reading

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Visualizing Negotiating Positions in the TPP IP Chapter

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu Update 11/20: A number of people have suggested my analysis might not indicate U.S. and Japanese isolation so much as satisfaction with the current text, especially if the U.S. and Japan … Continue reading

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