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Visualizing TISA Negotiations

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu Yesterday, Wikileaks released a draft text of the financial services chapter from the Trade in Services Agreement. I’m not going to get into the substance of the treaty or chapter, but … Continue reading

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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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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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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 TPP Negotiating Positions with New Leaks: Salt Lake City

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu Update 12/12: This post is now available in a significantly less technical form at The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog. If you notice differences between the graphs, you’re paying attention. They … 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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