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PPI | Policy Report | May 13, 2004 | 
The Emerging Asian Union?
By Edward Gresser
Asia's economic borders are blurring, uniting the financial and technological power of Japan and the ex-tigers with China's low costs and manpower resulting in an informal "Asian Union." America needs to "raise its game" to meet this powerful new competitive challenge.


PPI | Policy Report | February 4, 2003 | 
Blank Spot on the Map: How Trade Policy is Working Against the War on Terror
By Edward Gresser
The Muslim world is the blank spot on the Bush administration's trade agenda -- and because of this, that trade agenda risks undermining, rather than supporting, the war on terrorism.


PPI | Policy Report | July 6, 2007
Building Trade Capacity in Poor Countries
By Shamarukh Mohiuddin
The U.S. needs to invest in building trade capacity in the world's poorest countries because it will help create jobs through increased exports, thereby reducing poverty and the associated risk of diseases and security threats.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | September 27, 2006
A Small Step With Big Consequences
Before they adjourn, Congress should act on legislation that will renew central provisions of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, create a trade benfit for Haiti, and renew the broader developing-country program known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | April 21, 2006
Idea of the Week: Redirecting the U.S.-China Trade Relationship
Anticipating this week's summit between President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao, DLC Chair Gov. Tom Vilsack (IA) and DLC Vice-Chair Sen. Tom Carper (DE) sent a letter to the president urging a three-part agenda for bilateral discussions on trade between the countries. The agenda offers three specific iniatives dealing three big problems: trade and financial imbalances, intellectual property piracy, and opening markets.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2005
Chinese Challenge
By Edward Gresser
A vast Asian Union is aiding China's explosive growth. But the American response is inadequate. We need to raise our game.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | June 7, 2005
Four Reasons To Support CAFTA
The CAFTA decision is not an easy one for Democrats to make. But our hope is that Democrats will take the long view, consider all the implications for our national interests, and remain true to their heritage as the party of economic opportunity and peaceful internationalism.


PPI | Policy Report | October 20, 2004
Saving the Children?: Six Alternatives to Trade Sanctions in the Fight Against Child Labor
By Shamarukh Mohiuddin
By reframing the existing debates about child labor, U.S. policymakers could garner support for improving labor standards as part of a broad trade policy agenda.


PPI | Policy Report | October 2, 2003
CAFTA: The United States and Central America 10 Years After the Wars
By Edward Gresser
Progressives should view CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement), as a model for integration in the Western Hemisphere and a way to stabilize democracy and development in Central America.


PPI | Event | September 30, 2003
The New Silk Road: Rebuilding U.S.-Muslim Trade Relations
On Tuesday, September 30, 2003, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) hosted a conference featuring Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Rep. Cal Dooley (D-CA) and a panel of experts to explore whether trade policy can help reshape U.S. relations with the Muslim world.


DLC | New Dem Daily | June 25, 2003
How To Get Serious on Mideast Trade
Once the blank spot on the map of American trade policy, the Muslim world is now a policy focus and the administration concedes we need to do more. New Democrats deserve credit for this movement, and need to keep pushing.


DLC | New Dem Daily | May 28, 2003
Pushing Bush on Mideast Trade
Senators Baucus and McCain have introduced a bill to create a new trade preference program helping majority-Muslim countries from Morocco to Pakistan and Bangladesh attract investment and jump-start development. In so doing, they have set the terms for debate as America considers its future economic relationship with the Muslim world.


DLC | New Dem Daily | May 12, 2003
Good Step On Mideast Trade -- But Step It Up
President Bush has proposed creating a U.S.-Middle East free trade area in 10 years. A big goal far in the future is fine, but we need quick action today as well.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2003
Aiding Muslim Economies
By Ed Gresser
Most Muslim countries are in crisis. Changing U.S. trade policy could help.


PPI | Policy Report | October 17, 2002
Trade Agreements in the European Union
By Eric Sundstrvm
The United States should -- most naturally -- build its trade policy and enact new trade agreements whenever it would promote American interests, and not simply because the EU seems to be more active in the field.


PPI | Policy Report | September 16, 2002
A New U.S. Trade Relationship with Turkey
By Edward Gresser
In response to Turkey's support in the war against terrorism and domestic reforms, the plan developed by the Bush Administration -- a partial duty-free program, a much more limited version of the U.S.-Jordan Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) project of 1997-2001 -- seems less than the moment requires.


The Straits Times (Singapore) | Editorial | July 5, 2002
Tuna Lesson for FTAs
By Edward Gresser
The dispute over the changes in the Andean Trade Preference Act and the effects on U.S. tuna markets is worth a close look, because it carries a warning about much larger problems that could arise not from new tariffs and trade barriers, but from careless enthusiasm for new trade agreements.


PPI | Speech | May 22, 2002
NTR and Trade Normalization: and U.S.-Lao Trade
By Edward Gresser
Originally an address to the National Laotian-American Symposium on U.S.-Lao Relations, this is an informational brief on the meaning of Normal Trade Relations status (NTR), and its practical economic implications for the United States and Laos.


PPI | Policy Report | January 18, 2002
Draining The Swamp: A Middle East Trade Policy to Win the Peace
By Edward Gresser
As military, diplomatic, financial, and law enforcement initiatives pluck the weeds out of the swamp, economic growth and job creation can help drain the waters around them so new ones cannot take root. In so doing, it can help us succeed in a task ultimately as important as winning the war on terrorism: winning the peace that follows.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2001
Fighting Terror With Trade
By Ed Gresser
Smart economic policies can bring peace and prosperity to the Middle East.


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