Economics

Trade Blocked

A foreign economic policy that emphasizes regionalism and stresses Latin America will have at least three negative consequences.

Bernard K. Gordon

Pat's World

Until now, and the question of trade apart, foreign policy has not figured much in the Republican presidential primaries. But with Pat Buchanan setting the pace and tone, it is certain that it will do so before long.

Owen Harries

The World Shakes China

China has yet to shake the world; its external influence has been comparatively inconsequential since the industrial revolution. Instead, it is the world that has shaken China.

Bruce Cumings

Banking on Union?

Whatever forms the debate about European political union may take--and public opinion in many places seems increasingly skeptical--the idea of a common currency and a common central bank without it is surely an illusion.

Harry G. Gelber

Chirac: Beyond Gaullism?

The annual G-7 economic summits have been justly described as photoopportunities in which anything except economics may be discussed.

Harvey Sicherman

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