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Back to the Future: a New Era of Managed Trade? Globalisation’s next chapter is being written, driven by concerns about supply chain risks. The global trade in goods is increasingly seen through a security prism in capitals around the world and governments are developing new policies to reduce unwanted dependencies, seek new sources of leverage and guarantee supplies. Trade links are being reordered as policymakers scramble to secure access to strategic materials and positions in global valu ...
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Intrigue Explained

Dmitry Grozoubinski, Helen Zhang and John Fowler

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Three former Australian diplomats (John Fowler, Helen Zhang and Dmitry Grozoubinski) shed light on major topics in international relations by offering their unique perspectives from inside the rooms where decisions are made. Based on the fantastic content in the freekly weekly newsletter International Intrigue: https://www.internationalintrigue.io?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=show&utm_campaign=intintrigue
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Hinrich Foundation is a unique Asia-based philanthropic organization that works to advance mutually beneficial and sustainable global trade. We believe sustainable global trade strengthens relationships between nations and improves people’s lives. We support original research and education programs that build understanding and leadership in global trade. Our approach is independent, fact-based and objective.
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Business 20/20

The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program

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This podcast series explores the changing relationship between business and society from 1999 to today. Each episode unpacks a key event—from the Seattle WTO protests to the global financial crisis and beyond—to find insights for the future. Produced by the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program and hosted by Michelle Harven.
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CATALYST

Fox School of Business | Temple University

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CATALYST is about pivotal moments that shape business and the global economy. We tap into the expertise of Temple University’s Fox School of Business faculty and business community to dig deep into today’s most pressing questions, like: What is the future of work? Will the WTO stop working? Who is winning the global AI race? We decode topics from philosophical and practical standpoints so you, the workforce, can spark change in your field.
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Free trade or fair trade? This unit will help you to analyse the relationship that exists between developed and developing countries under the World Trade Organization regime of Development Round negotiations. The current world trade regime has a very mixed record in promoting growth and reducing poverty. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 forma ...
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Trade Splaining

Ardian Mollabeqiri & Robert Skidmore

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A fun and entertaining look at global affairs, trade and the United Nations, brought to you from the perspective of two American expats living in Switzerland. They try to keep a straight face while recapping the latest in current events and the local scene in Geneva, Switzerland as well as interviews with fellow expats on the international scene and leaders in their respective fields.
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The changes needed to support living-wage jobs, to combat the climate crisis, to make medicines accessible for all... Much of it won’t be possible unless we overhaul our corporate-rigged trade system. Trade Expert Lori Wallach explores ways to make our progressive trade vision a reality. Episodes 1 - 43 were produced in partnership with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
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The Trade Guys

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
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Trade Policy Comments with Christofer Fjellner MEP

Trade Policy Comments with Christofer Fjellner MEP

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Trade Policy Comments with discussions on the latest in European and international trade. The EU’s free-trade agreements, how the EU will trade with Britain after Brexit, trade defence and what is happening at the WTO are some of the topics we put on the table. Trade Policy Comments is hosted by Christofer Fjellner, Member of the European Parliament, with twelve years in the Committee for International Trade. Each episode features a knowledgeable guest.
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Matrix Podcast

Social Science Matrix

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The Matrix Podcast features interviews with social scientists from across the University of California, Berkeley campus (and beyond). It also features recordings of events, including panels and lectures. The Matrix Podcast is produced by Social Science Matrix, an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California, Berkeley.
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The Global Economy Podcast is a podcast by ECIPE, a think tank dedicated to international economic policy. This podcast will discuss international economic policy and politics, particularly in Europe, and expose the key debates in our time to critical examination. We are unrepentant supporters of globalisation and an open world order, and just like our other work, this podcast will channel irreverent and contrarian views.
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Engagement is one of the hallmarks of great conversation. This will be the core of a twelve-part, bi-weekly video streaming series for Toronto Star. Howard Green, author of three bestselling business books and part of the founding team at BNN (now BNN Bloomberg) will host. Known for his in-depth, probing, human interviews of business leaders and policy makers, Green will bring his decades of experience to bear, giving viewers unusual insight into influencers and power brokers -- and the key ...
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As five phases of polling have concluded in the 2024 General Elections in India, we have seen a plethora of issues being talked about. From welfare and development to accusations of minority appeasement, debates on caste census, wealth redistribution, inheritance tax, unemployment, and Hindutva, this election seems to lack a pan-India narrative, un…
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Episode 64 - "The Tariffs Keep on Coming, While Mexico is Stuck in the Middle" Hosts: Ardian Mollabeqiri and Robert Skidmore Guest: Lars Karlsson, Global Head of Trade and Customs Consulting at Maersk --- Episode Summary Welcome to Episode 64 of Trade Splaining, the podcast that makes sense of international trade, business, and expat life without p…
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In this special breaking news episode of Rethinking Trade, Lori Wallach breaks down President Biden's new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles and solar panels. Tune in to understand the implications of these tariffs, and the rationale behind them. Spoiler: these measures are crucial for combating unfair trade practices and ensuring supply chain re…
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The Biden Administration takes the trade war with China up a notch by significantly increasing import taxes on a range of Chinese electric vehicle, technology, and medical goods - plus, a brief update on the new Russian offensive in Ukraine. About the show: Intrigue Explained is a show where three former diplomats (John Fowler, Dmitry Grozoubinski …
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Our latest Rethinking Trade podcast episode is out now, and it's a special one. Lori Wallach sits down with Arthur Stamoulis, the Executive Director of Citizens Trade Campaign and Trade Justice Education Fund, to talk the past, present, and future of thetrade justice movement in the United States. Lori and Arthur take us on a speedy tour through th…
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India’s relations with its Himalayan neighbour Nepal have seen intense diplomatic engagement under Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he initiated in August 2014 the ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. What have been the outcomes of this policy? What are the issues that strain mutual ties? What are Nepal’s domestic constraints which affect bilateral rela…
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Panellists: Victor do Prado, Senior Fellow, Brazilian Center for International Relations – CEBRI Shannon O'Neil, Vice President of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute This podcast episode was recorded on…
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The increasing frequency of extreme weather events in India, a country amongst the most vulnerable to climate change, should send the alarm bells ringing. Natural disasters induced and aggravated by anthropogenic activities have significantly impacted lives and livelihoods across the country. How have political parties responded to this threat? Is …
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The TikTok "ban" has been signed into law, so we dive into how it happened, the reasoning behind it, what might happen next and the geopolitics of it all. About the show: Intrigue Explained is a show where three former diplomats (John Fowler, Dmitry Grozoubinski and Helen Zhang*) break down the big stories in international news. The show is based o…
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Infrastructure and connectivity have emerged as critical domains of cooperation between China and Nepal. China is engaged in several infrastructure projects in Nepal including the development of hydropower projects, construction of roadways and the recently inaugurated international airport at Pokhra. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shreshtha…
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Episode 63 - Bidenomics, Swiss Voters & Navigating the Path to Net-zero (or not) Episode Overview: In this thought-provoking episode of Tradesplaining, hosts Rob and Marty delve into the complexities of global trade policies, the implications of Swiss electoral decisions, and the realistic challenges of achieving net-zero emissions. Key topics incl…
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In our latest breaking news segment for Rethinking Trade, Lori Wallach discusses the latest developments on Capitol Hill. De minimis is a trade loophole that we've discussed often on the podcast, and why it's important to close it. But what happened in the House Ways and Means markup, and to Rep. Blumenauer's bipartisan de minimis bill? Lori gives …
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The Himalayas, the world’s so called “third pole” are critical for life within and around the cold, mountainous region. They serve as a home for numerous communities and as the source of several water bodies that support large populations. The impact of climate change is very evident in the Himalayas. Melting glaciers are creating new lakes, rivers…
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On the 20th of April, the US House of Representatives passed a bill appropriating billioins in aid for Ukraine. With world travelling co-hosts John and Helen taking some much needed rest, this bonus episode has Dmitry breaking down seven common arguments against US aid to Ukraine and offering his suggestions on how to engage with them. About the sh…
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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has stated that a presidential election is likely to be held between September and October 2024. If held, these will be the first elections held since the 2022 mass people’s protests which caused the political leadership at the time to step down from power. There are multiple political groups and factions that a…
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Contemporary writers and activists have described the climate crisis as, in part, a crisis of the imagination, of culture, and of storytelling. Recorded on March 11, 2024, this panel featured a group of authors and scholars of different genres — science fiction, journalism, history, literary fiction, and comedy — discussing how the climate crisis h…
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As the effects of climate change become more obvious, moving away from fossil fuels has only become more urgent. But to do so, new energy sources – and new infrastructure – are desperately needed. Recoreded on March 20, 2024, this panel features three early-career scholars from UC Berkeley presenting their research on the greening infrastructure an…
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Recorded on the 12th of April as intelligence agencies were warning of an Iranian attack on Israel, this episode features a discussion about the likelihood of such an attack, its implications, and the policy choices involved. It also discusses the Western strategy of releasing the intelligence and how that might shape possible responses. Note: A lo…
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Earlier this month, the Pakistani Foreign Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar in one of his interactions in London stated that the Pakistani government is seriously examining resuming trade ties with India. In this episode of South Asia Chat, Ms Devyani Chaturvedi, Research Analyst, ISAS, is in conversation with Prof C Raja Mohan, Visiting Research Profess…
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Episode 62: Unraveling the Threads of Global Trade and the Quirks of Expat Life Welcome to Episode 62 of TradeSplaining, where your hosts, Rob and Ardi, along with special guest Don Brasher, dive deep into the intricacies of international trade, business, and the expat experience. Get ready to be enlightened and entertained as we explore everything…
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A 2024 survey of experts across Southeast Asia found that for the first time, more would see themselves aligned with China than the US in a hypothetical confrontation between the two superpowers. What are the implications of that shift, and more broadly is soft power and public perception abroad a significant factor in foreign policy? A version of …
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Recorded on March 18, 2024, this panel focused on Professor Alex V. Barnard’s book, Conservatorship: Inside California’s System of Coercion and Care for Mental Illness. The book analyzes conservatorship, a legal system used to take legal guardianship over individuals deemed unable to meet their own basic needs. This controversial system, which has …
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Recorded on March 4, 2024, this Authors Meet Critics panel focused on Terracene: A Crude Aesthetics, by Professor Salar Mameni, Assistant Professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Ethnic Studies. Professor Mameni was joined by Mayanthi Fernando, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz; Sugata Ray, Associate Professor of South and Southe…
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The World Trade Organization's (WTO) 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) was concluded on 2 March 2024. While progress was made on certain commitments by member states, consensus has not been achieved on certain key long-standing issues. In this episode, Dr Amitendu Palit, Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (Trade and Economics), ISAS, is in c…
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On this week’s episode of Trade Guys, we’ll discuss House lawmakers’ call for the removal of CAFTA-DR’s investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, the trade consequences of the Baltimore bridge collapse, and China’s WTO complaint concerning U.S. electric vehicle subsidies.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
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In this episode, Dr Iqbal Singh Sevea, Director of ISAS, engages Dr S Jaishankar, India's Minister of External Affairs, on India’s priorities in its relations with the major powers such as the United States, China and Russia. Globally, while Dr Jaishankar advocates reforms in multilateralism and highlights the value of minilateralism and regionalis…
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A double feature episode discussing the terrorist attack on the Crocus City Hall Music Centre in Moscow, and the French President's increasingly assertive posture on the world stage. About the show: Intrigue Explained is a show where three former diplomats (John Fowler, Dmitry Grozoubinski and Helen Zhang*) break down the big stories in internation…
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The 2024 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the theme of ‘Back to the Future: A New Era of Managed Trade?’ This special episode, recorded live at Chatham House on the eve of their 2024 Global Trade Conference, considers the potential repercussions on trade of the upcoming US and UK elections. In the UK, current polling suggests that th…
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In our latest episode of Rethinking Trade, we’re talking about the major trade event of the year -- the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It’s a major global biennial meeting where cabinet-level officials, like U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, get together to set the agenda for the international trade and co…
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