international (foreign) trade

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has mixed success, but its aims remain worth supporting.

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If the Arms Trade Treaty’s many signatories reaffirm their commitment to the agreement’s aims, they could start to see real change.

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Global leaders who style themselves as military strong men may weaken United Nations negotiations over the trade in arms.

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The global trade in arms is worth more than two trillion dollars. A UN conference this week aims to bring more oversight to this deadly industry.

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All corners of the planet are en route to better internet access, helping send the traditional language barriers plaguing global trade tumbling.

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China’s muscling into the pharmaceutical industry, helping Big Pharma bite back against generics. But its global ambitions might turn the industry upside down.

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China’s presence in the Pacific has taken new forms. What was once purely economic, is now much deeper.

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China’s investments in the Pacific can be ad hoc and fragmented, but its diplomatic presence has consistently grown.

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