Daily Archives: September 30, 2010

Gideon Rachman

Here is a short sharp piece from the FP Passport web-site, essentially pointing out that Obama’s foreign policy is a bit of a smoking ruin. I would love to be able to pick it apart. But I can’t really. It’s depressingly accurate. Enjoy – if that’s the word.

Gideon Rachman

Pascal Lamy, the head of the World Trade Organisation, is fond of saying that the predicted surge of protectionism in the wake of the Great Recession never happened. I hope he didn’t speak too soon. Things are getting pretty tense in US-Chinese trade relations. If they get seriously out of hand, the WTO will be handed a massive political problem that will threaten the very future of the organisation.