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  • Obama headed to Japan
    B school needed for Democrats as they obstruct progress on trade
    The news is that President Obama is trying to jump start trade in Asia. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, I participated in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events held in Tokyo, and in conjunction with the University of California at...
  • Secretary Kerry
    Way too early to thaw defense against Iran
    The conversations have barely begun and Iran and others may expect some thawing, but that will happen with years of progress, not hours, days, or months.A report from the Washington Post this morning said that is what Secretary John Kerry told the...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin
    Putin snubs US, Obama retaliates
    Russian President Vladimir Putin informed the White House Wednesday that he would not attend the G8 summit this week passing on a highly anticipated meeting with President Barack Obama.Moscow cited Putin’s duties in forming a new government...
  • Noda and Obama
    Japan to enter TPP framework plans
    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit began Saturday, November 12, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii. American President Obama and the First Lady hosted a dinner Saturday night in honor of the summit guests. Among the guests in attendance,...
  • Hawaii
    APEC: 'Another Political Economic Catastrophe'
    APEC is short for "Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation", or what I like to call it: APEC: 'Another Political Economic Catastrophe' APEC has landed on Hawaiian grounds, with its 21 countries leaders adding to economic growth.Here...
  • Students wave Peruvian and Ecuadorean flags before a welcome ceremony for Ecuador's President
    What Governor Gregoire's new trade initiative could borrow from Peru
    On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 the Puget Sound Business Journal reported that Governor Gregoire wanted to “boost state exports by 30 percent in the next five years and escalate new export sales by $600 million” with her new state export...