Foreign Policy in Focus

A bimonthly journal focused on U.S. foreign policy Covers a variety of foreign policy issues and topics aimed at government officials, media activists, and academics. Analyzes foreign policy and international affairs, and recommends policy alternatives. C

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 39, November 1

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Key Points * APEC is the largest, most diverse trans-Pacific forum of its kind. * APEC envisions elimination of all trade and investment barriers by 2010 for the wealthiest countries and by 2020 for the poorest ones. * APEC is in a quandary...
Problems with Current U.S. Policy
Key Problems * Washington's free trade model for the Asia-Pacific region has met with resistance. * U.S. policy in APEC promotes an economic model that downplays human rights and sustainable development. * U.S. policy has ignored the lower...
Toward a New Foreign Policy
Key Recommendations * Washington should drop its insistence on comprehensive trade and investment liberalization and should recognize the validity of a plurality of development models and priorities. * The U.S. should support initiatives that...
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