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Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Policymakers shouldn’t always be so quick to blame free trade for job losses, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen.

Opinion: What the Senate's Latest Vote Reveals About Its Stance on Trade

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) turns away after a news conference at the Capitol May 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. The legislators held a news conference with small business owners from Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky to discuss trade and
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America’s trade partners exhaled a collective sigh of relief last week with the Senate's approval of Trade Promotion Authority.

Opinion: Behind the Latest Setback for Obama's Trade Agenda, and Why It's Surprising

People protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gather as US President Barack Obama attends a fund raiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Sentinel Hotel May 7, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s Senate vote, backers of a Trans-Pacific Partnership had won key support in Washington and abroad. What went wrong?

Asia-Pacific Trade in 2014: A Year of Hedging Bets and Weaving Intricate Webs

Leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership take part in a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on November 10, 2014. From left: Vietnam’s Vu Hu Hoang, U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman, U.S. President Barack Obama, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Singapore’s Ow Foong Pheng. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, a former Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, assesses major developments in Asia-Pacific trade negotiations and agreements and their implications for regional relations.

Lessons for the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Pact

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) meets with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, on Capitol Hill, June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Lee Loong is on a six-day working visit to Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with ASPI, examines the impact of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement on its tenth anniversary and considers what it might mean for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Seal a Deal on Agriculture?

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman (R) talks to Akira Amari, Japan's Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy, at a press conference in Singapore on May 20, 2014. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shom Sen, 2014 Wadsworth Fellow at Asia Society, explores options for the U.S., Japan, and other TPP countries to resolve their differences on market access for agricultural goods.

Can Japan and the US Make a Deal on Automobile Trade - and Get to a Final TPP?

Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang (L) speaks as US trade representative Michael Froman (R) looks on during the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on May 19, 2014. Trade Ministers and officials from the 12 TPP countries -- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the US, Vietnam and Singapore -- convened for the meeting. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shom Sen, 2014 Jack Wadsworth Fellow, examines the automobile-sector trade negotiations between Japan and the U.S. and considers what it might take to make a deal and clear the way for a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Washington's Incomplete 'Pivot' to Asia: Six Challenges to Resolve

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning the 2015 international affairs budget on Capitol Hill April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Kerry discussed a wide range of topics, including the conflict in Syria, relations with Iran, and also discussed the possibility of additional economic sanctions on Russia. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes an approach to getting the “pivot” to Asia back on track.

Top U.S. Economic Advisor Says Asia and U.S. Need Policy Shifts to Accelerate Growth

Caroline Atkinson, President Obama's top adviser on international economics, speaks at Asia Society New York on February 27, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

At Asia Society New York, Caroline Atkinson, President Obama’s leading advisor on international economics, described the need for the United States and Asian countries to collaborate on policies that will power global economic growth.

Kevin Rudd and Australia's Role in the 'Asia Pacific Century'

Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister of Australia. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)
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Australia's foreign minister is speaking at the Asia Society in New York on Friday, January 11, 2012. Whether or not most Australians identify themselves as "Asian," the country's future is directly tied to its neighbors to the north, writes Andrew Billo.