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We can give thanks to the strong winds of trans-Atlantic trade for ‘Tom Turkey.’ Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Why we have globalization to thank for Thanksgiving

A globalization expert shares two surprising tales of how the powerful winds of trans-Atlantic trade affected the quintessentially American holiday.
The United States and Australia should abandon the TPP and focus their efforts on trade deals that take a prudent approach to market access. Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Why Trump is right, and wrong, about killing off the TPP

The United States and other countries are right to reject the TPP, but President-elect Donald Trump's claims about it are misguided.
During his campaign, Trump has adopted a virulent nationalist tone. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

What will Trump’s foreign policy look like?

From Iran and the relationship with Russia to global trade, many questions remain on how Donald Trump will shape his foreign policy.
Countries like Australia and Japan might be forced to choose between China and the US when it comes to security and economic ties. Jason Lee/Reuters

Trade with China or security with the US? Australia will have to choose

Donald Trump victory in the US presidential election will frustrate China, leading the country to try and assert its economic and political leadership. This means Australia may have to choose.
We shouldn’t dismiss the possibility of a Trump victory and its effects on the global economic landscape. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A Trump presidency could bring a range of economic disasters

A Trump victory in the US presidential election is unlikely, but then again, so was Brexit. If he does get elected, there may be severe economic and financial consequences.

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