US-China Trade Negotiations in Chicago Today

It’s not every day that important negotiations take place outside of national capitals. The The US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade summit is no exception. Today’s negotiations in Chicago are just the second time in a quarter of a century that they have been held outside of Washington or Beijing. And the stakes areContinue reading “US-China Trade Negotiations in Chicago Today”

Understanding the Developing World

The world seems to be getting more complex by the minute, so I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a class this Spring to bring some clarity! See below: PSC 280 W01 (16 weeks online) CRN#65065 PSC 280 Non-Western Comparative Politics Over the next decade, it is expected that the non-Western worldContinue reading “Understanding the Developing World”

What Does Illinois Export?

What does Illinois export and to which countries? While overshadowed by Springfield politics regarding pensions, concealed weapons, and gay marriage, Governor Pat Quinn recently visited Mexico on a trade mission. This jaunt was the fifth such mission having previously visited: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, & China. Leaving aside FDI and trade in services (for this articleContinue reading “What Does Illinois Export?”