Political New Year's Resolution - Say Yes to Action
Huffington Blog Post
January 4, 2014
"As the "Just Say No" approach that forced a fruitless U.S. government shutdown goes global, political leaders and voters in America, Europe and elsewhere must resolve to make 2014 a year to say yes to action. A world seeking desperately to find the path towards renewed economic vibrancy needs politicians to say yes to confronting the tough issues head on and voters to say yes to participating in all election contests rather than leaving a vacuum for fringe voices to exploit."
Trade Opportunities for Turkey
December 11, 2013
It was great to be interviewed by Melike Ayan from Bloomberg HT on the importance of Turkey being included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.
India under fire as food impasse imperils WTO
Quote in Agence France-Presse(AFP) article
Photo (© Kennedy) - Bali, Indonesia
December 6, 2013
"However Mark Kennedy of George Washington University said developing countries did not 'appear to be rallying to India?s cry'.
'It comes off more as a domestic political issue for India than a true commitment to be a leader for the developing world,' added Kennedy, who has advised the US government on trade issues."
World Trade Organization
Photo (© Kennedy) With Executive Director of International Trade Center Arancha Gonzalez
December 4, 2013
It has been very interesting to observe the world trying to come together to deliver results from the Doha Round of negoations at the World Trade Organization's 9th Ministerial being held in Bali, Indonesia.
My Advice for President Obama
Huffington Blog Post
December 2, 2013
"It seems like every new poll shows President Obama's approval rating slipping lower and lower. The second term slump is nothing new for presidents. In fact, it's generally been the rule rather than the exception.
What has been striking is how quickly Democrats have started to breakaway from President Obama, hastening his slide into lame duck status. That's something any president tries to avoid for as long as possible, and Obama will need to put in some difficult work to get the momentum back before critical fiscal showdowns in January and February."