Mark Kennedy

TTrump’s Right on Hacking, Wrong on Yuan

Wall Street Journal - Letter to Editor

Photo (© Kennedy) - New York

November 16, 2015

My letter to editor responding to recent Donald Trump Op-Ed on engaging China on currency.

"Most serious observers of China’s economy would argue that it is sending the exact opposite signal to the financial markets. The communist government is interested in getting reserve currency status, and the tactics it may have employed in the past to boost domestic growth are counterproductive to achieving that goal. There is no doubt that, if granted, at least $1 trillion in global reserves will flow to the yuan, the currency of a dictatorship, and away from currencies of democracies. That is a much more pressing issue in the months ahead."

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MRevitalizing the Mexican- American Relationship with TPP

Speech - American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

November 13, 2015

Great exchange of ideas on how best to capture the opportunities of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to strengthen the U.S., Mexico and our relationship. Following my speech, I was joined in this discussion with Roberto Zapata Barradas, General Director for Asia, Oceania and Multilateral Organizations, or Mexico's Secretariat of Economy.

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MBig Data in Advocacy

Speech to GW Alumni

Mexico City, Mexico

November 13, 2015

It was great to share thoughts on the importance of big data and digital tools in effective modern day advocacy to George Washington University Association alumni in Mexico City.

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FOXNEWS 10 20 15aCanadian Election Impact on Keystone

FOXNEWS - Special Report

October 20, 2015

My view on implications of Canadian special election and its impact on the Keystone pipeline.


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TIt’s Time to Ditch Trump, Not the TPP

Foreign Policy Opinion Piece

Photo (c) Kennedy - Tokyo: Let's adopt TPP and sell more to Japan!

October 6, 2015

"While some were celebrating that, after years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other nations had finally reached an agreement on the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to malign the trade pact as a “terrible deal.” The move was further proof, for those who still need it, that Trump is rich in negative bluster and bankrupt on positive ideas. If Congress heeds his populist pandering on TPP, it would weaken America, abandon our allies, harm American workers, and escalate tension with China. By supporting TPP, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio reflect their prioritizing sound policy over demagoguery."

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