Alan Oxley: September 2004 Archives

The Risk of an Anti-Development Trade Round

Countries join the World Trade Organisation to commit to reducing barriers to trade. Yet in the rhetoric of making trade fair, two key messages are lost: that a country benefits most from cutting its own barriers, and that if... Read More

Islamic Terrorism's Broad Front

Can it be a coincidence that in the week leading up to the anniversary of 9/11, Islamic terrorists strike in Southern Russia, and then in Jakarta, Indonesia, against an Australian target? The answer is no. It is a reminder... Read More

Time for a Taiwan Straits FTA

The absurdity of the idea of war in the Taiwan Straits only becomes clear when intolerability of the economic cost is considered. While there is talk aplenty of the prospect of war over Taiwan from hawks and political opportunists... Read More

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