Thu, Mar 5

POL 300-800, Global Diplomacy
Spring 2020 | warkentin.xyz/300

Discussion

  1. Why has the number of RTAs and bilateral agreements increased notably over the past 20 years?
  2. Are RTAs and bilateral trade agreements better than WTO-based agreements? Explain your answer.
  3. Which states benefit from multilateral agreements? From RTA agreements? Support your answer.
  4. Does trade drive politics or vice versa? Select and present your position on this issue.
  5. Should poorer countries be given economic preference in a global economy? Why or why not?
  6. How might "logistics diplomacy" impact your daily life? Be specific and give an example.
  7. What's the best way to handle the kind of territorial disputes discussed in this chapter?
  8. How does the WTO help states in their pursuit of trade policies? How does it hurt them?
  9. What "trade diplomacy" advice would you give to the leader of a developing country? Why?