"On India’s side are the Group of 33 developing countries. America’s allies include the European Union. To be sure, in Buenos Aires, the 164 WTO members will argue about several topics. But, no Conference issue is more important than food. It’s the one good all 7.8 billion people need. It’s the one good in which every country hopes to be self-sufficient, but can’t. It’s the one good that is both a human right and essential to national security. If the WTO cannot solve the 5-year long food fight, then what good is it?"
Ending the North American Free Trade Agreement could spell trouble of agriculture in the United States. Raj Bhala says that trying to solve the trade deficit issue will stall negotiations. He says agriculture and other industries that are dependent on trade need to pay attention to what Canada and Mexico do with other free trade agreements. “They (Canada and Mexico) are increasingly looking east and west, instead of north and south,” Bhala says.
"A University of Kansas Law professor and Middle East expert outlines the scope of the problem in Yemen exacerbated by the Saudi blockade imposed earlier this month.
Raj Bhala talks about Mohammed bin Salmon, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, and his new actions that are transforming the country. He argues that there are different stages, including an economic, legal, and military. "Working three stages simultaneously is hard, but that is the fate of MBS. The Muslim ummah, plus its non-Muslim sisters and brothers, are the audience. No one in this audience wants to see a bad play. All of us yearn for a performance that merits a standing ovation."
"Sharia threat is a myth, according to Raj Bhala, professor of law at the University of Kansas School of Law, 'The fear of Shariah is irrational, based on ignorance not only of Islamic law but also American law that prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.'"
"The Saudi student leader at the University of Kansas sees the biggest challenge for his homeland going forward as economic." Bander Almohammadi said that he has found found friendly people at the University of Kansas and that they have made him feel at home. He said since classes have been in session he has been working to acquire more knowledge about the American justice system.
"A Middle East expert at the University of Kansas believes there is still much to learn about the latest crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia. 'Over the weekend, a large number, several dozen senior businesspersons and Royal Family members were arrested and charged with corruption,' said Raj Bhala, the Brennesein Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas Law School, and a Senior Advisor at Dentons. 'Their finances and their business transactions have violated one or the other laws, from tax evasion to money laundering to disclosure.
"The fourth of seven planned rounds of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is scheduled to start Oct. 11 in the United States.
Generally speaking, the business community would be very much against withdrawal, said Raj Bhala, an international trade law expert, Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at University of Kansas Law School and senior adviser for law firm Dentons U.S. LLP.
A University of Kansas Law Professor and Middle East expert doesn’t see anything wrong with the Trump administration looking into the Iran nuclear deal, but when they look closely, he believes they’ll see it’s got good safeguards as part of it.
"America’s ghastly gluttony for guns shows no sign of abating, nor does the abuse of arms by a few notorious state and non-state actors. With its focus on Las Vegas, the world has forgotten about burgeoning black-market trade of arms across borders, and into conflict zones, and thus about the remedy for this evil – the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)."