Solve the Indo-American food fight and save the WTO farm

"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?"

Scrapping NAFTA Bad for Agriculture

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.

Understanding Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia

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."

Saudi student leader at KU pleased with progress in homeland and at KU Law

"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. 

Middle East expert says much still to learn about latest Saudi crackdown

"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.

Fourth round of NAFTA negotiations set for mid-October

"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.

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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.

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