Modern trade deals have become a flashpoint for hashing out the rules of the global economy. The most recent conflict centers on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive agreement concluded among 12 countries in 2015. Senior Vox correspondent Timothy B. Lee outlines the central tenants of the intricate deal and explains why it has become such a bone of contention. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this nuts-and-bolts, Q&A–formatted article to all those interested in international politics and the economy.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the Trans-Pacific Partnership entails and
- What provisions make it contentious.
About the Author
Timothy B. Lee is a senior correspondent for Vox, covering economics, technology and personal finance.
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