Trumped up trade: the end of an era The days of US fiscal restraint, and of global trade growth outpacing GDP growth, are now over, Sebastian Dullien writes The EU must stand ready to confront US leadership This is not the first time that the United States has antagonised Europe. And Europe can provide an effective response to such external challenges when it stands united, Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol writes Topeka: the right combination Topeka offers the right combination of resources and support while delivering it all with a can-do attitude, GO Topeka Economic Partnership write The fall of Safe Harbour and the future of transatlantic data sharing The basis of Safe Harbour has been questioned for some time, and in recent years it has become increasingly apparent that an updated privacy regime is necessary, Natasha Simmons writes Arlington, Texas: at the centre of it all Arlington is quickly becoming a hub for engineering, advanced manufacturing, technology and medical science industries, the Office of Economic Development writes Naturally energetic Combining a reputation for energy investment with a true love of nature, Elk River promises an excellent environment for both businesses and employees, writes Colleen Eddy North America in the world of trade Working with Canada and Mexico, America’s capacity for innovation could be harnessed to develop solutions for shared economic, environmental, and resource-based challenges, Kent Hughes asserts FATCA – business support for a global solution The Business and Industry Advisory Committee (‘BIAC’) to the OECD is leading the business effort to engage with governments in a mutually beneficial dialogue, says Keith Lawson The Alien Tort Statute’s impact on the business community Bill Reinsch believes that the ATS will have a significant impact on the business community both in the United States and potentially, around the world Navigating a 21st century global trading system Bill Reinsch finds that tariffs are no longer the big issue, though some big ones remain. Now it is non-tariff barriers, local content, intellectual property and more How global supply networks drive growth and jobs There is a future in which America can create millions of jobs and strengthen it's economic growth, argues Matthew Slaughter A second thought on economic sanctions Richard Sawaya writes that economic sanctions have been a perennial staple of US foreign policy, currently touted as effective ‘coercive diplomacy’ in the case of Iran