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  • Fighting Iran with Trade Sanctions 

    Bhala, Raj (Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law, 2014)
    How do American trade sanctions against Iran work? Have they worked? Championed by six American Presidents and sixteen Sessions of Congress, these sanctions against Iran have spanned nearly forty years. In that time, the ...
  • Diversity within Unity: Import Laws of Islamic Countries on Haram (Forbidden) Products 

    Bhala, Raj; Keating, Shannon (The International Lawyer, 2014-05-15)
    How do Muslim countries treat importation of goods that Islamic Law (Sharı’a) considers Haram (forbidden), namely, alcoholic beverages and pork products? Why do they do so? What might Muslim countries do, in accordance ...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership or Trampling Poor Partners? A Tentative Critical Review 

    Bhala, Raj (Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, 2014-04)
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be the most economically and politically significant free trade agreement (FTA) in the Asia-Pacific region. Conceived in 2006 by just four small countries, it now embraces 12 that ...
  • First Generation Indian External Sector Reforms in Context 

    Bhala, Raj (National Law University, Jodhpur, India, 2013)
    India's first generation external sector reforms are a fascinating case study of emergence from a post-Independence socialist-style economy to the world’s largest free market democracy. Part I of this article reviews the ...
  • Virtues, the Chinese Yuan, and the American Trade Empire 

    Bhala, Raj (University of Hong Kong, 2008)
    The relative foreign exchange valuation of the yuan, or renminbi, against the dollar is one of the longest-running and highest profile battles between the United States and China. What does the dispute, and America’s ...
  • Scrutinizing RTAs, A Comparative Review of David Gantz, Regional Trade Agreements: Law, Policy and Practice 

    Bhala, Raj; Odom, Matt; Sharp, Ben (National Law University, Jodhpur (India), 2009)
    Book review, Scrutinizing RTAs, A Comparative Review of David Gantz, Regional Trade Agreements: Law, Policy and Practice (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009).
  • Equilibrium Theory, the FICAS Model, and International Banking Law 

    Bhala, Raj (Harvard Law School, 1997)
    [...] Conventional wisdom finds that international banking law is an applied field. In contrast to a traditional field like constitutional law, in which well-developed bodies of literature exist that draw upon feminist ...
  • Poverty, Islamist Extremism, and the Debacle of Doha Round Counter-Terrorism: Part Three of a Trilogy – Trade Remedies and Facilitation 

    Bhala, Raj (University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2012-04-02)
    This article is the third and final part of a trilogy, the argument of which is that the Doha Round is a failed instrument of counterterrorism. The Round, launched in November, 2001, was supposed to make the world safe for ...
  • Poverty, Islamist Extremism, and the Debacle of Doha Round Counter-Terrorism: Part Two of a Trilogy – Non-Agricultural Market Access and Services Trade 

    Bhala, Raj (Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2012-02-23)
    The title of the Trilogy on the Doha Round, of which this article is Part Two, connotes the general argument: the Round is a failed instrument of counter-terrorism. The Round, launched in November 2001, was supposed to ...
  • Philosophical, Religious, and Legalistic Perspectives on Equal Human Dignity and U.S. Free Trade Agreements 

    Bhala, Raj (St. Louis University School of Law, 2008)
    What would international trade law, and particularly free trade agreements (FTAs) of the United States, look like if the dominant paradigm for their negotiation, drafting, implementation and enforcement shifted from economics ...
  • Resurrecting the Doha Round: Devilish Details, Grand Themes, and China Too 

    Bhala, Raj (University of Texas, 2011-04-07)
    The multilateral trading system embodied in the World Trade Organization has contributed significantly to economic growth, development and employment throughout the past fifty years. We are determined, particularly in the ...
  • Doha Round Schisms: Numerous, Technical, and Deep 

    Bhala, Raj (Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2008)
    [...] This article chronicles the schisms in the Doha Round, which was launched in November 2001 in the Qatari capital, with resoluteness to fight back in the international economic arena against terrorism. Yet, many of ...
  • WTO Case Review 2003 

    Bhala, Raj; Gantz, David A. (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2004)
    This WTO Case Review is the fourth in an annual series on the substantive international trade adjudications rendered by the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body. Each Review explains and comments on the Appellate ...
  • WTO Case Review 2001 

    Bhala, Raj; Gantz, David A. (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2002)
    This is the second in an annual series of articles reviewing the "reports" (decisions) of the Appellate Body, the highest judicial entity of the World Trade Organization, in this instance covering the reports adopted by ...
  • WTO Case Review 2004 

    Bhala, Raj; Gantz, David A. (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2011-04-19)
    This WTO Case Review is the fifth in an annual series on the substantive international trade adjudications rendered by the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Appellate Body. Each Review explains and comments on the Appellate ...
  • WTO Case Review 2002 

    Bhala, Raj; Gantz, David A. (The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2003)
    This is a third in an annual series of articles reviewing the "reports" (decisions) of the Appellate Body, the highest judicial entity of the World Trade Organization. Since its inception in 1995, the Appellate Body has ...
  • The Inverted Pyramid of Wire Transfer Law 

    Bhala, Raj (University of Kentucky College of Law, 1993)
    New domestic and international funds transfer statutes have been adopted, but there is no generally accepted understanding of the purpose of these laws even though they govern the movement of roughly two trillion dollars ...
  • WTO Case Review 2000 

    Bhala, Raj; Gantz, David A. (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2001)
    In the six and a half years since the World Trade Organization was created, the WTO's Appellate Body has become perhaps the most effective, and certainly the most prolific, international adjudicatory body. It has issued ...
  • The Myth about Stare Decisis and International Trade Law (Part One of a Trilogy) 

    Bhala, Raj (American University Washington College of Law, 1999)
    [...] There is an ineluctable – and remarkably rapid – change occurring in the international legal order. It is a movement away from the old-fashioned, continental-style approach to international dispute resolution, and ...
  • Doha Round Betrayals 

    Bhala, Raj (Emory University School of Law, 2011-04-07)
    The Doha Round was supposed to be about the grandest themes of contemporary times, namely, wealth and poverty and Islam and globalization, both of which are inextricably linked to war and peace. Thus, in a commercial sense, ...

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