President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that was set to take place next month.
The conflict of interest was apparent at a recent UN agency conference to "reform" the arbitration clause that grants multinational corporations the right to sue governments.
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Dimitri Papadimitriou is President of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and Executive Vice President and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics at Bard College.