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IP & The Future of Diplomatic Relations

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The US has entered a number of bilateral agreements with nations in Asia over the status of its companies’ intellectual property (IP) rights. However, fear of China’s continued economic growth has resulted in decades of antagonistic economic policy that implicates the role of IP in America’s diplomatic strategy in Asia. The path forward in the development of IP law will not be a global court system, but the use of global standards in interpretation and enforcement.

The Plight of the Drug Industry

Pharmaceutical companies are moving towards a business model of mostly in-licensing deals, which has been increasing profits at the cost of decreasing innovation.

Pharmaceutical companies are moving towards a business model of mostly in-licensing deals, which has been increasing profits at the cost of decreasing innovation. In order to increase the rate of novel drug development, the FDA should reconsider its policies to be more accomodating of complex technologies and methodologies.

Can A Gun Problem Be Solved With More Guns?

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President Trump has recently proposed arming school teachers as a solution to mass shootings in schools. However, the outcome of this policy might not satisfy its intent.

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