MarketWatch quotes Global Business and Economics Program Associate Director Garrett Workman and highlights an Atlantic Council event on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) featuring Secretary of State John Kerry:

“In our era, the economic and security realms are absolutely integrated,” he told a room full of analysts and policymakers at an Atlantic Council event, making the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, two sweeping trade deals being negotiated by the U.S. Trade Representative.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would set rules for the U.S. and 11 Asian countries, which notably exclude China, by far the biggest economic force in the region.

“The idea is to put pressure on China and write the rules before they have a chance to write them first,” said Garrett Workman, associate director of global business and economics and Atlantic Council.

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