This section includes information and official documents relating to the biennial nuclear security summits. Here you will find useful background information about the summits, a list of participating countries and their national regulators, as well as communiques, joint statements, and progress reports from the 2014 Hague Nuclear Security Summit, the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, and the 2010 Washington Nuclear Security Summit.
"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."