The Friday Download

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A look at the local political scene, Trump's pathway to victory in 2020, impeachment, primaries and digital trade

Show Notes

In this episode, Friday Download host - Jordan Small (NZUS Council Executive Director) - is joined by Kenny Clark (Partner - Lillis Clark) and John Pask (Economist - Business NZ) for a look at developments of the past week. They start with a look at the local political context with the election later in the year, and then segue into a look at pathway to electoral success for President Trump in November, before again quickly considering the latest developments on the impeachment proceedings and the issue of electability in the Democratic Party’s primary process.  Finally, Jordan outlines the new Digital Economy Partnership Agreement and growing importance of digital trade and services in the US-NZ trade relationship. 

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About the NZUS Council

Established in 2001, we are a non-partisan, non-government organisation focused on advancing New Zealand’s interests in a strong bilateral relationship with the US.

What is The Friday Download?

A weekly celebration of democracy, creativity, innovation, technology, business, and trade