In part because the enumerated powers of Congress and the President have been widely interpreted, most of the agreements proposed as treaties could have been proposed as agreements between Congress and the executive. That`s why the U.S. government has often chosen to use agreements between Congress and the executive rather than contracts for controversial deals that are unlikely to get the required super-majority in the Senate. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of 1992 and the agreement with which the United States became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 are examples of controversial proposals dealt with in the form of agreements between Congress and the executive. As executive agreements are concluded on the authority of the President-in-Office, they do not necessarily bind his successors. When analysing an international agreement for the purposes of its national application. . . .