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Trump and the ‘normalisation’ of relations with Cuba

On 8 November, Washington imposed fresh sanctions on Cuba, targeting the tourism and business industries. Is this a return to Cold War politics?

Economics North America

NAFTA e-commerce limits likely to rise, but at what cost?

Proposed changes are inevitable, but could put many traditional retailers out of business, creating a complex political decision for NAFTA leaders.

North America Politics

Impact of Manafort indictment reaches beyond the White House

Former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates have been indicted. Will the administration survive the gathering storm?

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Why we should expect tighter US tech regulation – and how the EU will benefit

There is a growing consensus among US Democrats and Republicans that the tech industry needs regulation to mitigate the risk of foreign interference in political domestic matters. Such efforts would strongly benefit EU countries.

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Trump isn’t the only factor that could derail NAFTA

Late-2018 presidential elections in Mexico and congressional elections in the United States could jeopardize the future of NAFTA.

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Economic impact should not deter US gun control efforts

With the US firearms industry estimated to be worth $50 billion and growing, what would be the economic impact of proposed gun control measures?

North America Politics

Trump’s “America First” policy: provoking adversaries and alarming allies

When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the General Assembly in late September, he promised “to defend America’s interests above all else.”

North America Security

The one thing that could make Trump move on gun control

In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, there will be renewed calls for tighter gun control in the US. A ban on assault weapons, longer waiting periods,

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How the US shale revolution could come to a grinding halt

The US shale revolution has upended global oil markets and reshaped how OPEC does business. But Wall Street has different ideas for the revolution that could raise oil prices higher in 2018.

Economics North America

A big financial mistake: The economic implications of repealing DACA

President Donald Trump has moved toward repealing the DACA law in order to fulfill a promise to the base that elected him in 2016.