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Europe Politics

EU reconsiders its policy towards Russia

Since early 2014, EU-Russia relations have been severely strained as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Politicians, scholars and authors talk of a “new Cold War” that has economics

North America Politics

Midterm Series: How the elections will affect US trade policies

A Republican Senate could drag out negotiations between the United States and EU, and between the United States and Pacific Rim countries, for at least the next 2 years. This

Economics Europe

Can TTIP survive politics in Germany and UK?

Both Germany and the United Kingdom have a crucial role to play in the future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal. When José Manuel Barroso and Herman van

International Natural resources and energy

Four places that could become water conflict zones

Water is the single most important resource on the planet but human consumption is already beginning to outpace growth of the global water supply. As a result, tensions over shared water

North America Politics

Opinion: New assertive Canadian foreign policy

The last decade has seen a dramatic transformation of Canada’s reputation and assertiveness abroad. Recent comments from Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau highlight just how fundamentally its foreign policy discourse has

Natural resources and energy North America

Canadian aboriginal victory jeopardise energy projects

Late June, Canada’s Supreme Court granted the First Nations group Tsilhqot’in aboriginal title over a vast area of land in British Columbia. The ruling puts energy and natural resource projects there in

Economics International

EU seal case adds new protectionism to WTO

The WTO’s public morality exemption has seldom been employed. However, a recent successful challenge has changed that and may herald a litany of trade restrictions in the near future. Goods,

Economics International

Resurgence of MFN clauses in contracts and treaties

Most favored nation clauses have been around for centuries. Perhaps because of their increasing popularity, however, governments and the public are starting to question how well they work.  What do

International Natural resources and energy

Four Countries that beat the resource curse

Four countries that have successfully navigated the potential pitfalls of natural resource wealth provide examples of how best to avoid falling victim to the “paradox of plenty.” A quick look

North America Politics

Separatist defeat in Quebec elections calms investors

The stunning defeat of the Parti Quebecois at the hands of the Liberal Party effectively kills the French-Canadian quest for autonomy – at least until the next election. When premier Pauline