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Economics North America

NAFTA 2.0 negotiations: Why Trump may back off

After six rounds of talks in 2017 between Canada, Mexico and the United States to renegotiate NAFTA, parties still appear far from consensus.

Asia Pacific Security

Will the North Korea crisis hit boiling point in 2018?

Will 2018 bring us closer to peace on the North Korea issue, or will we teeter more precariously on the nuclear precipice?

Middle East/North Africa North America

Why the US won’t lose Middle East allies over Trump’s Jerusalem move

US allies in the Middle East now see Iran as the primary threat, and might be willing to accept a lesser deal on Palestine in order to gain Israeli support.

Economics International

For American business to thrive, bilateral trade deals aren’t enough

As the Trump administration pulls out of multilateral free trade agreements, other world powers are increasingly commiting to them.

Asia Pacific North America

Will the US-Japan alliance endure under a Trump presidency?

Like a second-string quarterback thrown into a tie game in the fourth quarter, Japan is shouldering a heavier burden in Asia-Pacific, though not by design.

Asia Pacific Security

‘Tis the season to be realistic: 5 things to know about North Korean tensions

North Korea’s latest missile test puts the US mainland firmly in Kim’s sights. Here are five key points to understand the current crisis.

Economics North America

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?

Latin America Security

The real risks to the US come from Mexico’s southern border

Trump’s actions are likely to aggravate security problems originating on Mexico’s southern border with Central America.

Asia Pacific Security

Trump’s Asia tour: don’t expect any breakthroughs on North Korea

Dominating the agenda of Trump’s Asia tour is the looming threat from North Korea. Yet his bellicose posture is likely to be an impediment to diplomacy.

Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 5 – 11 November

Argentine Central Bank rate change. Brexit talks restart. Trump goes to Asia. US tax changes. All in the Week Ahead.