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International Natural resources and energy

Three things to know about the India-Australia uranium deal

The India-Australian uranium deal may help India address critical energy issues while enhancing its growing legitimacy as a nuclear power and shoring up Australia’s economic security. On Friday August 5,

International Politics

Will a partnership emerge between Israel and Ukraine?

In the midst of respective civil conflicts, Israel and Ukraine find themselves being drawn closer together. A strengthened partnership between the two countries could yield a number of strategic dividends.

Economics International

Iran-South America trade suffers as relations thaw with the West

Iran’s relations with South America under former president Ahmadinejad now face a decline in economic cooperation, as Iran mends its ties with the United States. Will improved relations between Iran and the

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

Economics Latin America

Haiti and Dominican Republic struggle to cooperate

Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been working to repair bilateral relations in the wake of the Dominican Republic’s new citizenship law. As Haiti deals with its own political paralysis,

Economics International

At 50 years UNCTAD struggles to stay relevant

UNCTAD has been essential to setting the economic agenda of developing countries for much of the past half century. Yet, in the face of globalization and difficulties in consensus-building, it

Latin America Politics

Peru proposes deregulation for extractive industries

The Peruvian government recently proposed reforms to deregulate its extractive industries. The proposed deregulatory framework shows Peru’s desperation to sustain high levels of foreign investment. Since 2000, Peru’s economy has grown the

Asia Pacific Economics

Prospects improve for China-Pakistan economic corridor

Pakistan and China recently signed agreements to build a new airport and upgrade the Karakorum Highway in Balochistan, demonstrating further commitment to a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Recently signed agreements

Europe Politics

Estonia-Russia border deal brings needed clarity

Estonia and Russia have signed an agreement clarifying their shared border. The two countries could see improved trade relations. On February 18th, Estonia and Russia signed a historic agreement outlining

Economics Europe

Spanish court ruling could hurt China-Spain trade

Spain’s High Court has issued arrest orders to detain former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, former premier Li Peng, and three others over charges brought by Tibetan human rights groups in Spain.