This podcast is Part 2 in a series of discussions with researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social and technological trends. Our analysts discuss what changes to openness – of ideas, borders, capital – within societies might mean for the functioning and legitimacy of an integrated world economy.
Bedevilled by debt and facing high unemployment, weak growth, and high deficits, the second-largest economy in the Eurozone was struggling to overcome the effects of the financial crisis. That struggle continues even as voters prepare to choose Hollande’s successor.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
How will Brexit shape Britain’s foreign policy towards other multinational partnerships and organizations?
Seeing Russia’s growing influence within cyber space, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the threats NATO may have to face in the near future.
In this interview, Andrii Veselovskyi, the Consul General of Ukraine in Toronto, talks to Michele Di Leo about his career in diplomacy, and how Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine has ramifications for Canada’s security and global stability.
In the past year, Europe has experienced a surge of support for right-wing populist parties. Mary Zelenova highlights the common themes in the platforms of these parties.