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.
Author: Ross Linden-Fraser
Budget 2017: For International Assistance, Less is More
In substance and in tone, Budget 2017 takes a very different approach to international affairs than its predecessor.
Is Proportional Representation Good for Extremists?
Critics of proportional representation say it gives a platform to extremism. Is that true?
Canada’s International Assistance Review: More Focus, if not More Funding
With Canada’s New International Assistance Policy and Budget 2017 around the corner, the Trudeau government is expected to offer a new focus for foreign aid, if not much more funding.
Canada’s One Percent
We are having the wrong conversation about Canadian defence spending.
NAFTA: New and Unimproved
With Donald Trump in the White House, NAFTA is likely to be renegotiated—and unlikely to be fixed.
Mr. President’s Disloyal Opposition
What’s the next step for the Women’s March on Washington?
New Hands, Not Enough Cards
The cabinet shuffle gave Canada’s trade officials a new hand, but few new cards. Ross Linden-Fraser offers his take on what the changes can – and cannot – do for the country’s trade agenda.