How do stories shape domestic articulations of foreign policy? In this special report, Jack Burnham discusses how the narratives surrounding the rise of China and Japan shaped American foreign policy debates.
Tag: international trade
The Future of Transpacific Cooperation: A New Zealand Perspective
We hosted a virtual discussion with H.E. Martin Harvey, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Canada on July 28th! You can watch the recording of the event here. The discussion focused on Canada-New Zealand relations, security interests, transpacific relations and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also touched upon many other interesting subjects! Read More…
Trade Diversification: Spotlight on Europe
When you walk into a grocery store in almost any country in the world you are undoubtedly reaping the benefits of trade. Whether in the increased selection or the price tag, globalization has certainly impacted the way we consume and do business. However, trade between two countries leaves both parties vulnerable to each other’s economic Read More…
International Trade Implications on Canadian Business
Following a press release the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo made remarks on the theme of slowing global trade growth earlier this year. In 2017, there was optimism of renewed momentum in global trade which was backed by a 4.6% growth. This period of broad-based growth lasted throughout 2017 and into Read More…
Presidential Candidates Vie to Lead France’s Troubled 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.
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.
NAFTA’S Fight to Show Unity Post Brexit
Brexit has been felt the strongest in the EU but the effects have reached beyond the single market. Kristyn Byrne discusses what growing protectionist tendencies mean for NAFTA.
The Missing Link: China´s Exclusion from the TPP and the Emergence of Regional Trade Blocs
As part of our Trans-Pacific Parternship series, Michael explores the repercussions of excluding key global economies like China from the TPP.
The Race to Tehran: The European Drive to Revitalize Trade With Iran
On July 14, Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. In this agreement, Iran promised to reduce its supply of low-enriched uranium, eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium and cut two-thirds of its centrifuges for a minimum of 15 years. In exchange for its compliance, Read More…
The Blame Game: Slowing Global Growth and the Impact of Emerging Markets
Since the 2008 financial crisis, Emerging Market (EM) economies have been the major drive of economic growth; however, the engine behind the growth is beginning to sputter. Of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) who contribute 20% of global GDP, Brazil and Russia are both in recession while China has experienced dramatic Read More…