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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…

Security, Trade and the Economy

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…

Security, Trade and the Economy

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…

Ross Linden-Fraser Security, Trade and the Economy

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.

Security, Trade and the Economy

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…

Security, Trade and the Economy

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…

Security, Trade and the Economy

The Marriage of Environment and Economics: A Review of Scott Vaughan´s “Trade and Sustainable Development”

The idea of sustainable development is fairly simple; a system of development that meets the needs of today while bearing in mind its ability to continue for the future. It is often the simplest of ideas which have the most perplexing complexities due to their openness and interpretation. Earlier this year, a group of thirty Read More…