In this article, Dan Poliwoda reviews the recent proliferation of preferential trade agreements, and considers how the WTO should respond, as international trade trends away from multilateralism towards bilateralism.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a contentious topic in international affairs since it was announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The mega-project aiming to connect Central Asia, Europe, and Africa via economic trade routes has received mixed responses from the international community for its lofty goals. Despite criticism about the plan’s […]
The Syrian Civil War is drawing to a close, and at long last. Since its inception in March of 2011, the conflict has provoked utter calamity on a scale not otherwise seen since World War Two. Originating from an unassuming incident, the war has spiraled out of control, with the resulting carnage leaving upwards of […]
In this article, Dakota Bewley discusses the trade war between the US and China. Is President Trump’s aggressive outlook towards China a tool for economic containment?
The program editors at NAOC look at global intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa in the form of military, economic, and political ties.
Is Canada’s commitment to North American defence enough to face new challenges in security and immigration, trade, and threats to global peace?
While outlining a divergence of US-EU interests with regards to Russia, the new US sanctions also remind Europe of its dangerous energy dependence on Russia.
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.