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5 Apr 2016
Britain | EU | EUROPEAN UNION | foreign policy | Global politics | influence | International Relations | Politics | security | Trade | Europe | Leadership | International
The EU referendum taking place in the UK may not be fought on the UK’s place in the world but it is certainly one of the central issues. Before the end...
29 Feb 2012
Brazil | economics | free trade | FTAA | global economy | NAFTA | North America | South America | the Americas | Trade | trade agreements | Americas | Economic policy | Economy General | International | Economy
In 2001, during the Summit of the Americas held in Québec City, then President George W. Bush spearheaded the effort to introduce a trade agreement that would...
20 Feb 2012
Business | Competitiveness | economy | Fairness | Government | Redistribution | TAX | Trade | Political philosophy | Tax | Philosophy | Economy
AN ARTFUL taxman, according to Jean-Baptiste Colbert, treasurer to Louis XIV, so plucks the goose as to obtain the most feathers for the least hissing. The...
17 Feb 2012
Barak Obama | Cold War | George W. Bush | International Cooperation | Missile Defence | National interest | Nuclear Weapons | Russia | Superpowers | terrorism | Trade | United States | Vladimir Putin | Asia | Europe | Global | International
War creates unexpected alliances, and the war on terrorism gave a good opportunity for growing closeness between the United States and Russia. For the first...
26 Jan 2012
Currency | EURO | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone crisis | Politics | SINGLE CURRENCY | Trade | United Kingdom | Economic policy | Government | Europe | Economy General | International | Economy
The European single currency affiliated to the European Union (EU) is called the Euro. It was launched on January 1st, 1999 amid a blaze of Europhoria (sic)....
26 Jan 2012
aid | competition | free trade | International development | Politics | Trade | Politics General | Finance | Economy General | International | Economy
Foreign aid had grown significantly in absolute terms (if not as a percentage of GDP in the case of many developed countries) but this has shown up a paradox...
13 Sep 2011
aid | Development | economic growth | FTAs | homeland security | poverty | preventing war | protectionism | sweat shops | Trade | WTO | Economy
Free trade's virtues have been praised for three hundred years. By allowing every country equal access to all markets, the theory says, you guarantee the...
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