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Annie Gowen July 10, 2018
India has joined the global trade war alongside the European Union, China and other US trading partners in response to the Trump administration’s recent tariff hikes on steel and aluminum by increasing import duties on goods such as almonds, apples and select metal products. India notified the World Trade Organization of this decision on June 14. Annie Gowen reports for the Washington Post: “it...
Daniel Flitton July 5, 2018
Disasters bring the international community together. Rescue, medical and engineering specialists gather at the scene to offer expert opinions and plan search-and-rescue operations as viewers watch, wait and send donations: the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 2010 Chilean mine, the 2014 Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 to name just a few. The rescue of a group of boys and their soccer coach from a...
Nayan Chanda July 3, 2018
Global leaders are uncertain about their relationship with the United States. Policies, whether promoting America first in trade or separating children from parents seeking asylum, have long-term consequences for other countries. Questions emerge about the meeting between the US president and North Korea’s leader, followed by Donald Trump’s assurances that the nuclear weapons problem had been...
Philip Piletic July 2, 2018
Small businesses can no longer expect to be strictly local in production, supply or markets. Globalization – the endless connections through people, products and ideas – is an ongoing process that imposes a variety of effects on businesses. For the average small business owner, these are mixed compared to the profits multinational corporations extract from the global economy. Downsides consist of...
Daniel Fernandez June 5, 2018
Globalization has contributed both to spreading diseases quickly via travel and faster transportation systems and providing early warnings that lead to swift prevention mechanisms and treatments: “the rise of civilization – namely, the development of agriculture, animal husbandry and domesticated life – led to the growth of catastrophic illnesses such as smallpox, tuberculosis and polio,” writes...
Kemal Derviş June 1, 2018
In stark contrast to the views of the US president, French President Emmanuel Macron embraces a new global order and the growth of intergovernmental organizations. He still has strong faith in the Iran deal, and supports international trade is necessary for liberal-democratic politics. In the wake of Brexit, he pursues pan-European politics, maintaining a pro-globalization stance in the face of...
May 24, 2018
Donald Trump’s May 8th pullout from the Iran nuclear deal – which had promised sanctions relief in exchange for reduction, conversion and inspections of its nuclear facilities – has disappointed and angered Iranian business leaders. Trump’s strategy shifted from containment to a full-on economic offensive. According to the Economist, the administration “has told firms worldwide that they have...