In a speech on October 24, British Prime Minister David Cameron railed against an “unjustified and sudden” bill from the EU demanding £1.7 billion from Britain by December 1. In light of growing “euro-skepticism” across the UK, Ali Peterson examines the repercussions of leaving the EU from Britain’s point of view.
This past Friday, the governor of Kagoshima, Yūichirō Itō, approved the reinstatement of the Sendai nuclear plant, the first step in a long political battle to reestablish nuclear energy in Japan. Kwame Newton evaluates the merits and demerits of a “renuclearized” Japan, and calls for patience.
Conna Walsh discusses the implications of the recent trade pact between India and Vietnam, and its significance for territorial conflict in the South China sea and China’s regional hegemony.
Through her cautious handling of German austerity policy, Chancellor Angela Merkel has positioned her nation as the leading economy in Europe. Yet, in light of recent economic turbulence, there is concern over whether the use of austerity is doing more harm than good to the German and European economies. Jordan Jackson reports.
We are accustomed to hearing the same news about oil: a disruption of global supplies by members of OPEC lead to an increase in the already soaring prices of oil. Since August of this year, however, the story has changed. Puneet Brar considers the impact of falling oil prices on global affairs.
The evidence is clear. The Chinese economic powerhouse is slowing down. Who will step in to fill the void?
Conna Walsh considers the challenges facing Beijing in anticipation of the upcoming APEC summit, and projects an increase in economic cooperation, despite ongoing territorial conflict in the region.
Puneet Brar comments on Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States, analyzing its likely effect of economic and political relations between the two countries.
Last week, a U.S. Court ruled once again against Argentina in the country’s debt-fight against a small group of holdout creditors. This ruling—and past ones on the same issue—are not only misguided, but bad foreign policy.