Trump, Iran, Europe: A Rebellion of the Lambs?

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by François Nicoullaud Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the nuclear deal with Iran arrived with a brutality that took Europeans by surprise. Of course, in the previous days, they had lost whatever illusions they still entertained. But… Continue Reading  

Think Trump’s Policies On Israel-Palestine Have Nothing To Do With You? Think Again

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by Lara Friedman Back in 2012, I warned a friend who was working on international trade issues: pay attention to what’s happening with the Palestinians at the UN, because it could cause problems for the U.S. on a wide range… Continue Reading  

Kyrgyzstan Hopes Chinese Investment Can Produce Industrial Breakthrough

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by Anna Lelik When China’s top diplomat visited Kyrgyzstan last month, he heard some bold proposals. Why, Foreign Minister Wang Yi was asked by Kyrgyz economic officials during his visit to Bishkek on May 22, did Beijing not consider relocating 40… Continue Reading  

Iran Gearing Up to Join the WTO–Again

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by Semira N. Nikou Iran is increasingly vocal about its readiness to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), which will involve a long, negotiated process with challenges both domestically and abroad.

Understanding EU Labeling Regulations

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by Mitchell Plitnick Recently, the European Union implemented a procedure for enforcing existing regulations requiring the labeling of some goods produced in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israel has vociferously objected to any labeling of products from its… Continue Reading