And they’re off! With Britain going to the polls for general elections on May 7, 2015, no party is poised to win an outright majority in parliament (requiring 326 seats) and the race for Westminster is simply too close to call.
In l985, faced with soaring U.S. trade deficits, industrial distress, and congressional pressure, Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III negotiated an agreement among the group of five leading industrial countries, known as the Plaza Accord, which coordinated the appreciation of their currencies against the dollar.
President Hollande’s message on nuclear deterrence: in a dangerous world, France does not intend to lower its guard.
In Chapter 3 of Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015 , John McLaughlin looks at how the roles of the world's great powers are evolving in the Middle East.
Ukraine’s crisis has continued escalating since former president Viktor Yanukovych announced his decision to cancel the planned signing of an association agreement with the European Union in November 2013. Over the subsequent 15 months, what began as a debate over a relatively arcane trade deal descended into revolution, a Russian invasion, and a civil war in eastern Ukraine.
The European Union and China are strategic partners and thus equipped with the instruments and political will to cooperate in international economics, politics, and security. This is how the EU and China officially talk to and about each other since they adopted their so-called “strategic partnership” more than a decade ago.
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
On January 13, the European Commission released a report on its public consultation about investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. The consultation was conducted online over a period of 15 weeks (March-July 2014), during which the Commission received nearly 150,000 submissions.
Following the outpouring of emotion created by the terrorist attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and anti-Semitic murders at a kosher grocery, it will be critical for French leaders to define and steer the terms of the public debate in ways that allow French and European societies to constructively address the enormous challenges at stake: safety and security concerns and social
A key determinant for European defense capabilities is the European defense market, which consists of three main elements: national defense budgets, the European defense acquisition regulatory environment, and the European defense and security industrial base.