A series of three addresses on American and Chinese values, perceptions, interests, and strategic intentions, and their impact on the possibility of developing a common narrative for U.S.-China relations for the future.
In April 2014, the United Nations Conference on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted new transparency rules for treaty-based investor-state arbitration (ISDS) conducted under UNCITRAL’s international arbitration rules. For the first time, the public would gain access to most information about ISDS claims filed with UNCITRAL.
On February 28, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released India’s 2015–2016 Union Budget and delivered the annual Budget Speech, laying out the government’s thinking on economic reforms. The budget’s significance as a tool of economic reform has steadily declined over the last couple of decades.
Tunisians are exhausted. The past four years of upheaval, uncertainty, and political jockeying have sapped many people’s energy and spirits. Worn out from a roller coaster ride of optimism and disappointment, many are distrustful of those in power and the promises they make.
The North American energy landscape has shifted in significant ways. New development of abundant tight oil and unconventional natural gas resources creates an historic opportunity to enhance economic growth throughout North America and improve the region’s competitiveness in global markets.
Earlier this month in Istanbul, Turkey hosted the first major event of the G20 year, the annual kick-off meeting of finance ministers.
While free trade agreements and other intermediary trade agreements allow emerging nations increased access to markets, many low- and middle-income countries lack the capacity required to meet global standards.
Maintaining international security and pursuing American interests is more difficult now than perhaps at any time in history. The security environment that the United States faces is more complex, dynamic, and difficult to predict. At the same time, no domestic consensus exists on the purposes of American power and how best to pursue them.
The year 2015 marks an unparalleled opportunity for the United States and Vietnam to bolster their relations, culminating with a widely expected visit to Hanoi by President Barack Obama toward the end of the year.