Troubles In Paradise

By Juan Clar As many Caribbean economies grow, and the threat of Cuban communism fades, the United State’s top challenge in the Caribbean comes from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.…

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Confronting the Hydra

WTO: The End Of The WTO And The Future Of International Trade

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By Ethan Rutledge Progress in the harmonization of the international trading system has stalled since the Doha Round negotiations, launched in 2001, failed to produce any meaningful reforms of the WTO and its sister institutions. This is despite an underwhelming agreement reached in Bali last December that achieved the goal of trade facilitation amongst WTO…

Troubles In Paradise

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By Juan Clar As many Caribbean economies grow, and the threat of Cuban communism fades, the United State’s top challenge in the Caribbean comes from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A U.S. territory since 1898, Puerto Rico has been economically outpaced by its neighbors. Compared to Puerto Rico, 17 Caribbean nations have higher GDP growth,…

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The Downfall of EU Influence in the Western Balkans

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by Cassidy Henry The credibility of the European Union (EU) is declining in the Western Balkans. Candidate states of the region see the date for accession negotiations fading further into the future; they now doubt whether they will ever join the EU. If this hope is dashed, these countries could easily relapse into nationalistic rhetoric…