International Relations

Is War About to Break Out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West Even Notice?

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

World News

African Anger Builds Over President Trump’s Racist Comments

Far from dissipating, African anger is building over President Donald Trump’s negative characterization of Africa on January 11. African leaders are …

Donald Trump

Korea's Place In History

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><i>In the dynamic world of international relations in which the struggle for power among the great is the basic reality, the ultimate fate of the small buffer state is precarious at best.</i><p>Nicholas J. Spykman, “Geography and Foreign Policy, II,” …

Geopolitics

Trump's hawkish security adviser reportedly held secret meetings with Japan and South Korea about standing up to North Korea

• <b>President Donald Trump's hawkish national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, reportedly took a meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts to discuss North Korea.</b>• <b><br>McMaster has reportedly been pushing Trump to strike North Korea, and allegedly dismissed the recent talks between North and</b> …

U.S. Politics

'Twice the headache': Why it's getting harder for Canadians to enter U.S.

Amid negotiations over possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, an immigration lawyer says it’s becoming more difficult for …

Immigration

Clean Energy Might Reduce Global Warming, But What Will It Do to Geopolitics?

<i>This post is co-written by Sagatom Saha, Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine and Visiting Fellow at the Dixi Group. Read Varun Sivaram and Sagatom Saha’s new</i> …

World News

The Latest: US urges maritime interdiction of NK trade

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local):<p>9:30 a.m.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for nations to improve maritime interdiction of ships conducting illicit trade with North …

U.S. Politics

Nile Gardiner: Trump doesn't look so isolationist now, does he? Just ask America's enemies

When Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president in November 2016 the world took a collective deep breath. This was a man derided by his …

Melania Trump

Forex - Yen Holds Gains After Surprise Jump In Core Machinery Orders

Yen gains in Asia<p>Investing.com - The yen held gains against the dollar in Asia on Wednesday as core machinery orders unexpectedly rose and the euro …

Economy

How a Nafta Breakdown Could Blow Back Into Shale Patch

Long before the Trump Administration called for "energy dominance", the pre-election Trump campaign derided the North American Free Trade Agreement. …

Oil

NAFTA's Chapter 11 too costly for Canadians at $314M, says report

A progressive group says it's baffled that the Canadian government has worked at the NAFTA negotiating table to protect a dispute resolution system …

Canada

How Beijing Addresses Its Air Pollution Problem

Back in 2013, China experienced its worst smog outbreak since 1961. At some point in January, the Air Quality Index (AQI) readings in Beijing were …

Asia

Trade war ahead? Trump tells China’s Xi that growing trade gap ‘not sustainable’

President Donald Trump this week complained to China’s President Xi Jinping of a worsening trade deficit, in a sign that further action may be on the …

China

Pakistan, US return to talks

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and the United States on Monday returned to talks amid a war of words between the uneasy allies who had been threatening to part …

Pakistan

Fortress America Is Crumbling

Alfred McCoyTrump’s inept one-man diplomacy is wrecking US foreign policy.The post Fortress America Is Crumbling appeared first on The Nation.

Liberal View

War over North Korea nukes is avoidable: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday he believes war over North Korea’s nuclear weapons is avoidable — but he’s worried …

Antonio Guterres

Australia takes Canada to WTO over wine

The Australian government has sent a shot across the bow of Canada as it launches a trade fight over wine exports.<p>Australia is taking on Canada over …

Canada

Freedom in the World 2018

Key Findings<p><b>Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades</b> in 2017 as its basic tenets—including guarantees of free and fair elections, the …

Geopolitics

What will the new global order look like?

The post-second World War order of bipolarity has definitely collapsed after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It has been argued that this …

Turkey

Nobel peace laureate group urges Japan to join nuclear arms ban treaty

TOKYO (Reuters) - The leader of the campaign group that won last year's Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday urged Japan to join a United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear arms, saying a nuclear deterrence strategy would not bring about peace.<p>The comment by Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the …

World News

Assessing U.S.-China Diplomatic Solution to North Korea

During the past year, The Trump Administration and the Kim Jong-Un Regime have been trading consequential barbs regarding nuclear testing and …

North Korea

Volkswagen Hit Record Sales In 2017 Despite Its Global Emissions Scandal

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

Electric Vehicles

Australia files WTO complaint against Canada over wine sales rules

TORONTO — Australia has filed a complaint about Canada’s rules around wine sales with the World Trade Organization.<p>The complaint filed Friday argues …

Nova Scotia

Poland's new foreign minister aims to improve ties with Germany

On his first visit to Germany, Poland's new Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has his work cut out for him. Will he be able to mend the turbulent …

World News

Australia takes Canada to WTO over wine-selling rules

The Globe and Mail<p>hide navigation<p>Australia takes Canada to WTO over wine-selling rules<p>subscribe<p>sign in<p>search button<p>AdChoices<p>Email to friend<p>Share on Twitter<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on WhatsApp<p>close panel<p>open sub categories<p>open sub categories<p>open sub categories<p>open sub categories<p>open …

World Trade Organization

Ex-U.S. Envoy Cites 'Moderate' Kazakhstan, Its Desire For 'Global Role'

William Courtney, an ex-U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan talks about 2 1/2 decades of bilateral relations.

Russia

The Winter Olympics and the Paradox of South Korea’s Global Reach and Its Regional Constraint

The war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in recent months has virtually drowned out the voice of South Korea, which has an existential …

North Korea

Can The Oil Price Rally Continue?

Oil prices took a breather in early trading on Friday, raising questions over what will happen next.<p>Can the rally continue, pushing Brent well into …

Oil

Diplomacy on agenda at North Korea summit in Vancouver

A gathering of foreign ministers in Vancouver today to discuss the perils posed by North Korea is expected to focus on sanctions, non-proliferation …

North Korea

Turkish president wants Nato to take stand against the United States

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Nato to take a stand against the United States over its plans to form a 30,000-strong …

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