The European Union and China successfully reached a consensus on a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) at the end of 2020, signaling closer trade relations and greater multifaceted cooperation between the two regional juggernauts. The deal has several implications for ...

A brief scroll through TikTok, a novel social media platform known for short videos and a powerful algorithm for suggested content, could include American teenagers dancing a snappy routine, social advocates preaching their cause and renditions of the viral “Ratatouille ...

By: Cameron Levine and Eleanor Savas After more than a year of negotiations, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect on July 1, 2020. Earlier last summer, while President Donald Trump moved quickly to replace the North ...

In early September, multiple Chinese-national professors researching Australian Studies were stripped of their Australian visas on the grounds of security issues. The incident comes on the heels of reports that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) raided the residences of ...

It’s a blustery October weekend in Munich, Germany. The leaves are changing, the wind is blowing, and locals hurry through the city without the typical throngs of tourists. The iconic Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall’s 5,000 seat establishment has half of its ...

“After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East”  President Donald Trump stated. On September 15, representatives from the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United States signed the ‘Abraham Accords.’ The Abraham Accords ...

While several countries around the world have been forced to shut down yet again due to resurging COVID-19 cases, others are faring well and slowly beginning to open up. Desperate to salvage their economies, previously shut-down by internally-imposed lockdowns, certain ...

The relationship between China and Ecuador, at a surface level, has been that between lender and borrower. During the administration of President Rafael Correa, who served from 2007 to 2017, the South American country cut ties with western investors and ...

Shortly after a September trilateral White House meeting between the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the United States President Donald Trump, and the Kosovan Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, the Serbian government surprisingly signed an agreement to normalize economic relations with the  ...

Ever-present in society is the need to conduct economic transactions. In some places, fresh produce and livestock facilitate trade, while in others, coins and paper currency are the means of exchange. Today, however, economic transactions increasingly depend on an exploding ...