Global Governance

Putting the Brakes on Carbon: China After Paris

Over the past few years the Chinese government has been accelerating its efforts to cut the country’s CO2 emissions with coal consumption caps, electricity sector reforms, and expanded monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems for

Turkey in 2016: Domestic Politics, EU Relations and Beyond

Four experts offered their analysis on the future of domestic politics in Turkey and assessed the country’s evolving relationships with the West.

20 Years after Dayton: International Engagement and Power Sharing in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Dayton-Paris Peace Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina finds itself at a crossroads. The country is engaged in the process of European integration, yet is still a largely inefficient and highly fragmented state. This situation poses a challenge for reform-oriented domestic actors, the international community in general, and the European Union in particular.

International Implications of Cooperation in the Petrobras Corruption Scandal Investigations

The international ramifications of the multibillion dollar corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras and companies and business executives from Brazil and elsewhere have slowly emerged since the beginning of the investigations led by Brazilian authorities in March 2014.  Earlier this year Petrobras informed shareholders that the company is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for potential violations of securities laws, and by the U.S. Department of Justice, under the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA). Early last month, U.S.

Uneasy Triangle: The United States, China, and Russia and the New Global Order

Throughout the Cold War era, the triangular relationship formed between the United States, China, and Russia was central to forming modern global order. Today’s geopolitical and economic challenges have brought renewed urgency to understanding the evolving motivations of each of these powers in their relationships with one another.

Looking Ahead to Paris: Expectations and Reality at COP 21

The focus of the global community on the outcome of the Paris Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December is unprecedented. The world awaits, anticipating the details of an international and legally-binding agreement to address climate change.

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