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Western Competition for Asian Markets is Heating Up

Wilson Center Public Policy Nicola Casarini authored an opinion piece in The National Interest. The article, entitled “Western Competition for Asian Markets is Heating Up,” discusses the Western pivot to Asia. In the article, Casarini describes President Obama’s push for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), a trade agreement between twelve nations. But according to Casarini, the European Union is simultaneously pursuing an economic rebalance toward Asia.

Can Oil Sanctions Push Russian Economy Into Recession?

Will Pomeranz joins “Bloomberg Surveillance" to look at whether or not the Russian economy can be pushed into recession by sanctions from the U.S. and Europe and the fall in oil prices. 

Is There a New Crack in the West’s Sanctions Regime Against Russia?

President Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations Wednesday offered to roll back the U.S. sanctions if Russia takes the “path of diplomacy and peace.” This overture comes on the heels of an emerging ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and continuing discussions in Minsk to find a political solution to the turmoil in eastern Ukraine.

Hearing of the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

On September 10, The President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented his new team of 28 Commissioners. They will now all be scrutinised by the European Parliament, through hearings in competent committees taking place from 29 September to 7 October, before the full house will vote on the new college on October 22.

From Sarajevo, 1914 to Southeastern Europe, 2014: Wars, Transitions and Controversies

In Balkans into Southeastern Europe, 1914-2014, A Century of War and Transition  (Palgrave, 2014), John Lampe revises and expands his 2006 volume to reconsider the region's full century since the assassination in Sarajevo and the Great War that followed.  Drawing on recent scholarship and addressing recent controversies, he traces the saga of Southeastern Europe from the explosive mixture of Balkan states and imperial borderlands before the First World War, through the trials that their successors faced during two world wars, the Cold War, and finally the wars of Yugoslavia's disso

Having Faith in Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Distinguishing Between Noises and Signals

Dr. Mustafa Cerić, Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will address current global geopolitical challenges, notably schisms in the Middle East and its consequences for the European security project and integration of the Western Balkans into European Union and NATO.   


Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe

What should the European Union’s policy priorities be in the coming institutional cycle? How can the economic benefits of the European Union be determined? The Global Europe Program brings together experts from the European Parliament to present one of its most recent studies. ‘Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014-19,’ illustrates the work-in-progress results of a long-term project to identify and analyze the ‘cost of non-Europe’ in a number of policy fields.

William Pomeranz on U.S.-Russia Relations after MH17 Crash

“Clearly, it still has nuclear weapons, it has a seat in United Nations and it has the ability to influence international affairs, but Russia really doesn't have the economic power or the influence abroad to really be the number one geostrategic enemy of the United States,” William Pomeranz talked about the state of U.S.-Russia relations following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine on C-SPAN.