After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, NATO invoked Article 5 and the US declared war against terrorism. Then came the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 and Iraq in March 2003. A few years into the war, the initial shock of the tragedy faded away so, the public support for the intervention against Al – […]
If you asked somebody a month ago about In Amenas, few would have probably known even where it was on the map. But for about two weeks now, the world has been paying attention to this small town in eastern Algeria. This is because of the four day siege at the gas plant there that […]
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization that claims it is committed to improving the state of the world. As an effort to succeed in its mission, the WEF publishes regularly a series of reports concerning global issues. In the beginning of January 2013 the World Economic Forum published a report entitled Global […]
Why has the unsuccessful Doha round resulted in bilateral and inter-regional FTAs and what are the consequences for global trade?
The Doha Development Agenda is the ninth WTO multilateral trade round of negotiations launched in Doha, Qatar in November 2001 that was to be concluded by early 2005. Some of the main points on the agenda were reduction of barriers in the services sector, environmental issues, and freer trade in agricultural goods. Moreover, Doha was […]