EU reaches 'historic' deal on coronavirus recovery
In a video interview with the DW, Professor Erik Jones delves into the EU's so-called historic coronavirus recovery fund agreement, possible future taxes, and how certain countries will be using the funds.
UK move against Huawei is a 'victory' for Trump, expert says
Speaking with CNBC, Professor Allin discusses growing West-China tensions, Brexit, and the U.S.-UK trade talks. "China has clearly shot itself in the foot. It's really overreached, it's righly angered the British over its crackdown in Hong Kong and its really brazen violation of the agreement under which that territory was handed by the UK back to China."
Globalization is no longer riding high
Professor Appleton is cited in Capital Ethiopia on how some of the biggest events in Europe and the U.S. marked a challenge to globalization, starting from the anti-immigrant sentiment in Western Europe and to the election of U.S. President Trump and the ensuing anti-globalization measures.
Will World Powers Manage A Compromise Over Iran Arms Embargo?
As the U.S. and the European trio struggle to agree on how to approach the Iran arms embargo, Professor Vakil tells Radio Farda that it will likely be discussed this week during U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pomeo's visit to London. "I believe the E3 and specifically in this scenario the UK might be amenable to an informal code of conduct or agreement with the US as a concession to avoid or guarantee that the US will not pursue the snap back option."
China could help stop the freefall in global economic cooperation
In their latest for Brooking's "Order from Chaos" blog, Professor Plummer and Peter Petri examine the implications of recent regional trade initiatives, how they may offset the negative effects of the U.S.-China trade war, and how China will seek to position itself going forward. "In these dysfunctional times, a new regional cooperation model led by China would yield economic gains and meaningful political support. Mutually valued international partnerships have never been more urgent for China or the world..."
Next Generation EU: Everybody will win, and all must have prizes
In his latest for "The UK in a Changing Europe," Professor Jones co-authors a piece exploring why the Next Generation EU recovery fund may be more problematic than designed: "The shortcomings of Next Generation EU will show up only later as the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to grind up small and medium sized enterprises and to send huge numbers of Europeans into unemployment."
As Iran arrests Instagram influencers, some seek safety abroad
A parkour athlete was arrested by Iranian authorities for violating the country's public decency codes in one of his videos, leading him to flee to Turkey where he may actually face extradition. The World cites Professor Vakil on how Iran is pursuing refugees and influencers across borders: “There seems to be something new happening...[authorities are] trying to bring people back and have them face their sentences back home.”
Israel's annexation plan: how should Europe react?
On July 13, Professor Del Sarto will participate in a webinar hosted by the Istituto Affari Internazionali and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy to discuss Israel's recent announcement to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and how the EU should respond to this move.
New East Asian trade blocs create tough choices for China
In their latest for VoxEU, Professor Plummer and Peter Petri examine several emerging regional trade agreements that show promising signs of compensating for setbacks created by the U.S.-China trade war, and how these agreements may impact integration within Asia and U.S.-Asia relations going forward.
Plain packaging ruling hailed as a victory for tobacco control
The Lancet cites Professor Appleton's comments on the June 9 ruling of the World Health Organization's Appellate Body on tobacco plain packaging measures. The WTO decision not only "places tobacco control above various business interests," but may also "encourage WTO members to restrict the use of trademarks and implement restrictions on packaging and labelling for other controversial products, such as alcoholic beverages, sugary drinks, and fast food."