European Integration A Political History
Designed for both political students and the general reader, Mark Gilbert's European Integration combines a narrative history of the European Communities and the European Union along with a critical take on histories characterized by the notion of unstoppable federal progress. To Gilbert, there is nothing inevitable about European integration.
Constitutions and Religion
Edited by Susanna Mancini, Constitutions and Religion is the first major reference work in its field to offer various perspectives on an array of existing models for the treatment of religion both in domestic and supranational contexts. The Research Handbook addresses a wide range of topics from a comparative constitutional law-based perspective, focusing in on the interplay between domestic, European, and international law; the interaction of major religious traditions with the constitutional framework of religion and state; and the challenges associated with the repoliticization of religion.
RCEP signing a wake-up call for the US
In an article published by The Straits Times, Michael Plummer is interviewed with regards to the impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on the United States' strategic role in the Asean region, which is ostensibly threatened in the long run as a result of the Deal. More specifically, Plummer provides insight into how the Biden administration may approach international economic policy moving forward in light of the RCEP.
Who gains from RCEP, Asia's new trade pact?
Michael Plummer is cited in an article published by The Economist that seeks to analyze which nations are likely to reap the greatest benefits from the official signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). According to Plummer, Japan and South Korea have the most to gain, with a prospective real income boost of 1% by 2030 for both countries.
'Economy of Francis' event to showcase papal vision for global economic shakeup
Stefano Zamagni will speak at “The Economy of Francis,” a largescale event taking place from November 19-21 online that involves an array of experts known for their advocacy in favor of environmental sustainability; the protection of basic human needs; and the promotion of cooperation, generativity, and sustainable economic endeavors in the long run. The summit is organized by the Vatican department for integral human development, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, and the city and diocese of Assisi, among others.
Fears Trump could attack Iran before handover
Sanam Vakil is featured in a radio segment by ABC News that covers fears of an impending military strike on Iran in the final weeks of the Trump administration. With tensions rising among another round of U.S. sanctions and news of further breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal on the part of Iran, relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate, a theme discussed by the segment large.
The US and the Israeli –Palestinian Conflict: One-state solution, two-state solution or no solution at all?
Raffaella A. Del Sarto will participate in a webinar on behalf of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs that seeks to explore the U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the context of the incoming Biden administration. The impact of Trump's foreign policy on the conflict and on the Middle East region at large will be discussed in detail.
Iran and US on collision course in Trump's final weeks
Fears of a possible U.S. attack on Iran during the final weeks of Trump's presidency are reported in an article published by The Independent, which cites Sanam Vakil in its discussion of what may very well be a last-ditch effort on the part of the Trump administration to address growing tensions by resorting to military options.
Why the U.S. Could Be the Big Loser in the Huge RCEP Trade Deal Between China and 14 Other Countries
An article published by Time cites Michael Plummer in its discussion of the possibility of decreased leverage on the part of the United States as a result of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal's recent signing. Plummer predicts that the deal will inspire investor confidence and projects a significant rise in China's influence
The RCEP has been signed, at last – but resistance to China could yet prove a hurdle before it takes effect
Michael Plummer is cited in an article published by the South China Morning Post that evaluates the possibility of a delay in the ratification of the the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as a result of complex internal procedures in participants' parliaments, some of which have to do with resistance to China. Plummer predicts that Japan, South Korea, and China stand to gain the most from the deal.