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Updated: Led By The EU And Nato, International Efforts To Stem Maritime Piracy Begin To Pay Off Print Email
EA June 2011
By European Affairs   

UPDATE: In the last eight months, Somali-based piracy has expanded – despite the US-European patrolling operations – but attacks have become less successful, due to improved defenses on tankers. The major scholarly journal Geopolicity published a report concluding that the Somalian pirates were merely acting as "profit-maximizing entrepreneurs," and as such unlikely to abandon piracy. In fact, as illustrated by the Geopolicity map below, pirates expanded their operational range via the use of motherships from which to launch smaller skiffs. A full synopsis of the report is available at the bottom. (6/8/11)

Perspectives: Moving Beyond the Boeing-Airbus WTO Dispute Print Email
EA December 2010
By Charles A. Hamilton   

In 2006 European Affairs carried an article by lawyer and former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Robert Herzstein titled “Don’t Expect the WTO to Resolve the Boeing-Airbus Dispute.” His article was prophetic: nearly five years later, fundamentally nothing has changed.


Perspectives: Boeing Sees WTO Rulings Setting Key Precedents for Global Trade Print Email
EA December 2010
By Ted Austell   

In his recent article in European Affairs, Airbus consultant Charles Hamilton asserts that, five   years after the U.S. filed a case with the World Trade Organization against European government subsidies to Airbus, “nothing has changed.”

Europeans and Other Foreign Companies Line Up for US High-Speed Rail “Gold Rush” Print Email
October 2010

(October 7) Notwithstanding a “buy America” requirement, European railroad engineering firms are lining up eagerly and in force to enter what they see as a modern day “gold rush” to get a stake in the U.S. high speed rail market, fueled by President Obama’s $8 billion in stimulus funds.  So far, 13 routes in a wide geographic area, including California and Florida, have been proposed.  See recent European Affairs article raising the curtain on this push.

Bridging the Global Digital Divide: Prospects and Challenges for the Expansion of Satellite Broadband Print Email

On September 23, 2010, The European Institute held a seminar with European and American experts to discuss Bridging the Global Digital Divide: Prospects and Challenges for the Expansion of Satellite Broadband.  Organized in cooperation with the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), the meeting focused on the vital role that broadband technology can play in effectively spanning the digital divide and assessed the myriad challenges to refurbishing and building the civilian space infrastructure necessary to meet rapidly expanding global digital needs.


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