EA December 2010

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Perspectives: Moving Beyond the Boeing-Airbus WTO Dispute

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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.

 

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Perspectives: Boeing Sees WTO Rulings Setting Key Precedents for Global Trade

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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.”

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EU and U.S. Show Gingerly Interest in Partition and Secession to Settle Conflict

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Taboo during the postwar and post-colonialism era, partition and secession are back as a possible solution for troubled regions stricken by ethnic civil wars. As a European diplomat put it recently, “there are places where it makes more sense to partition live populations than to maintain national unity around a mounting toll of corpses.”

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The Eurozone Economic Crisis Starting To Face More Severe Political Tests

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European leaders have often proved nimble in coping with the euro strains when they have been pushed to the wall by crises in individual member states, devising bail-outs and launching austerity programs designed to reassure global bond markets that the fiscal tensions can be controlled.

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