Tag Archives: Ukraine

Russian Trade Roulette

The current cavalcade of sanctions and counter-sanctions in the Russian-Ukraine crisis ultimately involves issues of trade rules under the WTO Agreement. I commented on this in an op-ed piece in the Globe and Mail today (August 8, 2014), my view being that, contrary to the Russian threat, it’s Russian trade retaliation against the West, including… Read More »

Russian Sanctions – A Moving Target

Canada’s sanctions against Russia and Ukraine are a moving target and are expanded on an ongoing basis, particularly in light of the evolving situation in that part of the world. This note adds to comments I made previously on this Blog. I anticipate that Canada will tighten the Russian sanctions in light of the downing… Read More »