Critical Minerals-Legal & Trade Policy Issues
Indo-Pacific+China Trade Policy
This is an op-ed piece in the Globe and Mail (Toronto) commenting on Russian war crimes, explaining the application of the 1946 Nuremberg Principles to the horrendous actions of Mr. Putin and his acolytes. The caveat is that chances are nil that these individuals will ever face justice (in person) for their crimes.
The Ukraine war has resulted in a huge array of Western sanctions, extraordinarily coordinated, that will be a lasting element in the global trading order. This opinion piece in the Globe in May 2022 explains their impact and the political difficulties of winding these down, even if and when this war ends. Russian Sanctions Will… Read More »
WTO In Limbo – Options for Western Countries A commentary on the emergence of the OECD as the most viable institution to conclude new multilateral rules, standards even binding agreements in face of the difficulties facing the WTO. Published by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute in June 2022.
The WTO is facing internal stresses (governance and others) and serious external challenges (the disatrous Russian invasion of Ukraine). The question addressed in this op-ed piece in the Globe & Mail, 4 April 2022, is whether the Organisation can overcome these and move forward. WTO’s Waning Influence – Globe 4 Apr 2022
NAFTA Investment Disputes – Alberta versus U.S.
World Trading Order Update – January 2022
This commentary in the Globe & Mail, 5 August 2021, deals with the increased significance of government advisories – not legally binding, but having an important effect in the world of internatioanal trade. Business Advisories put Companies on Notice
This is my comment in the 27 September 2021 Globe & Mail (Toronto) about the growing use of unilateral trade & economic sanctions, a major feature of global commerce in the 21st centuty. Sanction & Embargoes Are Here to Stay