Caspar van den Berg, Professor at the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University

Virginia Cram-Martos, Director of Sustainable Land Management and Trade at the UN ECE

Anders Aero, Executive Director and Head of Market Research and Analysis at the International Trade Center

Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director-General of the WTO


The Abduction of Europe

The global economy is experiencing the most serious test of its strength since the end of World War II. It is obvious that the old system is now gone. ...

Taiwan: Challenges and Opportunities

A strong economy is particularly important for Taiwan, as its political autonomy is heavily dependent on economic stability. Taiwan’s Directorate...

New Development Bank: a case of joy or of concern

On July 15th leaders of the BRICS nations have agreed to establish a New Development Bank (NDB) while attending the group summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. ...

An Economic NATO

In the previous issue we wrote about one of the most ambitious U.S. integration projects: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Given the growing import...

Rising Stars on the Global Real Estate Market

Real estate is playing an increasingly important role in global investments, and wealthy people are looking for new alternative areas for investing the...

Canadian oil ambitions

Ever since the shale gas revolution in the US that has received its recognition in the second half of 2000s, the majority of global energy experts have...

South Stream Swims Against the Current

The South Stream project is a very topical issue, as it determines Europe′s prospects for energy security. Not so long ago, the project was subje...

Why Rush To Join Europe?

On June 27 the EU signed an Association Agreement with three post-Soviet states: Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Traditionally, the EU uses Association ...

The Cost of Corruption

Corruption everywhere inhibits economic growth and hinders the development of the private sector. Research conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) ...