Are Theresa May’s Brexit Hopes Farfetched?

January 23, 2017

In a sudden move to pin all of the UK’s post-Brexit hopes on America’s mercurial strongman, does Theresa May know what she is getting herself into? In her long-awaited speech on January 17, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally clarified the phrase “Brexit means Brexit.” Despite...

Mexico Faces Uphill Battle at Summit

June 28, 2016

It is unlikely Mexico will reach its objectives at the North American Leaders’ Summit on June 29. In mid-June, Mexican Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray traveled to Montreal to deliver a speech at the inaugural session of the International Forum of the Americas. Videgaray affirmed that...

US Trade Policy Clouds Climate Prospects

March 01, 2016

Obama’s legacy will be scarred if he deviates from focusing on addressing climate change. In August 2015, US President Barack Obama made a memorable trip to the Arctic just months after approving Shell’s drilling off the coast of Alaska. At the time, he said: “Climate change is no longer...

The Importance of ASEAN Centrality in Sunnylands

February 16, 2016

Will the Sunnylands Summit change America’s pirouette to Asia into a real pivot? Despite its economic and strategic importance, the United States has not given priority to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) until recently. There was hope that this would begin to change with the...