The True Meaning of Terrorism

This essay looks at the different narratives of “terrorism” and argues that the true meaning of terrorism is the systematic use of violence to achieve political, social or economic goals.

The Pros and Cons of Cap and Trade

This essay discusses the policy instrument of “cap and trade,” which is becoming increasingly popular as a way to reduce emissions. The essay explains how “cap and trade” works, and discusses the advantages and challenges of this policy.

The Relationship Between Trade and Environment: A Complex One

This essay looks at the complex relationship between trade and the environment, with a focus on how trade liberalization affects developing countries. It discusses both the potential benefits and drawbacks of trade, and argues that any given policy should be carefully evaluated before being implemented.

The European Regime Approach to Jurisdiction in Conflict of Laws

The essay discusses the European regime approach to jurisdiction in conflict of laws, which is based on the principle of mutual recognition. This principle has led to the development of new rules and procedures for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, including the rule of forum non conveniens. The rule of forum non conveniens is an important tool for ensuring that cases are tried in the most appropriate forum. It allows courts to decline jurisdiction where it would be more convenient for the parties or where there is a risk of unfairness or injustice. The European regime approach to jurisdiction in conflict of laws can be applied to a number of specific situations, such as divorce, child custody, adoption, and enforcement of foreign judgments. In each of these situations, the rule of comity allows courts to recognise and enforce foreign judgments.

The Negative Consequences of Arms Smuggling

This essay explores the history of arms smuggling, its causes, and its effects. It discusses how the illegal arms trade has grown in scope and sophistication in recent years and how it has negative consequences for both the countries that are supplying weapons and the countries that are receiving weapons.

The Impact of Globalization on International Trade

This essay discusses the phenomenon of trade diasporas, which are groups of people who leave their home countries in search of economic opportunities elsewhere. The essay describes the reasons why people join trade diasporas, the impact that they have on the global economy, and the challenges that they pose.

The WTO: Benefits and Criticisms

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international organization that regulates trade between member countries. It sets global rules for intellectual property protection and provides a mechanism for Dispute Settlement between member countries should their trade relations break down. The WTO also works to liberalize global trade by eliminating tariffs, quotas, subsidies, and other trade barriers between member countries. However, some observers have criticized the WTO for being too slow to adapt to changing global economic conditions and for siding too often with developed countries against developing ones in disputes.