The Global Economic Symposium 2014 seeks solutions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Restructuring Economies, Transforming Societies Over the past few decades, the world has embarked on a course that is unsustainable, inequitable and inadequate in terms of environmental degradation, depletion of natural resources, and transfers between and within generations; income and wealth distribution; global governance. Overcoming these problems requires us to […]
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The Treatment of Non-Investment Interests in Investor-State Disputes: Challenges for the TAFTA | TTIP Negotiations
Abstract: Current TAFTA | TTIP negotiations are expected to provide US investors with the capacity EU governments through international investment arbitration. This field of international law is experiencing a huge surge, with record numbers of investor-state disputes being filed. However, investment claims brought by investors disadvantaged due to policies promoting […]
The Transatlantic Colossus
A Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the US aims to ease business activities across the Atlantic. TAFTA | TTIP is a colossal undertaking that, if concluded, will establish the largest FTA in history. It is sold as a panacea but is that simple?
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership as a New Strategy to Marginalize Emerging Powers: A Divided Free Trade Order in the Making?
Abstract: The global financial crisis abruptly ended the golden age of neoliberal globalization (1990s-2008) for both the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) and caused a relative loss of their economic power. Simultaneously, the BRICS not only continued to catch up with an impressive pace (6% average GDP-growth), […]
TTIP: A Clash of Offline- and Online Culture?
‘The Transatlantic Colossus: Global Contributions to Broaden the Debate on the EU-US Free Trade Agreement’ (2014), a publication from the Berlin Forum on Global Politics in collaboration with the Internet & Society Collaboratory and FutureChallenges.org of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The attached presentation shows my own perspective on the content of […]