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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrives for a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

What You Need to Know about NAFTA Renegotiations

Why Trump's desire for a protectionist wall threatens more than NAFTA

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to reporters after a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, on December 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tillerson’s Playbook for North Korea

A visitor uses binoculars to see North Korea from the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Monday, January 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The North Korea Nuclear Threat Needs Long-term Solutions

According to a complaint filed with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, millions of litres of tailings ponds water are leaking into the Athabasca River basin. (Shutterstock)

NAFTA Parties Could Trade Away Environmental Protections

  • Hugh Benevides
Bill de Blasio, who was just sworn in for his second term as New York City's mayor, announced that the city's pension would divest roughly US$5 billion from fossil fuels. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Divestment Moves into the Mainstream


Kim Jong Un Is in the Nuclear Drivers’ Seat

North Korea has changed the rules with the success of its nuclear program. Sticking to the position that talks will only happen on the condition that Pyongyang agrees that those talks will end in denuclearization leaves Washington with few options.

Multilateralism in 2017

A roundup of research and expertise on some of the complex, influential summits shaping global governance