Blog Posts: Peru

Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Why it is in Trouble

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a hugely significant trade agreement that, if signed, would govern 40 percent of U.S. imports and exports. The agreement is being negotiated by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. These countries make up 40% of the global economy and other countries may join the pact later. The countries involved in negotiating the TPP account for $1.5 trillion worth of trade in goods and $242 billion worth of services.

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1 Comment | Posted by Leo W. Alley (Will) on Thu. April 3, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Canada, Chile, Free Trade, Peru, United States, WikiLeaks

Chile, Peru, and the ICJ Boundary Settlement

On January 27, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed down its ruling in a border dispute between Chile and Peru. The decision affirms the ICJ's capacity to find equitable solutions to discrete international conflicts. Both Chile and Peru have claimed the decision as both a compromise and a victory, suggesting that the ICJ can be a powerful tool for improving international relations.

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No Comments | Posted by Peter H. Webb (Pete) on Mon. February 24, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Chile, International Court of Justice, Latin America, Peru, Territorial disputes

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