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Russia has been a member of the World Trade Organisation for just over a year, but it is already being accused of protectionism and ‘doing exactly the opposite of what it is supposed to do’. The prospects for further integration are not good; taking an active role in the organisation would pit the principles of Russian state capitalism against those of free trade.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Economies in the European Union are struggling, while many in Latin America are booming. But at a summit of EU and Latin American states in Chile in January 2013, a number of key European heads, including the UK and France, failed to turn up, and the Latin American delegation appeared riven with internal divisions. There is a desire for more trade between the two r...
Claudio A. Fuentes