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    The US-EU War Over Steel Tariffs Finally Comes to an End

    Written by Associate Editor: Andrea Rojas In 2018, former President Donald Trump placed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imported to the United States from any country in the European Union. The tariff resulted in the EU placing duties on American goods imported to the EU. Under the new agreement, the Trump-era tariff will remain in place but allows for “limited volumes” of EU-produced metals to be imported to the U.S. under a duty-free agreement. In a joint statement at the G20 summit, President Biden and European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen shared the agreement’s details. It emphasized restoring the transatlantic relationship between the…

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    U.S. Nuclear Sub Pact with Australia and Britain Sends a Message to the World

    Written by: Ryan Ockenden, Associate Editor. The U.S. and U.K have partnered to enter a deal with Australia, referred to as AUKUS, which enables those nations “to share artificial intelligence, undersea capabilities…other advanced technologies and deepen cooperation on a range of defense capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region.[1] China has claimed that this deal damages regional peace, intensifies an arms race, undermines nuclear non-proliferation efforts, and goes against cooperation and trust.[2] That assertion is wholly rich considering China’s actions in the region. China’s ever-expanding presence in the Indo-Pacific region is troubling. It has acted boldly in its militaristic actions toward other nations – like Vietnam and the Philippines – challenging territorial…

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    Power Play in Moscow: Putin’s Attempt to Stay in Power

    By Moneeka Brar, Associate Editor On January 15, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprisingly announced constitutional amendments that would drastically change the Russian government. This includes amendments that would strengthen the powers of the prime minister and parliament, coming at the expense of the Russian presidency. However, with growing unrest in Russia amongst its political and economic economies, only time will tell if these changes will prove to be successful or lead to the end of his power. If these amendments to the Russian Constitution are successful, Putin will maintain his long-term grip on power after his current (and final) presidential term ends in 2024. With these amendments, it is…

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