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The Philippines Criticizes China

Feb. 24, 2017 The honeymoon phase of the Philippines’ opening to China is over.

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Canada’s Economic Dependence on the US

Feb. 23, 2017 Despite a heavy reliance on its southern neighbor, Canada may benefit from increased protectionism in the U.S.

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Why the Philippines Matters

Feb. 24, 2017

GPF analysts Allison Fedirka and Jacob Shapiro discuss the geopolitical importance of the Philippines for both the…

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Japan and the US: Mutual Alliance, Unbalanced Fear

Feb. 23, 2017 The integral alliance is driven by distinct motives and experienced uniquely by each country.

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Brazil Says Goodbye to São Paulo

Feb. 22, 2017 The South American country decommissions its only aircraft carrier.

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NATO, the Middle East and Eastern Europe

Feb. 22, 2017 NATO’s mission has shifted, but are its members willing to meet the new challenges?

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Canada’s Crude Oil Exports to the U.S., 2015

Feb. 24, 2017 Of the 10 largest economies in the world, none is as dependent on another country as Canada is on the United States. A quarter of Canada’s GDP comes from exports to the United States.

However, although the U.S. is less dependent on Canada than Canada is on the U.S., Canada is still an extremely important trading partner for the U.S. Canada is the second largest source of U.S. imports, at about 13 percent of the total; China took over the pole position from Canada in 2007. The fact that the U.S. economy is so massive and is not dependent on exports obscures the importance of the U.S.-Canada trading relationship for the U.S. The U.S. economy is balanced across different regions. This means that certain U.S. regions are much more dependent on the trading relationship with Canada than national economic data indicates.

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