Canada and the United States failed to reach a deal on NAFTA Friday, casting doubts on the agreement’s future. In truth, the legal framework and negotiation path for moving forward on a new deal have never been cut and dry. But the idea that the U.S. and Canada would reach a deal in a matter of days was never realistic. The government must present the full text of any new trade agreement to Congress within 30 days. Questions remain, though, over Canada’s participation, the legality of approving a bilateral agreement instead of a trilateral one and whether the terms of the new deal will be acceptable to Congress. Tellingly, for all the drama surrounding the talks, they haven’t ended, so there is still room for a deal to be reached.
Recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine show no sign of abating. Russia has launched a criminal investigation in response the killing of the leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a rebel territory in eastern Ukraine that is supported by Russ