On Monday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that announces his intention to pull the United States out of NAFTA. Coincidentally, Policy Options, the flagship journal of Montreal’s respected Institute for Research on Public Policy, published a piece I wrote that uses history to think about how Canadian policymakers can use trade policy to help build a more peaceful world. The piece, which draws on some of my published research, should interest people interested in capitalist peace theory, Business & Peace, and the future of Canadian foreign policy in the Age of Trumpism.
As long-time readers of this blog know, I am convinced that trade is crucial to building peaceful relations between nations, civilizations, and religious communities. To symbolize this process, I have a picture of a Tim Horton’s coffee shop in Dubai. (Tim Horton’s is an iconic Canadian brand that is currently expanding into the Middle East). Image courtesy of “sandyindubai.”