EU foreign policy

January 9, 2024

Free Trade Vs National Security: Insights From Adam Smith

Classical liberals are rightly known for their fierce defence of free trade. Free trade makes us richer, fosters efficiency and technological innovation, and as David Hume pointed out in his essay Of the Jealousy of Trade (1758), it also promotes worthwhile cultural exchange.
June 10, 2022

Classical Liberalism Vs Liberal Internationalism

In his speech to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos last month, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that ‘protection of our values is more important than profit’, and that ‘freedom is more important than free trade’.
April 14, 2021

From FTAs to MRAs: the Potential Pathway Forward for the EU and US

The United States lacks a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU, and the failed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations during the Obama-era proved that there are significant barriers to achieving one.