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China’s massive, continent spanning OBOR project is attracting increasing support from Asian governments, including many that have long had poor relations with China.  This development has to be understood in terms of the regions’ enormous infrastructure deficit, the lack of alternative funding, and the changing reality of Asian geopolitics and economic relations.   China has become the principal...
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In Professor Stephen Haseler’s (Director of the Global Policy Institute) latest policy pamphlet, he analyses whether Donald Trump’s Presidency is likely to see a radical change of course for America and the world. What does theTrump presidency mean for American Foreign Policy, Brexit Britain and The European Project. Is NATO obsolete? Is Globalisation over? These and...
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Increased Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity is often regarded as the harbinger of broader macro-economic trends. Rising numbers and values of M&A deals frequently precede more general improvements in economic conditions, and are associated with rising incomes, wealth and prosperity. With the above in mind this paper provides an initial investigation of the 2014-16 surge...
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United Nations
The so-called Paris Earth Summit has been characterised as a great success, bringing together over 190 nations all apparently willing to buy-in to the notion of global warming and committed to working together to prevent global temperatures rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This apparent consensus does, however, mask certain areas of...
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China
Despite obvious differences, the EU’s most comprehensive partnership with an emerging power has been with China. This Strategic Update argues that this is partly due to China’s identification with Europe’s ancient culture and summarises current ‘soft power’ diplomacy. Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron, LSE IDEAS Strategic Update, November 3, 2015 READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.
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Since Prime Minister Modi took office in May 2014, India has embarked on a number of measures to encourage the development of the country’s economy and the streamlining of its indigenous defence capabilities. Probably the most prominent reform has been the raising of a foreign direct investment cap from 26% to 49% since August 2014,...
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Niall Ferguson’s biography of Siegmund Warburg probably came out just in time, in 2010, to be taken up as a topical work on a major City figure. Now some five years later one has to doubt whether the name of Siegmund Warburg signifies much at all. What was intended as a work to mark and...
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The Japanese policy package known as “Abenomics” began in early 2013 with three major components – monetary, fiscal and structural reforms. This paper focuses on all three components, showing the measures undertaken by different authorities and exploring to what extent the whole package contributes to stimulating the economy; discussing existing current issues and difficulties that...
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It is well established that military force in isolation is insufficient to successfully implement a security policy. Peace cannot be brought to a region by simply destroying an imminent armed threat; long-term regional stability requires economic aid, institution building and political reform, in cooperation with local groups and specialised organisations. As the 2003 European Security...
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On 15th July 2014 the BRICS Group members (Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa) signed agreements that established two new international financial institutions, the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA).[1]  The NBD with an initial capital of US$100bn. has a brief to provide no-strings loans to Emerging Market and Developing...
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