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This article was originally published by Z/Yen. There is much discussion about trust in money these days, especially, towards the end of 2022, in relation to crypto-currencies and to some stablecoins. Indeed, money, though intangible, is all about trust. This is true whether we are discussing private money or public money. However, beyond trust per se, the...
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Professor Stephen Barber, a senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute and Professor of Global Affairs at Regent’s University London, has been the UK project coordinator for an exciting Erasmus + funded project. Modernising European Legal Education (MELE) brings together a consortium of 9 European Universities to enhance the transversal competences and academic skills...
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Dr Karine de Vergeron, Associate Director and Head of GPI Europe at the Global Policy Institute, participated in the roundtable workshop “Mega-Regions and European Security”, organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, CEPS and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on the 7th November in Vienna at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s Regional Office for International Cooperation.
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Rationale for change and reform: Britain is one of the most centralized democracies in the OECD. Resource allocation decisions are centralized in London, and instructions are handed down ‘vertically’ to the devolved nations and English regions. For over five decades differences in income and wealth between London and the South East on the one hand,...
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On the 24th of June 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade legal ruling and, in doing so, dismantled federal protection for the right to an abortion in America. As a consequence, questions concerning the extent of women’s reproductive rights are once again dominating the popular discourse. Reproductive rights stem from...
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The article (link) examines the rationale behind the exploration by the vast majority of the world’s central banks of introducing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The phenomenon is discussed in the context of a number of key issues: a) the main drivers of central bank interest, b) the crucial role of public money in supporting...
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Two well-respected analysts and commentators, John Mearsheimer (2022) and Wolfgang Streeck (2022a and b), have recently put forward a persuasive thesis that historical and contemporary fault-lines are placing the EU in a position where its political and economic independence may be terminally challenged (see especially Streeck (2022b) in an Unheard interview. In summary, the thesis...
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The USA’s long-awaited ‘Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity’ (IPEF)[1] was released on 23 May at the Tokyo meeting of the Quadrilateral Dialogue (Quad). The IPEF complements the ‘The Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States’ (Executive Office of the President 2022) launched on 11 February and the two documents have much in common, which reflects the...
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The worst floods in 122 years have hit Sylhet and Sunamganj in the northwest of Bangladesh. Millions have been displaced, property and livelihoods have been destroyed, highlight once more how vulnerable Bangladesh remains to flooding. Starting on the 16th and 17th of June 2022, heavy upstream rainfall from Meghalaya and Assam states in India have...
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In 2020, 195 people were killed across Bangladesh by law enforcement agencies during ‘shoot-outs’ according to data from Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a Dhaka based human rights watchdog. To date, the government has been reluctant to investigate any such killings, however, this changed when police killed retired army officer Major Sinha.   Not only...
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