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The emerging Pacific Asian economies are clearly not immune to the current international financial crisis. All the major economies remain heavily dependent on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and export earnings, particularly from the USA. The vulnerability of the Pacific Asia economies is reflected in the behaviour of the regional stock markets, the sharp declines in...
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For some time past a ghost has been standing behind Alistair Darling sardonically monitoring his every action and thought with the expertise that comes from having lived through the United Kingdom’s last encounter with the dilemmas that are posed by the onset of a World Depression. And it is not John Maynard Keynes, who during...
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This GPI research report provides a highly valuable up-to-date insight in the official French views regarding the defence priorities of the country and of the European Union. Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron outlines and analyses French proposals for the future of ESDP, based on the June 2008 French Defence White Paper, on the French EU presidency agenda...
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Today, as we approach the end of the second Bush administration, with a new administration in the offing next January, and as the ‘credit crunch’ further undermines what has been the world’s sole hyper-power for the past two decades, there is a general view that, somehow, the ‘War on Terror’ is also coming to an...
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Transatlantic economic relations are a less widely studied part of the broader subject of transatlantic relations. Depending on the political agenda, the focus of attention in the relationship between the United States (US) and Europe shifts between policy fields. Since the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, differences between the responses of...
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The intention of this paper is to place the current security issues in the Middle East in a global context and to do so in terms of the next three decades. Over that time span there are likely to be four main determinants of global peace and conflict. DOWNLOAD THE FULL POLICY PAPER HERE.
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The title for this essay comes from the fact that contrary to the general Western perception, Pakistan does actually work as a country, not as well as many, but better than some; and that it is in no immediate danger of collapse, except as a result of misguided and reckless US policies. Pakistan is in...
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The greatest disappointment of the post-Communist era has been the failure of the West – particularly Europe – to build a successful relationship with Russia. Most policymakers and experts expected that, after an inevitably troublesome period of transition, Russia would join the United States and Europe in a strategic and economic partnership, based on shared...
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Although the British equivalent to the US Iraq Study Group, the UK Iraq Commission, calls for a major diplomatic offensive to bring about a political solution for the Iraq conflict, it lacks practical suggestions for implementing its strategy, writes Christian Luenen. In July, the British fact-finding commission on the Iraq deployment, the counterpart to the...
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The overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the subsequent dismantling of the Ba’ath regime and security apparatus have not only empowered the long oppressed Shi’a majority of the country, it has also created a dangerous security vacuum that has been filled by various sectarian militias and foreign jihadi Salafis. Today, Iraq is at the verge of...
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