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The GPI draws on both a rich pool of international thinkers, academics, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including international affairs, banking and finance, industry, technology and science, media and international organisations. What we all have in common is a strong belief that new and fresh ideas are needed for a rapidly changing world, and a shared dedication to devising innovative yet practical policy solutions to that can make a real difference.

New Cold War: NATO Washes the Car

For many years, it has been a standard trope of liberal writing on hostilities between nations and ethnicities that these are not rooted either in inherited conflicts or real contemporary clashes of interest but are rather “constructed” by wicked political...
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A Way Forward for Afghanistan

It is still on balance worth the United States hanging on in Afghanistan, for a variety of reasons. There is no chance of military victory over the Taliban. Nor, without a U.S. commitment to withdraw its troops and accept a...
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Why Trump needs to ‘be cautious’ in his war of words with Iran

Trump’s Iran threats pull from the playbook he used for North Korea, but Iran is a different kind of adversary altogether. US President Donald Trump’s tweet in all capitals, warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani of a catastrophic war and to...
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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN: MAD, BAD, AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RUSSIA-EUROPEAN RECONCILIATION

It is increasingly clear that for powerful elements of the Trump administration backed by the Israel lobby, the demand for a renegotiation of the Iran nuclear deal is only a thin cover for a strategy of regime change in Iran....
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Trump Has Killed the Iran Nuclear Deal, but Is the Real Target China?

After President Trump killed the Iran nuclear deal in early May, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, later in the same month, announced that crushing new sanctions against Iran are coming in a speech at the Heritage Foundation – unless...
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A Eurasian Challenge to the International Political and Economic Order? US Responses and Implications for Europe

Blenheim Strategy, in partnership with the Global Policy Institute and the Federal Trust, cordially invite you to attend ‘A Eurasian Challenge to the International Political and Economic Order?’. RSVP: If you would like to attend this event please send an email...
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Asian Governments Line Up Behind China’s OBOR

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...
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Turkey as a bridge-builder for Islamism

The German armed forces (Bundeswehr) are defending our freedom in 16 countries. The defensive line, however, has long shifted to the Bosporus. Turkey is no longer the bulwark against Islamism. Europe needs to develop a new strategy. READ THE FULL...
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Global Federalism: The Answer to Nationalist Populism

The motivation for writing the pamphlet was my concern about the rise of ‘nationalist populism’, partly engendered by the growing marketisation in all areas of our political and economic lives. The popular resentment which underlies this anti-elitism, whereas nationalism is...
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Will US put an end to globalisation?

The UK’s Centre of Economic and Business Research said in its recently released 2018 World Economic League Table that China’s economy will overtake that of the US, in exchange rate terms, by 2032. Some… THE FULL ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE ON...
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Universalism Blinds the West to the Dangers of Culturalism

The Western project to export emancipation and freedom as well as democracy and the rule of law is reaching its limits, especially in the Middle East. Europe would be better off recognizing the limitations of its secularism. READ THE FULL...
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Making Friends in Asia

Thanks to its waning relationships in the West, Russia is developing ever closer ties with key Asian allies, most notably India. Russia wants friends but is prepared to be regarded as an enemy. The country’s sinister image was reinforced last...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s Visit To Central & Eastern Europe Heralds Globalization With Chinese Modern Socialism

About a generation ago, on November 8, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed. It was a momentous event in modern history that marked the rise of the United States as the sole global superpower, and shortly thereafter, the rise of the...
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China flexes its diplomatic muscle on the Rohingya crisis, cashing in on ties with Myanmar and Bangladesh

Bob Savic says China’s offer to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh – in order to solve the core issues of the Rohingya refugee crisis – is an extension of its diplomatic Belt and Road Initiative. When Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the “Belt...
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Trump Elevates China-US Cooperation While Pressuring Regional Allies On Trade

US President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China, on November 8th and 9th, as part of his 12 day-tour of Asia-Pacific ending Monday, November 13th , went much as expected, focusing on reducing America’s trade deficit while playing on the...
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