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GPI Europe Publications

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.

The Limits of no Boundaries and the Necessity of Self-Assertion

If Europe wants to maintain its influential place in the world, once again it has to enhance the role of its nation states. ‘Internal diversity and external unity’ would be a viable motto for a rejuvenated European Union to adopt....
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Western Nations Are Repeating the Mistakes of 1914

In their enthusiasm for a new cold war against China and Russia, the Western establishments of today are making a mistake comparable to that of their forebears of 1914. This year saw the centennial anniversary of the end of the...
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Is Winning Over Germany The Real Objective Behind China’s CEE Diplomacy?

China has been ramping up its political and economic ties with Central and Eastern Europe “CEE” in recent years. But, beyond the growing skeptical media attention pointing to China’s ambitions in competing with the European Union “EU” and major western...
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New Publication as part of the EU-India Think Tank Initiative 2018

European and Indian Perceptions of the Belt and Road Initiative: Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, Associate Director of the GPI and Professor Gulshan Sachdeva, Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Europe Studies, JNU release their joint publication as part of the...
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European and Indian Perceptions of the Belt and Road Initiative

It is becoming clear that China’s ambitious Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) linking Asia and Africa with Europe through a network of various transportation corridors could fundamentally reshape the geo-economics and geopolitics of the whole Eurasian region and beyond. As...
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The New Silk Roads: European Perceptions and Perspectives

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron’s latest article ‘The New Silk Roads: European Perceptions and Perspectives’ was published in the December edition of the academic journal, International Studies. The focus of this article is on European perceptions and attitudes towards the...
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GPI’s Dr Lisbonne de Vergeron took part in first France-China Forum

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, associate director of the GPI, took part in the first high-level France-China Forum, held on the 30th November in Paris and organised by the France-China Foundation and the Chinese People’s Foreign Policy Institute. Other speakers included:...
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GPI’s Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron took part in conference on “How to fight against Euro-scepticism”

Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, head of Europe Programme, took part in a conference in Paris, at Ecoles des Mines, on “How to fight against Euro-scepticism”. The conference took place on the 26th November 2018.
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Brexit: The critical concerns

There are three major concerns with regard to Brexit for the UK: the internal UK economic and political damage caused by Brexit; the geo-political damage done to and by the UK in leaving the EU at a time of intensifying...
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GPI’s Michael Lloyd to participate in ‘EU Centre of Excellence’ project

A Senior Research Fellow of the GPI, Dr Michael Lloyd, is to contribute to an ‘EU Centre of Excellence’ project leading to publication of a book in October 2019. The project will be managed by Professor Angelo Santagostino of the...
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The myth of liberal interventionism: why it always fails

We need to get real about Russia and China—or risk being led into another disastrous war. Realism, as a theory of foreign policy, has been linked in the popular mind of the west both to cynical Realpolitik—in the mould of...
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HARD BREXIT: PASSPORT TO NOWHERE FOR BRITISH SERVICES

Passporting is a fundamental way in which the EU does business. It defines an important set of benefits open to members of the EU, and passporting rights are not generally made available to 3rd party states. The UK will become a...
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BREXIT: THE POLITICAL DECLARATION

The issues relating to the status of Northern Ireland after Brexit, and in particular the Irish “backstop,” have not yet been resolved. The major political and administrative challenges confronting the Brexit negotiators in this area are however relatively clear. Assuming...
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Conservatives against Brexit

The time has come for those of a Conservative disposition who believe that leaving the European Union should be stopped to state their case. Significantly this is primarily on the same ground as many Conservative Brexiteers: the preservation of the...
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Churchill – a `founding father’ of the European Union – would vote to Remain

Winston Churchill has often been voted the most important/influential Briton ever. I was surprised to read claims that Churchill was a Eurosceptic, so I read through all his four great “European” speeches from 1946 to 1949. They were carefully prepared...
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