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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.

Nationalism in the UK and Its Implications for the Westminster System of Governance

  According to the Economist, “English nationalism is the most disruptive force in British politics” (Bagehot 2021). While in a recent article in the Guardian, Peter Walker cites a report by the  Constitutional Society which concludes that  “an increased concentration...
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The UK’s Covid-19 failures

The UK’s successful rolling out of its vaccination programme, the attendant government and media hype, not least with respect to how our ‘world beating’ science, technology and enterprise culture ‘beat the virus’, should not be allowed to gloss over the...
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AUKUS: The Wider Perspective

The AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) alliance announced on 14 September 2021 will facilitate Australia building at least eight nuclear powered, but not nuclear armed submarines, collaboration and technology sharing on AI, cyber warfare,. With overall closer alignment of regional security policies. While...
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Russia’s Hydrocarbon Sector Set For Long Term Gains From China’s Energy Crunch

China energy’s crisis has been making global headlines these last few weeks with many Chinese regions, suffering energy deficits. Soaring demand in the aftermath of the global pandemic for energy, from the country’s giant industrial sector and higher-spending households, has...
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How Will The EU Finance And Develop Its “Global Gateway” Belt & Road Alternative Infrastructure Plan?

Although the EU has not yet provided details of the sources of finance for its Global Gateway program, nonetheless, EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen has said stated, in general terms, that the EU will look to develop these sources...
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China’s Belt & Road In The Mediterranean: From Giant Container Ships To Cruise Liners

The rollout of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) across the northern half of the Mediterranean Sea is typically portrayed in strikingly polar opposite terms depending on the political source. Western think-tanks and Washington/Brussels-centric media regularly depict the BRI as...
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Building a Digital Economy for Bangladesh

In the last couple of decades, the growing importance of new technologies for business, media, health and public services has stimulated the development of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in Bangladesh. Automation has allowed the ICT sector to...
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UK-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership Paves Way to Potential Future Trade Accord

Since leaving the European Union, the government of the United Kingdom has pivoted toward Southeast Asia and its regional bloc, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), recognizing it as one of the key dynamic economic regions of the world....
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AUKUS: A UK Perspective

There are two ways of looking at the “Aukus” initiative, recently launched by the US, Australia, and the UK. First, it may be seen, as it was described by Ben Wallace the UK Defence Secretary: as an important defence procurement...
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East Asia’s Covid-19 Surges in Context

The recent upsurge in Covid 19 deaths and cases in East Asian economies that had previously had remarkably good records of dealing with the pandemic (Tables 1a and 1b), has been driven by the rapid spread of the Delta variant,...
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Executive Summary: Confusion in Covid-19 Communications in the UK

We should perhaps be comfited, at least partly, by the fact that the shift in some other European countries towards mandatory vaccination has not yet surfaced strongly in the UK. However, for some time now I have been concerned about...
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Confusion in Covid-19 Communications in the UK

For some time now I have been concerned about the often inadequate and misleading information presented to the British public over the past 18 months, by politicians, by the senior medical-science bureaucracy, and, unfortunately by a proportion of virologists, behavioural...
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Is the Current Inflation Transitory?

Part 1. Short-term Inflation and Risk Factors Although inflation (defined in nominal terms as an increase in the general price level) is increasing. in the US, UK, and the Euro area, following a long period of deflation and a pandemic...
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The NATO-China Communique – Impact On China & Asia: Analysis

The NATO communique issued yesterday (see here) addresses China as a security threat to the West for the first time. However, within the text there is relatively little on China (vs Russia) other than reference to it being a “systemic rival”,...
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Bangladesh at 50: Where does it go from here?

In March, Bangladesh celebrated its golden jubilee of gaining independence from Pakistan in 1971. Despite suffering its fair share of political disorder over the last 50 years, Bangladesh has achieved steady economic growth and has made significant social achievements. This...
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