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Brexit: A ‘Meaningful’ Vote for MPs Implies a ‘Meaningful’ Vote for the People

The Conservative Cabinet has spent the past month in public controversy about the customs regime to be applied on the island of Ireland after Brexit. It is widely recognised that neither of the two favoured solutions canvassed within the Cabinet,...
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The five pillars of Chinese Economic Success

In the last forty years, China has achieved an unprecedented economic and social success. This success is based on 5 main pillars that we, in Italy and Europe, should study well to understand the challenges and opportunities that China presents...
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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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Budapest: The Trojan Horse for Chinese Overproduction

27 out of 28 EU ambassadors criticize the “New Silk Road” initiative (yi dai yi lu 一带 一路) because they believe it is a project aimed at opening new markets for China to reduce its overproduction. In other words, they rightly...
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Reflections on federal central banking

Federal Central Banks is a unique study that critically examines the role and impact of central banks in federal and confederal political systems. It has been written and compiled by members of the Banking and Monetary Committee of the Global Policy...
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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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Brexit has the semblance of a new English Civil War

Brexit may be coming, but the terms are far from clear. In the range between the Norwegian model (membership in the customs union and single market without political participation) and a hard Brexit severing all ties with the EU, and...
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More or Less Europe? Liberalism of Protectionism? My Answer to Italian newspaper Op-Ed

In recent days, Italian newspaper Il Foglio has discussed a politicized version of the debate between “More Europe or Less Europe? More free market or more protectionism? “, quoting Salvini and Di Maio, the leaders of Northern League and Five Star Movement,...
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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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The Regional Impact of Brexit – Assessing the Government’s ‘EU Exit Analysis’

The part leaking to the press of the Government’s EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing’[i] highlighted the dire consequences for many parts of the UK of leaving the EU in the June 2016 referendum. The leak and its handling also exposed...
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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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Hard Brexit and The Regions

Executive Summary The two quotations cited above make the following points. Firstly that the likely economic storm that could yet engulf the UK post Brexit is going to take all the fortitude possible to manage it. And secondly, as with...
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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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