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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.

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...
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Russia And Saudi Arabia Cement Political Relations In Pursuit Of Broader Integration

Former global energy competitors and geopolitical rivals in the Middle East and Central Asia, Russia and Saudi Arabia have been resolving their differences in order to build a long term...
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Trump’s New World Order: Brexit and Europe in a World Turned Upside Down

In Professor Stephen Haseler’s (Director of the Global Policy Institute) latest policy pamphlet, he analyses whether Donald Trump’s Presidency is likely to see a radical change of course for America and...
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False dawns in M&A land. Harsh Macro realities extinguish optimism for the global economy

Increased Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity is often regarded as the harbinger of broader macro-economic trends. Rising numbers and values of M&A deals frequently precede more general improvements in economic...
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United Nations

The Road to Paris: UK Energy Policy in the Age of Global Warming

The so-called Paris Earth Summit has been characterised as a great success, bringing together over 190 nations all apparently willing to buy-in to the notion of global warming and committed...
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China

China-EU Relations and the Future of European Soft Power

Despite obvious differences, the EU’s most comprehensive partnership with an emerging power has been with China. This Strategic Update argues that this is partly due to China’s identification with Europe’s ancient...
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India and the EU: what opportunities for defence cooperation?

Since Prime Minister Modi took office in May 2014, India has embarked on a number of measures to encourage the development of the country’s economy and the streamlining of its...
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Financial innovation and the descent of money – Reading Niall Ferguson on Siegmund Warburg

Niall Ferguson’s biography of Siegmund Warburg probably came out just in time, in 2010, to be taken up as a topical work on a major City figure. Now some five...
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Abenomics and Japan’s Future

The Japanese policy package known as “Abenomics” began in early 2013 with three major components – monetary, fiscal and structural reforms. This paper focuses on all three components, showing the...
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The Role of the Military in the EU’s External Action: Implementing the comprehensive approach

It is well established that military force in isolation is insufficient to successfully implement a security policy. Peace cannot be brought to a region by simply destroying an imminent armed...
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The New BRICS Bank: Challenging the International Financial Order?

On 15th July 2014 the BRICS Group members (Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa) signed agreements that established two new international financial institutions, the New Development Bank (NDB) and...
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