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Germany and the UK - Contrasts and Similarities: Economic Models and Labour Market

Throughout  2014, the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute have jointly been organising a series of panel discussions assessing the different approaches of the UK and Germany to important policy issues. This third and final event in this series … Read More

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A Way Out for Ukraine and Russia

The progress of the conflict in eastern Ukraine is utterly predictable. Since the rebellion began with Russian backing five months ago, it’s been obvious that the Kremlin would not allow the rebels to be crushed by force. READ THE FULL … Read More

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Libya air strikes: Conflict linked to wider Middle East

US allegations that United Arab Emirates (UAE) warplanes based in Egypt bombed Tripoli in recent days puts into stark relief the way in which the domestic conflict in Libya has been dragged into a wider crisis emerging in the Middle … Read More

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Principles or practicalities? Salvaging House of Lords reform

When Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg conceded that his cherished House of Lords Reform Bill had been crushed at the hands of his Conservative coalition partners (and the Labour opposition) in 2012, it seemed that attempts to reform the upper … Read More

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Learning Through Suffering: European Lessons for the British Government

A number of lessons can be learned from the diplomatic reverse suffered by the British government in its attempts to prevent Mr. Juncker from becoming President of the European Commission. 1. British governments are prone grossly to exaggerate the extent … Read More

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A Way Out for Ukraine and Russia

The progress of the conflict in eastern Ukraine is utterly predictable. Since the rebellion began with Russian backing five months ago, it’s been obvious that the Kremlin would not allow the rebels to be crushed by force. READ THE FULL … Read More

Joffe

Libya air strikes: Conflict linked to wider Middle East

US allegations that United Arab Emirates (UAE) warplanes based in Egypt bombed Tripoli in recent days puts into stark relief the way in which the domestic conflict in Libya has been dragged into a wider crisis emerging in the Middle … Read More

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Principles or practicalities? Salvaging House of Lords reform

When Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg conceded that his cherished House of Lords Reform Bill had been crushed at the hands of his Conservative coalition partners (and the Labour opposition) in 2012, it seemed that attempts to reform the upper … Read More

Donnelly

Learning Through Suffering: European Lessons for the British Government

A number of lessons can be learned from the diplomatic reverse suffered by the British government in its attempts to prevent Mr. Juncker from becoming President of the European Commission. 1. British governments are prone grossly to exaggerate the extent … Read More

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The Cheers for European Democracy

If Jean-Claude Juncker becomes the next President of the European Commission, it will mark an important development in the democratic life of the European Union. Millions of voters in the recent European Elections will see their favoured candidate take on … Read More

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Nord Stream and the Reality of Russia's 'Gas Weapon'

The 8th of November 2011 marks a new beginning in energy relations between the EU and Russia. Bypassing traditional transit countries, such as Belarus and Ukraine, the Nord stream pipeline will permit natural gas to be directly delivered from Russia … Read More

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Can the G-20 Contribute to More Stable Food Prices?

The 22-23rd June 2011 G-20 Paris meeting was historic. For the first time, the G-20’s agricultural ministers gathered jointly with representatives from main international institutions such as the World Bank (WB), World Trade Organisation (WTO), FAO and the World Food … Read More

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The US-India Partnership: Time to Lead

The U.S.-India relationship has had an upward trajectory. In fact, during his visit to India in November 2010, President Barack Obama said that U.S.-India relations will be “one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century”. Alluding to President Obama’s … Read More

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The Challenge of a Pakistani Spring

Many Middle Eastern regimes have fallen due to the recent surge in youth-driven movements for rights and democracy. This change, the so called Arab Spring, is propagating on its own terms. A recent law passed in the Kingdom of Saudi … Read More

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The Impact of Osama bin Laden's Death on International Islamic Terrorism

Following  the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Al Qaeda’s leader Osama Bin Laden became the main preoccupation of the US intelligence services. Almost one decade later, on May, 2nd 2011, US President Barack Obama put an end to the … Read More

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Germany and the UK - Contrasts and Similarities: Economic Models and Labour Market

Throughout  2014, the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute have jointly been organising a series of panel discussions assessing the different approaches of the UK and Germany to important policy issues. This third and final event in this series … Read More

Europe In or Out? Interview with Brendan Donnelly

Performance & Reward Centre (PARC), CRF’s sister organisation, interviews Brendan Donnelly, Director at The Federal Trust and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute, on the business benefits to staying within the EU and why European regulation and immigration … Read More

The Annual Limerick Lecture: The City of London at the Cross-Roads (13 March 2014)

London, and its financial district, goes from strength to strength. But in 2014 it faces serious questions. What of its effect on the wider UK? Is it a driver of growth or an over-mighty subject? Should it be celebrated or … Read More

Western Europe, Eastern Europe - Re-assessing Relationships (9 October 2013)

Europe is struggling with the drama of the future of the Euro-Zone. But what of the position of the countries of Eastern Europe? How have they adapted to the EU since accession? Are they souring on Europe, and is Eurocepticism … Read More

On the Edge? Britain on the European Sidelines: Jackie Minor (21 May 2013)

Watch Jackie Minor, Head of Representation, European Commission, London. This is the final conference in the series “On the Edge – Britain on the European Sidelines?”, which was jointly organised by the Global Policy Institute and the Federal Trust, and … Read More

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Getting Europe Moving Together

With the aim of identifying constructive ways to develop European prosperity, the Federal Trust, the Industry Forum and the Global Policy Institute, financially supported by the European Commission Representation in London, have been running thoughout 2012 a project entitled “Getting … Read More

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New GPI Research Project: Out of the Turmoil: A New Middle East?

Against the background of the current turmoil in the Middle East, the Global Policy Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation are jointly organising a policy research project which seeks to: identify the main drivers of change; outline possible scenarios for … Read More