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Professor Whimster responds to Banking Standards Review Consultation Paper

The Banking Standards Review is the start of a process that is intended to encourage better banking in the UK. The goal is to create a new organisation to help raise standards of competence and behaviour among bankers doing business … Read More

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Reflections on the GPI SME Financing Seminar: January 16, 2014

The GPI/KAS/IF Seminar comparing the financing of SMEs in Germany and the UK provided some valuable insights into the differences in both the finance provided, and the culture and structures of German and British SMEs. In particular the Seminar highlighted … Read More

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Why Obama Shouldn't Fall for Putin's Ukrainian Folly

We’re now witnessing the consequences of how grossly both Russia and the West have overplayed their hands in Ukraine. It is urgently necessary that both should find ways of withdrawing from some of the positions that they have taken. Otherwise, … Read More

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Using QE to rebalance the real economy

The Bank of England’s Quantitative Easing and Funding for Lending schemes have, so far, had very little effect in channelling money into housing, infrastructure and SME lending. A different approach,  focusing QE directly into such areas of the economy has … Read More

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Attitudes to Migration and the Freedom of Movement

We are pleased to announce a new collaborative project with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Federal Trust discussing GERMANY AND THE UK – CONTRASTS AND SIMILARITIES. As part of this project we will organise three panel discussions in the … Read More

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Reflections on the GPI SME Financing Seminar: January 16, 2014

The GPI/KAS/IF Seminar comparing the financing of SMEs in Germany and the UK provided some valuable insights into the differences in both the finance provided, and the culture and structures of German and British SMEs. In particular the Seminar highlighted … Read More

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Why Obama Shouldn't Fall for Putin's Ukrainian Folly

We’re now witnessing the consequences of how grossly both Russia and the West have overplayed their hands in Ukraine. It is urgently necessary that both should find ways of withdrawing from some of the positions that they have taken. Otherwise, … Read More

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Anatol Lieven: Now Ukraine faces the toughest times of all

The revolution in Ukraine was won at considerable human cost; but if the history of revolutions is anything to go by, it may prove to have been a simple matter compared to what now follows. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

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Why a Growing Rural-Urban Income Ratio Can Be a Good Thing

Rising urban-rural income disparity is not always and necessarily a bad things. Sometimes, some positive dynamics are hidden behind an otherwise disturbingly high ratio. Michele Geraci discusses when rising urban-rural income ratio is actually beneficial for farmers! READ THE FULL … Read More

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The Islamic Republic at 35: A matter of interests

As Iran celebrates the 35th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, British Prime Minister Palmerston’s apt phrase rings truer than ever: Iran has no permanent friends, only permanent interests.The main question facing the leadership is how, at three and a half decades, … 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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Using QE to rebalance the real economy

The Bank of England’s Quantitative Easing and Funding for Lending schemes have, so far, had very little effect in channelling money into housing, infrastructure and SME lending. A different approach,  focusing QE directly into such areas of the economy has … Read More

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Attitudes to Migration and the Freedom of Movement

We are pleased to announce a new collaborative project with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Federal Trust discussing GERMANY AND THE UK – CONTRASTS AND SIMILARITIES. As part of this project we will organise three panel discussions in the … 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

On the Edge? Britain on the European Sidelines: Brendan Donnelly (21 May 2013)

Watch Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust. 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 co-funded by … 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