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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 years later one has to doubt whether the name of … Read More

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GPI Senior Fellow Michele Geraci on China's CNTV

GPI Senior Fellow and Head of GPI China, Michele Geraci, appeared on China’s CNTV to discuss the Hukou Barrier and the rural-urban divide in China. To watch the video of the interview, please follow this LINK.

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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 measures undertaken by different authorities and exploring to what extent … Read More

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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 threat; long-term regional stability requires economic aid, institution building and … Read More

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Policy Paper 28 (March 2015) - 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 the Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA).[1]  The NBD with an initial … Read More

sam-whimster-profile

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 years later one has to doubt whether the name of … Read More

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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 measures undertaken by different authorities and exploring to what extent … Read More

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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 threat; long-term regional stability requires economic aid, institution building and … Read More

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Policy Paper 28 (March 2015) - 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 the Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA).[1]  The NBD with an initial … Read More

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Lessons from the Past: 1953 and all that...

Imagine a country that finds itself so heavily indebted that it cannot adequately repay its creditors. The debts were incurred by a previous government, and arguably in many cases as a result of non-productive, profligate spending. The country’s best efforts … 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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GPI Director Stephen Haseler on RTs CrossTalk

In the wake of the tragedy in Paris, what are the prospects for Europe’s right-wing populist political parties? There can be no doubt the issues of immigration and policies dealing with terrorism will remain high on the agenda. But what … Read More

John Campbell Lecture 2014 - Graham Allen MP (4 November 2014)

In the fourth annual John Campbell Lecture, organised by Republic and the Federal Union, Professor Stephen Haseler introduced his new book, ‘Our Broken Kingdom’. Professor Haseler argued that the Scottish referendum has dealt a fatal blow to our antiquated constitution, … Read More

John Campbell Lecture 2014 - Professor Stephen Haseler (4 November 2014)

In the fourth annual John Campbell Lecture, organised by Republic and the Federal Union, Professor Stephen Haseler introduced his new book, Our Broken Kingdom. Professor Haseler argued that the Scottish referendum has dealt a fatal blow to our antiquated constitution, … 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

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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