A Lost Opportunity : The Flawed Implementation of Assertive Multilateralism (1991-1993)

Bill Clinton did not seek the presidency to initiate an activist foreign policy in the aftermath of the Cold War, but instead to champion domestic affairs and economic renewal. However, his foreign policy advisers entered office with their own, often … Read More

The Economic Performance of the ASEAN Economies from the Mid-1990s (GPI Research Series No. 5)

Professor Booth provides an incisive analysis of the performance of the ASEAN economies since the 1997 financial crisis. The major economies, including Singapore, have failed fully to recover the growth momentum that they enjoyed before the crisis. The major explanations … Read More

France, European Defence and NATO (GPI Research Series No. 4)

This research report provides a highly valuable up-to-date insight in the official French views regarding the defence priorities of the country and of the European Union. Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron outlines and analyses French proposals for the future of ESDP, based … Read More

Regionalisation and Interregionalism in a Post-globalisation and Post-American (GPI Research Series No. 7)

The rise of the new major powers in the global system has attracted considerable attention. This has focused on the emergence of Brazil, Indian Russia and, above all China, and the consequences for both the global balance of power and … Read More

Back to Westphalia? The West's Waning Enthusiasm for Humanitarian Intervention (GPI Research Series No. 8)

In 1999 various NATO powers bombed Belgrade and thus compelled Serbia to quit its Kosovan province to the delight of the KLA ‘terrorist’ group. Carried out without the approval of the UN Security Council, it marked a high-water mark in … Read More

Chinese and Indian Views of Europe since the Crisis - New Perspectives from the Emerging Asian Giants

The global financial crisis is now widely recognized as representing the biggest shift of power from West to East for half a millennium. The primary focus is the new Asian giants, China and India. A new study commissioned jointly by … Read More

The Euro and the UK - The Political Economy (GPI Research Series No. 9)

The recent UK election rhetoric, together with the problems in the Euro-zone instigated by the Greek debt crisis, suggest that the possibility of the UK adopting the Euro has been effectively buried, at least for a decade. This study takes … Read More

A Leader without Followers? The United States in World Politics after Bush (GPI Research Series No. 6)

During the second half of the 20th century, the United States was without question an outstandingly successful leading power. It took over leadership of the West during the Second World War, and used that victory to bring Western Europe and … Read More

The Development of ESDP Instruments During the German EU Presidency and Beyond (GPI Research Series No. 2)

When Germany took over the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2007, it was confronted with high hopes for the outcome of its presidency. These expectations stemmed from a long list of pressing problems … Read More

A European Foreign Policy? Decision-Making in European External Policy (GPI Research Series No. 1)

This is a study of the European Union’s external decision-making processes and the present debate which surrounds them. It considers in turn three main elements of these processes, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), the External Security and Defence … Read More