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04 March 2014
Carter Page imagines the American reaction if a world power tried playing a similar Ukraine crisis scenario in its own back yard and gives those working behind the scenes a…
03 March 2014
From an empirical-analytical point of view, David Held and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen explore what has happened in the Middle East and North Africa since Mohammed Bouazizi died?…
28 February 2014
Abukar Arman examines Somalia’s perilous security crisis and potential future roles for the international community. “We cannot have our right hand tied in our back…
19 February 2014
Ana-Francisca Ramirez explores Brazil’s potential role as a model for emerging powers’ international affairs. This year will be Brazil’s chance to show how…
12 February 2014
Carter Page suggests the upcoming G8 Sochi Summit may provide a platform for those interested in Iraq's future to take positive steps. This week’s revelation of recent…
07 February 2014
Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, introduces the themes of the recent report: Fragile States – Domestic Revenue Mobilisation. Global…
04 February 2014
Justine Doody argues that the disputes over islands in the East and South China Seas are as much about resources and territories as they are about reaffirming national sentiments…
20 January 2014
Blair Glencorse examines how the world’s leaders can incorporate lessons from the grassroots into efforts to shape the future of developing countries. This week, the world…
16 January 2014
In the wake of the recent violent turn of events in Anbar province, Ivonne Lockhart Smith analyses the potential for partnership between Washington and the UN as a policy response…
14 January 2014
Ivonne Lockhart Smith unpicks the forces behind international responses to recent crises in the Central African Republic and South Sudan. The United Nations finds itself yet again…
14 January 2014
Jane Thomason and Anne-Marie Slaughter give a resounding endorsement to Global Policy’s ongoing ebook ‘The Donors’ Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence and the Future…
08 January 2014
Anoush Ehteshami examines the recent domestic changes that will shape Iran’s relations with the outside world in 2014. What I will try and do is provide a grid, a broader…
23 December 2013
Corneliu Bjola unpicks the art of climate change negotiations. Delegates from across the world gathered last month in Warsaw for the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN…
10 December 2013
Abhijnan Rej suggests that 18th and 19th century historians may be ideally placed to recognise the emergence of powerful nonstate blocs and the tensions they may bring to global…
09 December 2013
Many in the mainstream media from the developed world have regarded the BRICS Summit held in Durban earlier this year as more of a failure than a success. But I have a contrarian…