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Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West

March 26, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson discusses his latest book: Ukraine Crisis: What it means for the West. He contends that the book is actually about three inter-related crises, the Russian crisis, the EU crisis and the Ukraine crisis and how crisis in each of these regions has continued to fuel the Ukraine crisis.   The …

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China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

March 26, 2015 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

by Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz Since 2013, economic and trade relations between China and Europe have grown significantly. In this article, the authors look beyond conventional economic indicators, like trade, and political issues, like human rights,


China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

January 25, 2015 • China, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, India, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president, Xi Jinping has already had an impact on China’s foreign policy: Standing up for what many Chinese see as


How Will China Rebalance?

November 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Michael Pettis China urgently needs to rebalance its economy, but how it chooses to do so should not be constrained by undue focus on the value of the renminbi. In an edited excerpt from his book Avoiding the Fall, Michael Pettis looks at various


The World Bank and Neoliberalism: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Making of an Agenda

July 28, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Giants, Governance & Regulation, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Howard Stein Since the latter part of the 1990s the World Bank has increasingly claimed its main focus is on poverty reduction and development. Among other things, the Bank introduced poverty focused loans, a commitment to debt reduction with support for


Genetic Technology in the Global Economic Environment

July 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Richard C. Jennings Below, Richard C. Jennings looks at the use of modern genetic technologies of plant breeding for increasing agricultural productivity. The author notes the wide range of such technologies that are available and considers the debate that


Embedding Security in the Internet of Things

July 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDS, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Jim Carlsson The Internet of Things will mean a better-connected world, with huge possibilities for positive change – and big opportunities for cyber-criminals. Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister says security must be placed at the heart of the next


Open Heartbleed Surgery – Securing Against Further Vulnerabilities

May 28, 2014 • Digital Transformation, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By David Sandin David Sandin, product manager at Clavister looks at the implications of the Heartbleed bug and the use of open-source code libraries in vendors’ security solutions. There’s a saying that’s familiar to many: “When you assume, you make


Kitimat, British Columbia: A Marvel of Nature and Industry

March 20, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

The District of Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia is a world-class port and manufacturing centre on the Pacific Rim and an emerging energy hub and transportation link for Asia-North America trade. In the new global economy, Canada’s Pacific Gateway


The United Nations Charter and Extra-State Warfare: The U.N. Grows Up

November 13, 2013 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, In-depth, International Law, SPECIAL FEATURES, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp & Theresa Bowman In recent years, the United Nations has come under attack as wholly inadequate to confront the modern realities of global conflict. Below, Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman argue that the central question may become