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China’s New Global Role: President Xi in Washington and the UN

November 26, 2015 • China, Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The recent Washington summit took the US-China bilateral relations onto a new level, while President Xi’s UN visit gave a glimpse of China’s new global role.   Currently the US-China bilateral relations are characterized by very different trajectories of power. As President Barack Obama is on his way out, President Xi Jinping …

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What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means – and What it Doesn’t

July 30, 2015 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World PoliticsComments (3)

By Scott Lucas Iran and the 5+1/E3+3 Powers (US, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia) have at last completed a comprehensive nuclear agreement after years of discussions and threats of conflict. The deal sets out requirements for keeping Iran’s


Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence

June 4, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Giants, Governance & Regulation, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Nathan Harter Literature around leadership is not hard to come by, but there are few texts that examine the process of leadership from where it begins – in the leader’s mind. Below, Nathan Harter analyses how great leaders have embraced the often


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


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 • Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, Leverett on International RelationsComments (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 (1)

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