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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


World Investment Forum 2014: Investing in Sustainable Development

November 26, 2014 • Editor’s Choice, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is Green, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Henrietta Morris In the early 1960s, developing countries began to raise concerns regarding their place in international trade, calling for a conference whose specific focus would be addressing these concerns. And thus the United Nations Conference on


America’s Never-Ending War in the Middle East

October 13, 2014 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett While President Obama continues – at least for now – to resist redeploying large numbers of U.S. soldiers to fight the Islamic State on the ground, the military components of the anti-Islamic State strategy he


Contemporary Business and Management Challenges in China

September 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Editor’s Choice, In-depthComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Jess Zhang In today’s global context, Chinese companies face significant challenges in internationalising their services – not least that posed by contrasting styles of leadership. However, Chinese companies and government are


Gearing Corporate Reporting to Promote Sustainable Development

September 26, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By James X. Zhan The post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) currently being devised by the international community cannot be fulfilled under the auspices of the public sector alone. Private sector investment will be key to their delivery. However, in


A Watershed in the Financing of Infrastructure for Water Security

September 26, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Governance & Regulation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Briscoe Water is a basic necessity – crucial not only for sustaining life, but also for facilitating sustainable economic growth. Below, Professor John Briscoe calls out the hypocrisy of much of the last four decades of rich countries’ policies


Luxury Brands Need to Chart a Course into New Frontier Markets

September 22, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson The progressively unpredictable dynamics of the BRIC markets are now challenging luxury brands to rethink their global market strategies. Below, Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson argue that as luxury brands seek to adapt to new


The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

July 28, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett For seventy years, one of the critical foundations of American power has been the dollar’s standing as the world’s most important currency. For the last forty years, a pillar of dollar primacy has been the


Internationalising Media Studies

July 28, 2014 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Daya Thussu For hundreds of years the West has dominated the world of Media Studies, but Daya Thussu is about to prove to us that countries such as China and India are fast becoming a challenge to the Western hold on the world of Media Studies. Despite