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Obama's Foreign Policy 'Tetralemma'

US President Barack Obama's administration faces a major 'tetralemma' in terms of prioritising its foreign policy challenges. The four main geopolitical challenges for the US are (in west to east...

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Global Economic Growth Facing Headwinds

There is increasing evidence that global growth is stuttering, with recent data from the world's largest economies suggesting that Q2 2014 expansion may have been worse than originally thought....

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A World Of City States?

For some years now, social scientists and some economic historians have spoken about how cities are displacing nation-states as the most important actors on the world stage. According to the city-...

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Global Markets: EM Looking Good Versus DM

After adopting a neutral view on developed markets (DM) over emerging markets (EM) equities a couple of months ago, following an almost four-year run of being bullish towards DM over EM, we are...

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Putin Facing Greater Risks From MH17

Russian President Vladimir Putin's hitherto 'successful' efforts to destabilise Ukraine have now – following the destruction of flight MH17 – had much greater consequences than could have been...

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