• Events

    Charting the New Silk Road: China’s strategic goals and international impact

    29 May 2015. 

    IISS-Chunqiu Institute Discussion
    The Pavilion, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 29 May, 10am-12:30pm SGT

  • Strategic Comments

    Asian bank: funding infrastructure, building China’s influence

    29 April 2015. 

    The AIIB is expected to be operational by the end of 2015, with initial capital of $50–100bn, mostly provided by China. It will allow Beijing to define new norms for the global economic governance regime and have a greater say in it.

  • Events

    China: An Assessment of Xi Jinping’s Reforms after Two Years

    10 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Charles Parton,
    European External Action Service, Beijing Delegation
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 10 April 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Infinite diversity in infinite combination

    24 March 2015.  Most people will be familiar, by sight if not by name, with the Mandelbrot set, a mathematical construct discovered by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1980. It is the epitome of fractal geometry and the face of chaos theory. Arising from a simple mathematical function and some rules for presentation, its visual representations are phantasmagorical and psychedelic, recursive and infinitely complex, with new details, including tiny shapes similar to the original, constantly...

  • Events

    Asian Engagement in Africa: Chinese and Japanese Experiences in South Sudan

    16 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Mitsuaki Furukawa, Chief Representative, South Sudan Office, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Akok Madut, PhD candidate, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Jeremy Taylor, PhD candidate and Commonwealth Scholar, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 16  March 2015

  • Adelphi Books

    Power Shifts and New Blocs in the Global Trading System

    10 March 2015.  As economic powers from the developing world, particularly China, have emerged in the past few decades, their weight has altered the balance in the global trading system. In this volume, leading commentators – including two former heads of the WTO – examine the possible consequences of this shifting trade landscape.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction: Power shifts and new blocs in global trade

    08 March 2015. 

    While the post-war open trading regime, with its preferential treatment of developing countries, was in fact designed and implemented by the United States, the US itself is under geo-economic pressure from a rising new ‘mega-trader’.

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Reflections on the Trans-Pacific Challenge - Spanish

    07 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Special Address
    Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Minister of National Defense, Colombia

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Reflections on the Trans-Pacific Challenge

    07 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Special Address
    Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Minister of National Defense, Colombia

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 4: Trade, development and developmental regionalism

    04 March 2015.  Panitchpakdi emphasise the importance of strengthening the WTO, but highlights disappointment with the lack of progress on the Doha Round’s ‘development’ objectives.

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