• Strategic Comments

    China’s currency: faster steps towards global use

    07 October 2015. 

    The arrival of the renminbi as a global reserve currency seems inevitable, underlining China’s position as a global economic power.

  • IISS Voices

    Imran Khan: GCC investments in India

    02 September 2015.  Over the last couple of years, GCC-India trade relations have continued to intensify. However, red tape and weak institutional infrastructure have frustrated India’s attempts to attract Gulf money. With the economic environment becoming more investor-friendly and SEZs playing an increasingly important role, investment could receive a significant boost in the future.

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: A Chinese view of the global order

    29 July 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security The impetus for her IISS Fullerton Lecture this week, Madam Fu Ying reflected, was Henry Kissinger’s book, World Order. Translated into Chinese, it had intensified a debate in China that had been under way in recent years. Kissinger’s realpolitik formed the backdrop to a packed twenty-second Fullerton Lecture, replete with questions over how the US and China are coming to terms...

  • Survival

    The Economics of Multipolarity

    22 July 2015.  Deepak Nayyar’s Catch Up describes the role of 14 developing economies in transforming the structure of world economic output. If the trends of the past half-century persist, the twenty-first-century distribution of power will be multipolar.

  • Expert Commentary

    World Economic Forum Agenda: This is how megacities are being held back by violence

    01 July 2015.  By Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development World authorities, mayors and experts are preparing to debate the New Urban Agenda – a discussion that will reach its peak next year at a major UN conference. These leaders carry on their shoulders the hopes and dreams of millions of people living in unsafe and sprawling cities. It has never been more urgent for the international community to tackle rising challenges in the...

  • Events

    The Rise of China: Four Questions

    18 May 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Frank Lavin,
    Former Under Secretary for International Trade, US Department of Commerce
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 18 May 2015

  • Strategic Comments

    US and Cuba: remaking of a relationship

    05 May 2015. 

    Unless the Cuban government enters a new phase of repression, the changes under way now appear irreversible. That does not mean, however, that they will fully succeed in their object of restoring normal relations.

  • 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

  • Expert Commentary

    The Hindu: Narasimhanomics and the middle way

    03 April 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy P.V. Narasimha Rao provided political leadership to a nation adrift at a particularly difficult moment in recent history. He may not have been the ‘architect’ of post-Nehruvian economic policy, but he demonstrated greater political courage in advocating and leading it than his predecessor. He was also, without doubt, the ‘architect’ of India’s post-Cold War foreign policy. The government of India has decided to honour...

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