Topic : Geopolitics

  • People wave an European Union flag in front of the Palace of Culture during a EU parade in Warsaw. Forum Article

    Three lessons from Europe’s last decade

    Over the past ten years, the European Union has endured a series of unprecedented crises, the likes… more

  • French Minister of Women’s Rights and Spokesperson of the Government Najat Vallaud-Belkacem attends a vote on the prostitution law at the National Assembly in Paris Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Get political

    “All men are born equal.” There is no doubt that this ideal should include women. However, since… more

  • People pass the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    How do power dynamics affect development?

    Power dynamics set the tone at almost every level of human interaction. They influence your decision to speak… more

  • A Scottish Saltire flag and British Union flag fly together with the London Eye behind in London Forum Article

    Why devolution shouldn’t include fiscal powers

    The Scots have spoken. A solid majority voted against independence in their historic referendum last… more

  • Schoolchildren hold up pieces of paper featuring doves during a march called “The right to live in peace” in San Jose Forum Article

    Can the internet solve conflict?

    Over the past decade there has been growing interest in using the internet and other communication… more

  • Catalunya’s separatist supporters wave “Esteladas” supporting Scotland’s independence during FC Barcelona’s Champions League soccer match against Apoel Nicosia in Barcelona Forum Article

    What does Scotland mean for other independence bids?

    Scotland’s Yes camp shed its tears, bade farewell to its leader and shelved the issue of sovereignty… more

  • A lone worker passes by the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington Forum Article

    How concerning is US political gridlock?

    With the approach of the US Congressional elections, questions about the health of America’s political… more

  • A man walks next to a subway entrance as the Oriental Pearl Tower is seen reflected on a window at the financial district of Pudong, in Shanghai Forum Article

    Why China should be cautious on capital flows

    As China’s economy starts to slow, following decades of spectacular… more

  • Man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why aren’t current events affecting the markets?

    An increasingly obvious paradox has emerged in global financial markets this year. Though geopolitical… more

  • A man walks inside a conference room used for meetings between military commanders of China and India, at the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla Forum Article

    How well can China and India get along?

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day visit to India, the main leg of a recent tour of Central and… more

  • Cup cakes are displayed in the window of Cuckoo’s bakery in Edinburgh Forum Article

    From Scotland to Slovakia – what price independence?

    Though the world’s eyes are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom… more

  • A woman walks past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    From enlargement to energy – why the EU is all change

    Before his appointment as the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker was pilloried as an… more

  • People are silhouetted as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    The monetary policy central bankers can’t afford to ignore

    It might seem an unlikely proposition, but central banking has become exciting. This is not necessarily a… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the… more

  • Chimneys are seen through a window at a coal-fired power plant on a hazy day in Shimen county Forum Article

    Don’t be surprised if China puts a cap on carbon

    In China – the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide – policy-makers have been discussing the… more

  • The Baiterek is seen in Astana Strategic Foresight Article

    2 key challenges for Eurasia

    As an economic policy adviser and someone who teaches policies for competitiveness, I often wonder which… more

  • Euro sculpture is partially reflected in a puddle in front of the headquarters of the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt Forum Article

    What’s the right size for the financial sector?

    The recent global financial crisis has made us rethink the contribution of the financial sector to the… more

  • Forum Article

    How China can avoid a hard landing

    It is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance… more