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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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Jokowi: Reformist Or Populist?

With the controversy over Indonesia's recent presidential election finally beginning to subside, it now appears that favourite Joko Widodo will accede to the presidency after all. While we have been...

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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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Indonesia: Risk Of Post-Election Dispute

Indonesia is at risk of a disputed election result following today's presidential vote, as both candidates claimed victory. The presumed winner is Jakarta governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Quick counts...

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