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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: the biggest international organization you’ve never heard of

Rick Rowden

The West has paid little attention to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This is set to change as it becomes increasingly influential in global geopolitics Think of international organizations and groups like the UN, World Bank and the IMF might come to mind. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) likely doesn’t make most people’s lists. The SCO is probably the biggest international … Continue reading

4 September 2017 by
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Understanding foreign relations between India and Iran

Rick Rowden

The India-Iran relationship is often ignored yet it provides insights into shifting geostrategic relationships within Asia The West tends to view India and Iran one at a time, each in isolation. But what about India-Iran foreign relations? The often-overlooked bilateral relations between India and Iran are not only fascinating, but provide a prism by which to view and understand a … Continue reading

12 July 2017 by
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Who owns the US federal debt?

Massive increases in inequality are transforming the politics of public debt During the current financial crisis, government debt levels across the advanced capitalist world have soared. In the United States, the portion of the federal debt ‘held by the public’ has more than doubled from 36 per cent of GDP in 2007 to 73 per cent in 2012. This explosive … Continue reading

23 January 2014 by
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America’s War on Poverty, America’s War on the Poor

David Coates

Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson’s vision, American politicians desperately need to reinvigorate the stalled campaign against poverty January 2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the State of the Union Address in which Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty. This anniversary is leading to much soul-searching here in the United States. Partly that soul-searching reflects the high levels of poverty … Continue reading

14 January 2014 by
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Export-led growth and the failure of economic rebalancing

Craig Berry

The trade deficit is growing – and the Transatlantic trade deal is unlikely to rectify this The Conservative Party’s general election manifesto could not have been clearer: ‘A sustainable recovery must be driven by growth in exports’. A preceding speech by George Osborne specified ‘net exports’, explaining that rising exports had to be matched by falling imports, as Britain once … Continue reading

19 November 2013 by
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