Blog: June, 2013

Shale Gas: A Game Changer

Posted on [created] by chingwei.j.lee in Diplomacy, Economics and Finance, Global Development
Shale gas has the potential to be a game-changer. As we enter the ‘Golden Era of Gas’, could it address the EU’s energy and climate goals by providing solutions for security of supply, economic competitiveness and ... Read More »

Turkish Protests Are Unpredictable: A Dispatch From Taksim Square

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development, Politics and Society
Istanbul - “Of every two people you meet in Turkey, one of them voted for Erdogan” Mehmet a 31 year- old friend working in the tourism industry, explained to me. In spite of his statement, Mehmet was the first person I ... Read More »

Changing the way we think

Posted on [created] by Alex Godson in Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
If all women had rights equal to those enjoyed by men, would there still be war? It is often said that it’s men who wage war and start conflicts but that it is women and children who are most affected by the ... Read More »

Tipping the Balance of a Pivot

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
There is a noticeable wobble in the Obama Administration’s pivot towards Asia. While the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed support for the new stance, they share a ... Read More »

Saved by the Diaspora

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Leadership
President Bashar al-Assad’s fall is inevitable, but Syria’s subsequent collapse need not be. Syria’s sizable émigré community has so far remained far away from the devastation, waiting in cities like Paris and London to ... Read More »