Monthly Archives: July 2015

Curtis S. Chin on China and it’s AIIB partners

Jul 31, 2015

The former US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, Curtis S. Chin, writes for the South China Morning Post about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Curtis explains that the AIIB could bring about the evolution towards better relations between Beijing and it’s many neighbours and trading partners. There has been some trouble getting support from

Ambassador Nicholas Burns, American foreign policy expert, makes case for West accepting Iran nuclear deal.

Jul 30, 2015

Expert speaker, Ambassador Nicholas Burns gives his insight into the next steps the US must take to contain Iran after a nuclear deal was reached in Vienna on July 14th. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Nick outlines the importance of a ‘reassertion of American interest in playing the leading role in that region’ in order

Kemal Derviş analyses: “Is Uber a Threat to Democracy?”

Jul 24, 2015

Vice President of the Brookings Institute, and distinguished Turkish economist, Kemal Derviş discusses Uber, and other disruptive companies in our technologically advanced society. The Rencontres Économiques forum recently convened for their annual meeting, the timing of which coincided with a debate in France about the ride-sharing service, Uber. The forums theme was selected in response to concerns that technological advances

Bjørn Lomborg on the best ways to fight extreme poverty

Jul 23, 2015

Adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Bjørn Lomborg, writes for Project Syndicate about how we can help fight extreme poverty. Lomborg cites South Korea’s significant per capita income growth since 1950 as an example of what we should try and emulate in order to help the world’s poorest countries. Many of the United Nations’ proposed 169

Allister Heath urges BBC “Ditch the licence fee and compete for audiences”

Jul 17, 2015

Allister Heath is a widely renowned commentator on the UK and European economies. Writing for The Telegraph, Allister Heath argues the impact of the licence fee on the future of the BCC. Health explains that the BBC could enjoy a great future selling British programming all over the world, if they were to embrace a radical change. During

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