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THE BRICS - THE EVOLVING ROLE OF THE BRICS IN A CHANGING WORLD

 

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) are leading emerging economies and political powers at the regional and international level. The acronym was originally created in ......

 

Gaps in UK Foreign Policy

 

In addition to the saga of the UK's Membership to the EU, there is a steady decline in the UK's representation at senior levels in  EU institutions. This has undermined London's.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UK's Perspective on the Ukraine Crisis:

 

The House of Lords report on EU-Russia relations states that the Foreign Office has lost expertise and analytical capacity on Russia and the region, that the UK and the other EU...

 

 

 

 

 

Is the UK's Foreign Policy Engagements Beyond its Resources?

 

The diminishing influence of UK in matters of international security can be seen especially in the Middle East with the lack of propositional role in ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Dimensions of UK Foreign Policy- Plenty of Opportunities for Engagement

 

Whatever the direction the UK's Relations with the EU takes , the EU remains undoubtedly crucial for the UK's economy. 2013 saw over 48.5% of UK exports going to the EU and 52% of its imports coming from the EU. It is worth noting ..

 

 

 

Will this Year Prove to be a Decisive Year for EU/UK Relations, or will it add to Further Uncertainty?

 

The past 4 years have been dominated by uncertainty and loaded with events that put the UK Coalition Government under strain and challenge related to the homogeneity of their policies and tested the strength of their union.......

 

The Russia/Ukraine Crisis: Where is it Heading?

 

The toppling of the pro- Russian President of Ukraine in February 2014, Ukraine's proximity policy with the European Union, through pursuing the association programme and the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO....

 

 

 

 

Four geopolitical implications of iran's re-engagement with the world

In November 2013, Iran and the P5+1 US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany agreed an interim accord that saw Iran curb its nuclear activities in return for relief from ....

 

 

 

 

Challenges of the European Union Foreign Policy in 2015

2014 was the year for the European Union elections that saw the continuous trend of the increasing popularity of the right and the far rights movements in Europe. Besides the impact of this on the Europe’s internal stability, it will definitely have an ....

 

 

 

 

 

US Foreign Policy towards Latin America: President Obama Needs to Be Clear

In the aftermath of the post-war period, no country in the western world has influenced and dominated Latin America socially, politically and economically, as did the United States in the post-Cold. However, the suspension of U.S. diplomatic......