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The Global Agenda is an essential guide to the top 10 issues in international affairs, aimed at diplomatic decision makers and global leaders in the private and public sectors. On each topic, key insights are provided in an easy-to-read, succinct format:

  • A one-page high-level briefing, which provides a background and overview of the issue

  • Exclusive expert insights from GDF Board Members, who forecast key developments to watch in the coming two years

  • The Smart Diplomacy Agenda, which suggests actions that can be taken to enhance the diplomatic communities effectiveness in addressing these major challenges. 

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The Global Agenda brings you insights into the major challenges within international affairs, along with solutions based on the principles of Smart Diplomacy: promoting multi-stakeholder involvement beyond the nation-state; the application of technology to tap the potential of the digital age; and a bigger role for women in tackling global risks. The concept of Smart Diplomacy, pioneered by the GDF, aims to enhance diplomatic practice to rapidly evolving environment of the 21st century.

The contributors to this volume - all members of the GDF Board - are senior experts with extensive expertise as analysts and practitioners. Each topic is covered in a precise, succinct format, that is designed to inform scenario analysis of how the issue will unfold in the coming two years. The Global Agenda thus supports analysis of future events, and their impacts on the decision-making process for executives In both the public and private sectors.

For those who are keen to explore the issues in greater depth, our experts have also put together 3-4 references of essential further reading on each topic, which can easily be accessed directly from the digital version of this report.

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