‘Return to Moscow’ with Tony Kevin Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog:  strengthening and reform of the IAEA Trump and globalisation: will the retreat from open trade damage global development?

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  • ‘Return to Moscow’ with Tony Kevin

    ‘Return to Moscow’ with Tony Kevin

    In 1969, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off on his first diplomatic posting to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Nearly 50 years on he returns alone, a private citizen aged 73. What will he find? How has Russia changed since those grim Soviet days? He discovers Vladimir Putin’s Russia, a government and nation routinely demonised and...

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  • Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog:  strengthening and reform of the IAEA

    Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: strengthening and reform of the IAEA

    The International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna, is the paramount global governance organization for nuclear matters. Currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Agency has evolved deftly in shedding unrealizable visions, seizing new opportunities and handling with aplomb several international nuclear crises. Nonetheless, while not in need...

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  • Trump and globalisation: will the retreat from open trade damage global development?

    Trump and globalisation: will the retreat from open trade damage global development?

    Rapid expansion of international trade was crucial to rising incomes in Asian developing countries in the late 20th century. The great Crash of 2008, slowed, but did not end growth in most of the developing world. The large-scale entry into the world economy of China, India and other developing countries placed downward pressure on median incomes in the...

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