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German Energy Policy Following the 2017 Election

26 September 2017

As the dust settles on the results of the German election, it is becoming obvious that the fall in votes for the two largest parties, including Angela Merkel’s CDU, will mean significant changes in German policies in a number of areas. There has also been speculation that the CDU will form a [read more]

Review of The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce

23 September 2017

Pub. Little Brown, London 2017 Edward Luce’s previous book, “Time to Start Thinking: America and the Sceptre of Decline” was a timely account of the decline of the American state, this book, appears to be primarily a commentary on the rise of populism, with particular reference to the [read more]

The Lessons from the Buncefield Explosion

27 November 2014

The Buncefield explosion at Hemel Hempstead, to the north of London, which occurred in December 2005, was caused by the overflow of 300 tons of petrol from a storage tank. A fuel-air vapour cloud was created and this subsequently ignited with an explosion that was felt across a wide area of [read more]

Deflation trap – Andrew Gamble

2 September 2014

Andrew Gamble, Chair of SPERI International Advisory Board & Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge The European Central Bank has consistently denied that there is any chance of the eurozone falling into deflation.  The ‘deceleration of prices’ in recent months has been dismissed [read more]

Sir Richard Dearlove’s talk at RUSI 7 July 2014

13 July 2014

Sir Richard Dearlove, is the former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, and as such has insights into the developments of the last twenty years that few can rival. At The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Sir Richard gave a talk entitled, Terrorism and National Security: [read more]

Future Strategic Challenges for Britain

3 April 2014

In February 2008 The Strategy Unit in the UK Cabinet Office published a report setting out the challenges that Britain faces, it is called “Realising Britain’s Potential:Future Strategic Challenges for Britain”. What is interesting about this report, and why it has relevance outside [read more]
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