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22 December 2016

The year of the close vote: a 50:50 world

The year 2016 is the year of the divided electorate, so close were some of the election outcomes. Deep divisions lurk within voters coming from ostensibly “liberal” political cultures. The trend looks set to continue in the elections that will be fought in dozens of countries in 2017, where the votes could also be divided. Gateway House analyses these results through this infographic

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24 July 2014

The new casinos: emerging markets

Financial analysts tout the potential of emerging economies for growth and wealth creation. While progress cannot be denied, the physical, institutional and financial infrastructures of many nations remain relatively weak and citizens, investors and governments need to be wary of investment deficits in critical infrastructure

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27 December 2013

2014: Geopolitical star-gazing

As 2013 draws to a close, Gateway House examines the tumultous year and the significant developments that affected foreign policy globally. Below is our geopolitical forecast for 2014

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2 July 2013

India’s Bilateral Investment Treaties

Bilateral Investment Treaty agreements (BIT) are often conceived as an academic or historical interest. However, for many countries, these agreements help investors in understanding dispute resolution and legal mechanisms.

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26 September 2010

The new world order

Tribal ties - history, race, ethnicity, religion, culture - are becoming more important than borders. Regions that share these tribal ties are grouping together and slowly eliminating the relevance of political borders.

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1 March 2009

Trade Policy in the BRIICS: A crisis ttocktake and looking ahead

A report of trade policy in BRIICS (including Indonesia as well) brings up many questions. How big is the rise of protectionism in the BRIICS? How can it be contained? How necessary is further reform of their trade and FDI regimes? What are the links between external liberalisation and domestic regulatory reform?

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1 January 2008

Globalisation and the political economy of trade liberalisation in the BRIICS

This paper compares the BRIICS (including Indonesia as well) to show how politics and institutions interacted with economic conditions, and shaped the relative success or otherwise of trade-policy reforms. It also sheds light on the prospects for further external liberalisation and associated regulatory reform.