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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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
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
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.
The G20 Leaders' declaration at the 2012 Summit in Mexico aims to achieve economic stability; better employment and social protection policies; strengthen and reform the international financial architecture; enhancing food security and address commodity price volatility.
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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.
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?
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.