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27 July 2016

Imperatives of regulatory diplomacy

Regulations are the new focus of economic statecraft. Their increasing importance is reflected in the negotiations on global financial standards, plurilateral trading rules, and regional economic unions.

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21 October 2013

U.S. government shutdown, China’s gain

The U.S. government shutdown and President Obama’s absence gave China immense diplomatic and political space at the APEC and East Asia Summit meetings. China’s declaration of a “de-Americanised” world may be premature but the crumbling old order is doing little to dispel this notion

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1 March 2012

Why We Still Need the World Bank

The author explains in detail the functions of the World Bank and how it has evolved over the years. He also argues that while the bank has adapted to shifts in economic influence and the rise of emerging markets, it must become even more innovative and representative.