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1 January 2018

Trump’s NSS and Great Power competition

The camaraderie that Trump and Xi projected in November 2017 generated unease. At year end, Trump’s National Security Strategy did away with the multipolar niceties, but the challenges remain: for the U.S., it’s promoting rule of law while opting out of multilateral bodies. For China, it’s taking stock of how its image corresponds to reality

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6 March 2017

The Trump challenge: unpredictability as norm

Forecasting uncertainty is a full-fledged task for security and foreign policy analysts, but when countries resort to being unpredictable then it is likely to backfire. Uncertainty about his next course of action seems to be Trump’s defining characteristic. How India will manage this to better relations will be critical

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23 November 2016

A world divided by trade deals?

Amid the debate of a U.S.-centric TPP template or a China-led RCEP model, it is important to consider if such trade agreements are building blocks or stumbling blocks to global free trade. With the passage of the TPP still uncertain in the U.S. Congress, and the RCEP unlikely to be acceptable to the U.S., the more likely global trade scenario will be fragmentation

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11 November 2016

Trump’s America

The world is now faced with a self-professed unpredictable U.S. president in Donald Trump. This unprecedented outcome is already being felt by the world’s economies, but while many foreign parties may be celebrating this outcome - there is such a thing as too much change

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9 November 2016

U.S. Elections: The Celebrity POTUS

Last night, the United States voted Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States. The result reflected a similar degree of shock which previously accompanied the Brexit earlier in 2016. Ambassador Neelam Deo, in the final episode of our special podcast series, discusses what happened last night and what tomorrow will hold.

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3 November 2016

U.S. Elections: Asia bets on predictability

With less than a week to go before the U.S. Presidential Elections, our special podcast series pivots to Asia where Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director at Gateway House, assesses the Asian perception of the election as well as which candidate is finding support across the region.