trade
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China-India Trade Deals and Enduring Tensions

India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi has just returned from a landmark visit to China where the two countries signed trade deals worth more than $22 billion. From a narrow perspective it seems that common prosperity brings the two rising powers together. However, in the grander scheme of things, trade deals are not …

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election
Front PagePoliticsUK

UK Elections 2015: Tories Win and EU Referendum Looms

Election Results: Winners and Losers The Tories have won the General Elections 2015, held on May 7th in the United Kingdom. This outcome surprised almost every critic: these elections have been considered for months the most uncertain ever. Instead, it turned out that the polls were wrong: a seemingly recurrent feature of …

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Iran
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Iran – P5+1 Nuclear Talks: What’s Next?

The world watches anxiously as the US-led P5+1 group negotiate with Iran to curb its uranium enrichment programme, in exchange for relieving economic sanctions that has crippled the country. The talks seem promising; the White House recently said it will lift the sanctions the instant Iran cuts down its production. …

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israel
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Elections in Israel: Netanyahu and The Years to Come

Before the Elections: the False Winds of Change As the various runner ups for the Israel elections raced to the top, the spirit of the people of Israel  seemed to be one determined on change. And yet, despite the optimist nature of this widespread claim, it should have been clear that …

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Sarkó
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Brigitte Sarkó

M. Sarkó is Back The seductive power over the French electorate of the UMP leader, M. Sarkó, seems to experience an inexorable comeback. This is what the results of the French departmental elections suggest. The victory he obtained in the elections of March 29th represents a clear endorsement in view of …

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Internet
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Internet and Terrorism: Tweeting for #Jihad

Internet has gradually changed the lives of people around the world: it has affected how we organize our everyday lives and revolutionized the ways people interact and communicate. The scale of the diffusion and adoption of the Internet transformed it in a typical ‘network good’: a good that becomes more valuable …

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military
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The Military Balance 2015: The Weapons of Today, the Wars of Tomorrow

The Military Balance, provided by the IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies), is considered an authoritative assessment of global military capabilities and defence economics. The recently released 2015 edition offers a deep insight on complex geopolitical changes that have lately affected international relationships.  The most important fact underlined by the …

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Russia
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Putin’s Russia. If the Bear Roars Again

A few days ago Michael Fallon, the UK Secretary of Defence, said that “Putin’s Russia is a threat to Europe as great as the Islamic State”. These words underscore a situation of conflict that the Ukrainian crisis and its consequences have sharpened. Anyhow, it seems that Putin’s Russia is showing a …

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Labor
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Italian Labor Reform

Italian politicians have promised huge labor market reforms for decades. Unfortunately, saying something does not mean it will be done, in particular when the purpose is to reform one of the most inflexible labor markets in Europe. In addition, if one considers that Italy is one of the countries in …

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saving
EconomicsFront PagePoliticsUK

Retirement Savings Behavior

From April this year, people who retire in the UK with defined contribution pensions will have complete control over how they access their retirement savings. Taxes on withdrawals will be lower, with the first 25% of the money you take out being tax-free. As long as you are over 55, …

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