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After what can only be described as a disastrous G7 Summit, the fallout from the string of attacks by Donald Trump, lashing out at Justin Trudeau and host Canada, should be perceived as a significant watershed moment. Despite some initial optimism, that leaders could soothe the growing rift, the Summit’s conclusion portrayed a dysfunctional group of allies left searching for answers, even more so than when they arrived...
In 2007, Kofi Annan—then Secretary General of the UN—called the twenty-first century “the era of NGOs’. We think Mr Annan had little idea of how true his statement would prove to be, but probably not in the ways he imagined. Annan referred to the importance of NGOs in policymaking, in mobilising public opinion and in holding power to account. In contrast, in the second half of 2018 NGOs – manifestations of civil society that...
When Donald J. Trump was elected US President in November 2016, some considered it necessary for Europe to start looking for new allies. As a result, some advocated for much stronger cooperation with China, especially in economic terms. Yet, positive expectations for the future development of Europe-China relations quickly morphed into concerns, mainly due to the massive scale of Chinese investments across Europe in all...

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