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Changing World Orders and Implications for the University Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.

BRICS Bank to Herald End of International System?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - have decided to set up their own development bank to rival the World Bank. This initiative is not happening in a vacuum.

What Xi Jinping's Diplomatic Agenda Tells Us About the Emerging World Order

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

The economic crisis paining Europe and the U.S. is surely one of the factors that has pushed China in new directions in its search for trade partners. Especially if thinking of the long term, China has to expand its network beyond the struggling American and European markets.

Russia's Initiatives for the BRICS

Sergei Katyrin | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics
Sergei Katyrin

This week South Africa hosts the fifth Brics summit, completing the first 'cycle' of summits that began in Yekaterinburg in 2008. Individually no-one disputes the group has flourished since then. Our respective economies have each grown apace in what have been very difficult circumstances.

'Realeconomik': BRICS Redraw the Geopolitical Map, Western Soft Power Wanes

Daniel Rolle | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Rolle

Obama's well-honed brand of soft diplomatic intervention is now waning in relevance as the tone and timbre of foreign affairs shifts to a harsher, monotone, money-driven form of Realpolitik, or "Realeconomik", that is driving geopolitics.

Don't Get Excited; The Economy's Still Feeble, Economist Says

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

Britain is facing a "feeble and fragile" recovery, experts warned on Friday, ahead of figures expected to confirm the economy has exited the longest d...

World's Most Influential Travel Leaders Visit Britain at a Key Time for Long Term Growth

Sandie Dawe | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Sandie Dawe

The London 2012 Games is an unprecedented opportunity to show the best of Britain to potential holidaymakers. Our Summit this weekend is crucial. The real work starts now.

Learning German and Portuguese Could Help Get Our Economy Back on Track

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

Having a generation of kids who can communicate easily with our traditional trading partners in Germany and France, and newer markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs), will help put the UK economy on a much stronger long-term footing.

Football, Cricket, BRICS and the UK economy

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

Much like Chelsea, who need to replace the ageing, creaking former world beaters (Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard), the Government needs to get investment into Britain's infrastructure and nurture its home grown talent if the gravity-defying performances by British clubs and businesses aren't to become the exceptions rather than the rule.

Funeral For Tibetan Protester Jamphel Yeshi Who Died After Setting Himself On Fire In India (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK

The funeral for an exiled Tibetan protester who set himself on fire in protest at a visit from the Chinese president to India takes place today. J...

Tibetan Activist Dies After Setting Himself Alight

Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

An exiled Tibetan protester who set himself on fire in protest at a visit from the Chinese president to India on Monday has died in hospital. The p...

Tibetan Self-Immolates Ahead Of Chinese President's Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

A Tibetan has set fire to himself in protest over the ownership of the Tibet region in New Delhi, India, ahead of a visit by Chinese president Hu Jint...

Real Trust Must Be Actively Earned

Jane Wilson | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jane Wilson

Sometimes the values that we pursue in public relations can put wider social and economic issues into context. Trust is one of those values.

The Rise of the BRICS: What Does it Mean for Human Rights?

Salil Shetty | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Politics
Salil Shetty

In the wake of 9/11, any country that was seen as strategic in the struggle to fight the so-called 'war on terror' became an ally. Unsolved cases of what could be seen as outsourcing torture and enforced disappearances are now haunting the U.S. and some of its allies.