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Expert comment on decision to merge FCO and DFID

"Alignment of trading and security interests, as articulated by the FCO seem to be taking centre stage, as DfID gets side-lined." Professor Shirin Rai, Director, Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development, comments on the Prime Minister's Global Britain announcement.


Brexit blueprint

Dr Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor, School of Law, expects the Brexit blueprint to display the UK as effectively remaining part of the Customs Union but will do nothing to preserve London's position as the world's most prominent financial centre.


Liberty, Luck and Macron’s US tour

The occasionally embarrassing bromance staged between Presidents Trump and Macron during the latter’s State Visit has suited both parties writes Seán Hand Deputy Professor of French Studies and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Europe).


Emmanuel Macron seeks to win over Angela Merkel on EU reforms - expert comment

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel aimed at winning support from the German chancellor for his ambitious reform plans for the European Union.Professor Seán Hand discusses his chances of success.


The US imposes new sanctions on North Korea - Expert Comment

The US has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea after accusing it of using nerve agent VX to kill Kim-Jong-nam, the half brother of Kim Jong-un. The move comes just a day after Pyongyang announced it would hold a leaders’ summit with South Korea and would consider giving up its nuclear weapons. Dr Catherine Jones comments

Wed 07 Mar 2018, 12:44 | Tags: America, Current Affairs, diplomacy, trade, Korea

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