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  • Why targeting 0.7% of GDP is nonsense

    Why targeting 0.7% of GDP is nonsense

    Adam Memon | | Foreign Policy
    For a goal which has proved so persistent, it is astonishing that the intellectual basis for the 0.7% of GDP target for foreign aid is so weak.The target was endorsed by the UN General Assembly in 1970 in response to a recommendation from the Pearson Commission on International Development. It ...
  • Assange, Sweden, The U.K. and The U.S.

    Assange, Sweden, The U.K. and The U.S.

    Ted Bromund | | Foreign Policy
    Regular CPS blogger Dr. Ted Bromund, Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations at the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at Washington D.C.'s Heritage Foundation, and Andrew Robert James Southam, a former extradition case officer in the International Criminal Policy Directorate of the Home Office, write on the issues surrounding the Julian Assange ...
  • The rise and fall of Bo Xilai

    The rise and fall of Bo Xilai

    Hugo De Burgh | | Foreign Policy
    Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre at University of Westminster, blogs on the outsting of Chongqing Chinese Communist Party Committe Secretary Bo Xilal after the Wang Lijuan incident. The fall of Bo Xilai has brought out information about his rule in Chongqing that seems to explain the warnings ...
  • A letter from Tanzania

    A letter from Tanzania

    In Tanzania education is a privilege. Children walk miles through the bush to attend school and discipline is automatic.  No cheeking of teachers and no knives.  I saw class loads of school children in ordered lines at a giraffe farm. The girls were in pink uniform with beautifully plaited hair ...
  • China: Literature and political reform

    China: Literature and political reform

    Hugo De Burgh | | Foreign Policy
    Hugo de Burgh, Director of the China Media Centre at University of Westminster, considers how it is Chinese literature that is examining the country's bureaucracy – both good and bad – where Western analysts may struggle to find understanding. Today it was reported that Wen Jiabao, once again, has called for ...
  • Happy Commonwealth Day! And many more!

    Happy Commonwealth Day! And many more!

    Lewis Brown | | Foreign Policy
    Web 2.0 Manager Lewis Brown looks at the increasing irrelevance of post-Second World War supranational bodies and wonders whether both old alliances and new organisations could supersede them. Happy Commonwealth Day everybody! Okay so it’s not one of those widely celebrated joyous occasions like, say, Europe Day where public servants across ...
  • The Burqa is not as foreign to our traditions as we may imagine.

    The Burqa is not as foreign to our traditions as we may imagine.

    Yorick Wilks | | Foreign Policy
    Yorick Wilks is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Insitute and professor of Artificial Intelligence (Emeritus) at the University of Sheffield.Melbourne’s old gaol is a melancholy place: a chilling reminder of early colonial times is a set of rough canvas hoods with eye holes that prisoners had to wear ...
  • Promising developments in Syria… and the need for more international support

    Promising developments in Syria… and the need for more international support

    Nick Jaques | | Foreign Policy
    CPS Intern Nick Jaques blogs on the situation in Syria and how best to move forward. As Italy slides towards the edge, threatening to drag the euro and who knows what else over with it, it’s been easy to be a little Europe-centric this week. However, to do so would ...
  • Key GOP dates for your diary

    Key GOP dates for your diary

    Lewis Brown | | Foreign Policy
    Key Republican Dates 2012January 3rd 2012 – Iowa CaucusJanuary 10th 2012 – New Hampshire PrimaryJanuary 21st 2012 – South Carolina PrimaryJanuary 30th 2012 – Florida PrimaryMarch 6th 2012 – Super Tuesday (11 Primaries including Texas [Perry,/Paul], Alaska, Massachusetts [Romney], Georgia [Cain/Gingrich])June 26th 2012 – Final primary, UtahAugust 27th 2012 – ...
  • Major Foreign Policy Addresses in the US Campaign

    Major Foreign Policy Addresses in the US Campaign

    Ted Bromund | | Foreign Policy
    Until Friday, as I noted last month, foreign policy played a mostly indirect role in the 2012 election campaign. In a way, that is no surprise: U.S. elections are rarely won or lost on foreign policy. But considered another way, it is a surprise. There is less ...
  • Foreign Policy Enters the 2012 Race

    Foreign Policy Enters the 2012 Race

    Ted Bromund | | Foreign Policy
    In the second of his guest blogs for the CPS, Ted Bromund highlights how foreign policy is becoming increasingly important in the build up to the 2012 Presidential raceConventional wisdom holds that elections in democracies are normally won or lost on bread and butter issues: if ...
  • Obama's Top Ten Errors on Libya

    Obama's Top Ten Errors on Libya

    Ted Bromund | | Foreign Policy
    When in November 1942 the British Army broke and routed Rommel, and sent him fleeing through Libya, Winston Churchill recognized that it was not the end of the war. But it was, he said, the end of the beginning.We are at the same place in Libya ...
  • Poor Libya: Seeing Ghaddafi through the prism of Saddam

    Poor Libya: Seeing Ghaddafi through the prism of Saddam

    Yorick Wilks | | Foreign Policy
    Yorick Wilks,Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Insitute and professor of Artificial Intelligence (Emeritus) at the University of Sheffield, watched the Libyan situation unfold while in the US. It is interesting to watch the Libyan crisis develop on US TV news: it is all about “the hunt ...
  • In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity

    In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity

    Jon Wilson | | Foreign Policy
    CPS Intern Jon Wilson analyses the latest events from Libya and the lessons to be learned from the Iraqi post-war experience.“Today the guns are silent, a great tragedy has ended.” Those words spoken by another general on another battlefield in another time will hopefully ring true for Libya ...
  • Brussels has been splashing the cash in the States

    Brussels has been splashing the cash in the States

    CPS Intern Rupert Eyles reviews a Heritage Foundation report into EU advocacy in the US.In May of this year, Sally McNamara from the American Heritage Foundation released a report investigating EU advocacy in the United States. Using the European Commission’s Financial Transparency System (FTS), her report showed ...