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The Foreign Policy Centre January Update

The latest on the FPC's research, publications and events

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

India and the Globalising Economy

19th Jan 2005, 5pm to 6pm

Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Westminster, London

Seminar discussion with H.E. Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, on how globalisation is affecting India and its sense of itself.

To attend please RSVP to Jessie Zhang at china@fpc.org.uk, 0207 388 6662

Rule of Law in Russia: Economic Impact

26th January 2005, 8am-9.30am

The Foreign Press Association

Breakfast seminar with Andrew Jack, recently returned Moscow correspondent for The Financial Times, Professor Phil Hanson, University of Birmingham and Dr Alena Ledeneva, University College London

To attend please RSVP to Jennifer Moll, Russia@fpc.org.uk , 020 7388 6662

Coming Soon: FPC Publications

Public Diplomacy in the 'Age of Schisms', by Mark Leonard and Andrew Small with Martin Rose (February 2005)

The emergence of new global schisms on issues such as military intervention, the role of religion in government, and the international economic framework necessitates a rethink of Britain's public diplomacy strategy, according to the pamphlet authors. They examine how Britain is currently perceived in the world and argue that effective communication with the public abroad should be at the heart of its diplomatic strategy.

Energy and Power in China: Domestic Regulation and Foreign Policy, by Angie Austin (February 2005)

Much has been made of China's growing energy consumption and its potential repercussions for world energy supply and security. Australian economist Angie Austin argues that changing internal patterns in energy efficiency and domestic regulation will prove more significant than external supply policies.

Post-war Civil Affairs Policy and Results: A Comparison between the Iraq War and the Second World War, by Correlli Barnett (February 2005)

The reconstruction of Germany in 1945 ranks as one of history's most successful post-conflict operations. Renowned World War 2 historian Correlli Barnett examines why the planning that preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was so inadequate by comparison and calls for civil affairs to be put at the centre of post-conflict planning.

Global Europe: Implementing the European Security Strategy

Four pamphlets on the strategic, economic and political capacities available to EU member-states internationally and a European policy on effective multilateralism, failed and authoritarian states, and peacekeeping.

ARTICLES

Can Europe build a NATO for Africa? By Richard Gowan

14 January 2005, The Globalist

http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4328

Can trade be free and fair? By Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

10 January 2005, speech at FPC event

http://fpc.org.uk/articles/305

What the EU should do for Kosovo by Dick Leonard

13 January 2005, European Voice

http://fpc.org.uk/articles/304

In the News

Blair moved to tears by tsunami disaster

10 January 2005, The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tsunami/story/0,15671,1387457,00.html

West urged to drop textiles tariffs for Tsunami countries

9 January 2005, The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tsunami/story/0,15671,1387457,00.html

Questions about royal land test new British disclosure law

8 January 2005, The New York Times

Disclosure of CAP farm subsidies: interview with Jack Thurston

1 January 2005, BBC Radio 4 Farming Today

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/ram/farming_today_week.ram

On the web this month

Hilary Benn speaks at FPC book launch:

Launch event for FPC publication on free and fair trade

Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, gave a keynote speech on trade and development on Monday 10 January 2005 at an FPC event with Dr Daleep Mukarji, Director, Christian Aid, and Sir Samuel Brittan, economic commentator, The Financial Times.

http://fpc.org.uk/articles/305

India and Globalisation

India's Vision of its Future in the World

On 3 February 2005 the Indian Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, will give a keynote speech at the launch event for a new Foreign Policy Centre programme on India and globalisation.

Through research, publications, forums and public discussions, the programme aims to engage a broader group of actors with new thinking on the social and economic consequences of globalisation on India and the impact of India's growing influence on the future of globalisation.

Read the programme prospectus: http://fpc.org.uk/fsblob/362.pdf

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