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Middle East/North Africa Politics Power Brokers

The young emir: Emir Tamim and Qatar’s future

With Emir Tamim – the youngest head of state in the Middle East – Qatar aims to rapidly expand and diversify its economy while tempering its foreign policy. Across the

Brexit Economics Europe

The Political Risks of a ‘remain’ Brexit vote for the Conservative Party

David Cameron’s gamble to call a referendum on Britain’s EU membership may seem to have succeeded if the outcome will go against a Brexit. The reality will be more unpredictable,

Europe Politics

Labeled a model for the EU, Ireland goes to the polls

The next Irish general election will probably see the current leader re-elected. But the potential for intense coalition negotiations is here and Ireland is set to move slightly away from

Europe Politics

UK election: Interview with Hadleigh Roberts, Labour parliamentary candidate

In advance of the UK election on May 7th, GRI sat down with Hadleigh Roberts, the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for the Thornbury & Yate constituiency. The countdown has started,

Europe Finance

What explains Cameron’s embrace of Islamic finance?

Over the past few months, Britain’s Conservative Party has shifted its position on immigration to retain supporters, who seem inclined to side with the far-right UKIP. Now, in a gesture that seems

Economics Europe

Unlike public, UK manufacturers favour EU membership

Anti-EU sentiment has been on the rise in most of the bloc’s 28 member states since the onset of the European sovereign debt crisis. However, few European countries have proven

Europe Natural resources and energy

Miliband’s Energy Price Freeze Lacks Long-Term Strategy

Labour leader Ed Miliband has decided to start a war with British energy suppliers, announcing major changes in the UK’s energy sector regulation if Labour wins the 2015 general elections.

Europe Politics

Why Political Parties in Opposition Will Never Embrace Austerity

This article hence proposes two major reasons to account for such a trend – unpopularity and inaccessibility of the austerity measures, dynamics of political parties during elections. “The President’s great