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Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Partner, Green Deal Strategies LLP
31 07, 2020

End of ‘golden era’ in UK-China relations goes beyond any US meddling

By |2020-07-31T08:08:16+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

This article was first published in South China Morning Post. With the fifth anniversary of the China-Britain Comprehensive Strategic Partnership approaching, it is remarkable to see how dramatically this much-heralded “golden era” of relations has turned into one of deepening mistrust and bitter acrimony. In the past few weeks, Prime [...]

16 07, 2020

The EU’s ambitious plans for a climate-neutral Europe

By |2020-07-16T15:15:31+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Climate Change, EU Policies & Institutions|Tags: , , |

The European Commission has launched a Communication, on Energy System Integration (ESI) and Hydrogen strategies, as part of its framework for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.  Along with the introduction of a proposed EU Climate Law enshrining the EU’s commitment to greenhouse emissions neutrality by that date, these two new strategies [...]

2 06, 2020

Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

By |2020-06-04T09:16:04+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Bob Savic Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; 2nd June 2020   The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other [...]

18 05, 2020

Where will the jet-set go after Brexit?

By |2020-06-04T11:21:13+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University 18th May 2020 An interesting side-effect of Brexit is that currently, UK tax-resident non-domicile individual clients are increasingly, and understandably, seeking alternative residence in largely English-speaking European jurisdictions, such as Malta and [...]

18 05, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Asia’s White Rice Is the New Black Gold

By |2020-06-04T11:53:45+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University 7th May 2020 This article was first published by The Diplomat For Eduardo Astrero, a small-hold farmer in the Philippines’ lowlands province of Nueva Ecija, located north of Manila on the [...]

3 04, 2020

Us vs Coronavirus

By |2020-06-04T16:53:38+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute 26th March 2019 This article was first published by Global Policy Institute A microscopic bug, commonly referred to as Covid-19, has brought human civilisation to its knees. For the first time in mankind’s history, city streets the world over are [...]

26 11, 2019

The future is bleak if the future is Brexit

By |2020-06-25T13:06:46+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Brexit, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

As the General Election approaches, my greatest fears are now materialising - the Brexit Conservative Party will likely be re-elected with a functioning majority to take the UK out of the EU with an economically and financially-sapping withdrawal deal and no prospect of a free trade agreement with the EU [...]