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GPI founder Alexander Clackson on Channel One Russia (in Russian)

Channel One Russia (Первый канал) did a reportage on Ukraine for its 9 pm news programme Vremya, the main evening newscast in Russia. Alexander Clackson shared his brief analysis from 4 min 57 seconds. The reportage is in Russian.   http://www.1tv.ru/news/world/269803

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Essay: Can a fresh study of linguistics help us to understand Russian loyalty to the state?

Russian culture is a rich and colourful collision of language, history and ideology which results, for many, in a fierce pride and shared fidelity to the state. It is a culture which is often misunderstood and is heavily masked in a deep curiosity. Will the loyalty of a great number of citizens be better understood, […]

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Debunking the Myth of Russian Aggression

Since the start of the Ukrainian crisis in November 2013, Western media and politicians have accused Russia in its role in the Ukrainian crisis, repeatedly claiming that Russia has acted aggressively without any provocation. Contrary to these statements, Russia has been a victim of regular provocations over the last few years. Despite these aggravations, Russia […]

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The Scottish Independence debate will persist

There are a number of reasons why 55% of the Scottish population voted No in the recent Scottish Independence vote. Some chose to remain part of the UK due to safety in numbers, others were not convinced about the chances of a prosperous economy in an independent Scotland. Others are simply proud to be British. […]

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GPI founder Alexander Clackson discusses Ukraine with former British Ambassador

RT’s political debate show CrossTalk invited Sir Tony Brenton, former British Ambassador to Russia; Alexander Clackson, founder of Global Political Insight; and Ben Aris, Editor of Business New Europe, to discuss whether the Minsk Accord ended the conflict in Ukraine? Or will another hot war in the breakaway regions flare up? Will President Poroshenko push for […]

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Essay – Terrorist Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Understanding the Threat

Terrorism in itself is an invasive and feared act in the modern world. Throughout the evolution of terrorism, tactical innovations have been made by terrorist organizations to complete their goals more effectively. In recent years, terrorist organizations have shown interest in using weapons of mass destruction to incite fear in their adversaries, but the viability […]

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1 in 4 children in UK live in poverty

Earlier this year the Trussell Trust, the UK foodbank provider, claimed that nearly one million people had visited a foodbank for an emergency 3 day food supply, a staggering 163% increase since 2012/13 figures. The increase in reliance on food banks has been linked to problems in the benefit system, and to people relying on […]

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United Nations and the role of Sovereignty of Member States

United Nations created in 1945 following the conflict against Axis powers in World War Two plays a vital role in securing peace in complex situations which affect the lives of millions of people today. However the situations in Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Ukraine has highlighted fundamental problems within the organisation as it seeks to resolve […]

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NATO’s Expansion Would be a Mistake

NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made announcement recently that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is for the first time looking to deploy its forces at new bases in Eastern Europe, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from “causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics”. […]

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Financial markets: quiet before the storm?

The recent headlines of geopolitical clashes or the series of stricter banking regulations that are restricting banks by forcing them to deleveraging did not stop the financial markets from growing. On the contrary, undeterred by relatively weak growth of the major economics, financial stocks are continually reaching their record highs. Volatility on the markets is […]

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GPI’s founder Alexander Clackson debates NATO with Ukrainian Ambassador-at-Large

Alexander Clackson, founder of Global Political Insight, took part in a debate on The Heat, a weekly news and current affairs talk show program on CCTV America, the English-language news channel run by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television, based in Washington. The debate with Olexander Scherba, the Ukrainian Ambassador-at-Large focused on whether Ukraine should join NATO.

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Fracking: Where Britain Stands

Over the past several months the British public has been exposed to issues concerning fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing), though some argue in favour of this method of extracting shale gas. Where there is the argument that fracking has horrendous environmental repercussions, there is also the argument that it prevents reliance on other countries’ energy sources. Many maintain that this […]

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Ukraine Crisis: Europe At Fault

At three months since the beginning of the Kiev government military operation against anti-government rebels in Ukraine’s south-east, Europe appears to be acting to the detriment of its reputation as a peace and rule-of-law project, as well as its broader economic and trade interests and political goals in the region. The expansion of restrictive measures […]

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GPI’s Alexander Clackson discusses Ukraine on RT

Alexander Clackson, founder of Global Political Insight, was asked to appear on CrossTalk, a current affairs debate television program on RT. It focuses on global affairs, with host Peter Lavelle moderating conversation between multiple guests. This episode focused on the crisis in Ukraine. Ukraine is running out of many things: money, time and patience. There […]

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Contemporary Sino-Russian Relations: A change in the strategic balance of power

History illustrates that the recurring themes of a world with a fading hegemon are wars and instability. From Eastern Ukraine, to the South China Sea, current events signal a shift in the global strategic balance. Russia and China have become increasingly antagonistic towards the perceived interference from the West into their spheres of influence. These […]

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