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How exposed is the global health system to geopolitical tensions?

Health and Life Sciences

Mark Loughridge
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the fragility of the public health systems that we take for granted. As the virulence of the pandemic begins to abate across much of the world, how exposed – or prepared – are counties for the impact of war, economic sanctions, political isolation and new migratory patterns on existing health structures and systems? 

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General Politics

Six weeks later: how the Ukraine invasion has changed the world

General Politics

Alexander van der Wusten
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has entered its second month, and Global Counsel continues to go beyond the headlines to cover the crisis through interactive events, in-depth analysis, and daily briefings.

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General Politics

History as it happens: Mary Elise Sarotte on Russia and Ukraine

General Politics

Denzil Davidson
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Global Counsel Advisor Denzil Davidson is joined by historian Mary Elise Sarotte, author of the new book 'Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Stalemate.

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General Politics

Ukraine-Russia: Inside Kyiv and Moscow

General Politics

Benjamin Wegg-Prosser
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Global Counsel Managing Director Benjamin Wegg-Prosser is joined by Owen Matthews, Newsweek’s former Moscow correspondent, and Sergii Drobysh, a Ukraine-based political analyst, to discuss Russia's shifting internal politics and the mood inside a besieged Ukraine.

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Top in Tech: Russia-Ukraine and the EU's Data Act

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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The challenges of making supply chains green

Sustainability

Alessandro Gangarossa
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Global Counsel members Alessandro Gangarossa and Felicity Hall are joined by Anders Rehnberg to discuss the EU's proposal Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence.

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General Politics

Russia-Ukraine: the impact on Asia with Bilahari Kausikan

General Politics

Benjamin Wegg-Prosser
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has provoked one of the strongest non-military reactions from the West seen in decades. What explains Asian reactions to the invasions, and how are their economies coping with the fallout on global supply chains and energy markets? And what lessons will China take from this in regard to its rivalry with the West?

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Russia – Ukraine: how much worse can it get?

Financial Services

Benjamin Wegg-Prosser
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Benjamin Wegg-Prosser and Rebecca Park are joined by Chris Weafer, a Moscow-based investment strategist and founding partner of Macro-Advisory, to talk through the sanctions’ impact on corporates and investors and the specific challenges they face in Russia and the wider region.

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The Ukraine invasion - a global perspective

General Policy

Alexander Smotrov
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On Wednesday morning, Russian troops entered Ukraine. As stressed by policymakers in London, Washington, and Brussels, everything is now on the table in terms of further sanctions against Russia. Whatever new measures might ensue-and depending on Russia’s counter-response-the immediate costs and possible risks for investors and corporates in the region have never been…

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Top in Tech: Diving into crypto and online fraud

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day. 

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Russia-Ukraine escalation - regional and business implications

General Politics

Alexander Smotrov
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In a bonus episode, as the standoff at the Russian-Ukraine border continues, Alexander Smotrov and Rebecca Park discuss the economic and geographic implications of the crisis with CFC Big Ideas Partner Vasyl Myroshnychenko and CEC Group Chairman Marek Matraszek.

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Third Way's Matt Bennett: could Trump return in 2024?

General Policy

Miranda Lutz
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Miranda Lutz is joined by Matt Bennett, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Third Way, a Washington, DC-based public policy think tank to discuss the progress of the Biden administration thus far and what is to come ahead of the November 2022 US midterm elections.

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Lithuania-China trade dispute: what it means for the EU

Trade & Manufacturing

Alessandro Gangarossa
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Anikó Zsebik, Yi-Fang Lee and Alessandro Gangarossa unpack a recent trade squabble between Lithuania and China over the former’s new Taiwan-friendly policies.

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Does the UK government ‘get’ science?

Health and Life Sciences

Mark Loughridge
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Mark Loughridge, Dr Rupert Lewis, Andrew Croydon and Miranda Lutz discuss the ‘science gap’ between government and scientists.

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Stuck in the middle: the MENA perspective on US-China relations

General Policy

Ahmed Helal
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This episode is part of our annual conference 'The Politics of'. This year's edition, 'The Politics of Decoupling', will present a global perspective on China’s industrial and political strategy for the next decade, and how it will affect its relationship with western-aligned countries.

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Top in Tech: regulating the gig economy, an unusual EU Council presidency

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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The geopolitics of development spending

General Policy

Jens Presthus
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Jon Garvie, Miranda Lutz, Stephen Adams and Jens Presthus take a deep-dive into the growing prominence of infrastructure spending, exploring how and why it is becoming a geopolitical fault-line between the West and China.

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GC's 2021 Reading List

General Policy

Alex Dawson
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At the end of each year, the Global Counsel team has a tradition of sharing among ourselves a selection of our favourite articles, books and podcasts. We also share the list with our network in what has become a staple of GC holiday communications. Some of this informs our day jobs, but most of it can also be filed against the (very) interesting times we live in.

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