RANEPA – MGPP ‘2030 Greater Europe’ Live Challenge

22 May


As part of the Public Service Leadership and Strategic Management modules on RANEPA’s Master for Global Public Policy, the ‘2030 Greater Europe’ challenge was brought by a TaskForce Group.

RANEPA’s Master for Global Public Policy

22 May


Cat was invited as a Visiting Professor with Paul Davies to teach on an excellent course at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

IMEMO – Thinktank on International Relations and Strategy

19 May


Whilst in Moscow, I visited the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO) Thinktank on International Relations and Strategy.

This week’s hot links include: the Sustainable Development Goals, Russia political strategy, Syria and the Yemen.

10 Feb


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke this week at the 54th session of the Commission for Social Development in New York, the first functional commissions of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to meet this year described how 2016 must be the “year of traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not […]

Income inequality, German diplomacy, a test for US-China relations and nightmares in Gaza | This Week’s Top Hot Links #133

7 Aug

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at how income inequality is dampening US economic growth with an analysis at a recent S&P report . We then keep looking at growing importance of German diplomacy in western relations with Russia. The confrontation in Ukraine may represent a test for German […]

On the consequences of the MH17 crash, China’s domestic insurgency and Big Data | This Week’s Top Hot Links #131

25 Jul

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at two different perspectives on the consequences of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. First, how will the accident affect Dutch-Russian relations? Secondly, is the West being forced to finally change the way it approaches Russia? The Top Hot Links also analyse […]

Exploring Ranepa’s Summer Campus 2014

7 Jul


Last year Cat travelled to Russia to carry out a one-day training at Ranepa’s Summer Campus, which took place in Khazan, Tatarstan between the 18-28 July. The event hosted 350 top undergraduate and graduate students from across Russia and provided lectures and workshops from top figures in government, business and society. Aimed at developing a […]

Peace Attempts in the Middle East and Assessing the Theory of War |This Week’s Top Hot Links #126

17 Apr

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the work Obama has ahead of him if he intends to forge a new relationship for the US with the East in his upcoming trip to Asia. The links also look at the theory of war, by calculating the moves and outcomes […]