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The Budapest betrayal

The Budapest betrayal Written by Ian Ng, researcherEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner25 February 2022 Good morning, Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, Lithuania and Moldova entered a state of emergency as Eastern Europe braced for an influx of refugees. The United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union responded with sanctions claimed …

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Ice-free geopolitics

Ice-free geopolitics Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate Edited by David Gaffney, senior partner23 February 2022 Good morning, As is often the case with Vladimir Putin, there’s more to the Ukraine crisis than meets the eye. Climate change, for example, can prove a useful tool for Russia in its conflict with the west over the Ukrainian …

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Grand scam

Grand scam Good morning, Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by Kevin Pringle, senior partner 22 February 2022  Can you be certain Charlie Clegg exists? Might this briefing’s claimed author be one of several synonyms for a single writer or one synonym for several writers? Please trust that I’m neither; though if I didn’t exist, I’d …

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Trevelyan goes travelling

Trevelyan goes travelling Written by Katie Armour, client managerEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner 21 February 2022  Good morning, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the secretary of state for international trade, will embark on a whistle stop tour of Indonesia, Japan and Singapore this week as the UK edges closer to becoming a member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for …

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Brussels bites back at Beijing

Brussels bites back at Beijing Written by Ian Ng, researcher Edited by Adam Shaw, associate partner18 February 2022 Good morning, When European commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the ‘Global Gateway’ – the EU’s strategy for greater global connectivity – last September, it was widely perceived as Europe’s answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative …

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Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water

Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water Written by Maria Julia Pieraccioni, senior associate Edited by Scott Reid, associate partner15 February 2022 Good morning, A common quip of the nuclear energy discourse, ‘nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water’ has often been misattributed to world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein. …

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A ban with no exemptions

A ban with no exemptions Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate Edited by Kevin Pringle, senior partner17 February 2022 Good morning, Conversion “therapy” currently happens in a myriad of countries in all regions of the world, with perpetrators ranging from private and public mental healthcare providers to faith-based organisations and traditional healers. These practices, which claim to …

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Host with the most

Host with the most Written by Charlie Clegg, senior associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 10 February 2022  Good morning, It was the picture that launched a thousand memes. On Monday, President Macron of France sat down with President Putin of Russia at opposite ends of a table that could otherwise have accommodated Gargantua’s dinner. As Russia …

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