GPPW Quarterly Newsletter 3

Latest News

The last quarter has – as ever – been a busy one for us here at GPPW HQ. While there always are wins and losses, we are most happy to report that our website has already surpassed last year’s total of views and visitors within the first six months of 2015!

Similarly, we could not be happier and more grateful for the many new authors that have joined us in our endeavour to provide diverse and high quality content on issues around the globe. Among those we want to give a special shout-out to our intrepid interns Tom Lee and Emir Tan who are not only doing great work in terms of articles, but also help us push GPPW further in new and exciting directions.

One of those directions is more diverse content in terms of format and medium and here we have finally made a step we had in our minds for quite a while now, namely the:  GPPW podcast!

We couldn’t be happier and more excited to announce the official launch of the GPPW Podcast with its inaugural episode on August 2nd 2015! You can listen to it below.

Upcoming episodes cover topics as diverse as modern slavery and the current status quo of political leadership and change. We cannot wait for you to listen to them!

GPPWatch Podcasts

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GPPWatch Podcast: Interview with Angus Roxburgh: In this first episode, GPPW’s Catherine Lefèvre and Alastair Cassell speak with author Angus Roxburgh (former BBC & Sunday Times Russian Correspondent and author of ‘The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia’) about the so called ‘new Cold War’ between Russia and the West and the general relationship of the EU and Putin’s Russia.

Recommended Reading

In this article, Christopher Bowerin takes a look at the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and tries to make sense of the inherent chances and challenges of this potentially largest free trade deal in the world.

Following public discussions about housing and public planning in the UK, Heather Emond delves into the phenomenon of shantytowns and makes the case that shantytowns are here to stay – and likely will make a reoccurrence in developed countries sooner rather than later.

In the aftermath of the most recent earthquake in Nepal, GPPW’s Moritz Borchardt caught up with GPPWs Nepalese contacts to report on the situation in Nepal through the eyes of those most directly affected.

As part three of his series on the three Joint Representatives of the UN and Arab League for Syria, regular GPPW contributor Felix Troeltzsch analyses the second representative, and seasoned mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi during his term of office and the successes and failures of his work.

This article by Rubel Mozlu investigates the suppression of the Rohingya Muslims, explains the roots of the problems of Rohingyan Muslims and analyses the Rohingya Identity problem. Given the recent events regarding Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism in the world, he makes the case that because of it, the suppression of Muslim communities like the Rohingya in Myanmar are more likely go unnoticed while the numbers fleeing the country are increasing every year.

In her article Marie Mulville analyses the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak. Claiming more than 10,000 lives globally, the impact of Ebola was immense. She argues the importance of education in disease prevention and immediate international reaction.

Co-Authors George Shengelia and Catherine Lefèvre track Chinese investments in Africa across several countries and take an analytical look into the inherent global and local implications of Sino-African economic relations.

Moritz Borchardt takes a look at the sense and sustainability of following a too broadly understood paradigm of (economic) growth and makes the case for a more reflected, moral approach to economic life.

Depending on where you are, we hope you are enjoying summer/winter to its fullest (maybe take a break to read an article or two!) and would like to sincerely thank you once more for your continuing support and readership!

Yours,
the GPPW team

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