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Anything to do with…………. Geopolitics (Superpowers)

Is the American Century over? – Professor Joseph S Nye 

For more than a century, the United States has been the world’s most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean that we are living in a post-American world?

PODCAST from the London School of Economics


The Global Power Shift – Paddy Ashdown

Member of the House of Lords and Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before

VIDEO from TED talks


Anything to do with………………. Global Development

 BBC More or Less: Millenium Development Goals

Fifteen years ago at the Millennium Summit the United Nations set eight goals for addressing extreme poverty. They became known as the Millennium Development Goals. A deadline of 2015 was set to achieve what the UN said were ‘quantified targets’ – so how did we do?

PODCAST from the BBC website


Anything to do with……… globalisation

Analysis: Free Movement: Britain’s Burning EU debate

Freedom of movement will be a key battleground in Britain’s crucial EU debate. It gives EU citizens the right to live and work anywhere in the union and is praised by supporters as boosting prosperity. Butcritics say it has created unsustainable waves of mass migration and must be restricted. So where does this policy actually come from, and what does it mean in practice?

PODCAST from the BBC

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