Tag Archives: international organizations

Gaps in the Protection of Civilian Victims of Armed Violence

Memo #281 By Ramesh Thakur – ramesh.thakur [at] anu.edu.au As demonstrated by recent events in Sudan, Sri Lanka, Libya, and Syria—and earlier in Rwanda, the Balkans and East Timor during the 1990s—the numbers of civilians killed in contemporary armed conflicts … Continue reading

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NGO Funding and Overhead Costs: Fallacies and Misconceptions

Pacific Prospective features the research of graduate students. Memo #262 By  Xue-Rong Jia – xue-rong.jia [at] alumni.ubc.ca Almost every international non-governmental organizations (INGO) releases an annual report summarizing its activities and achievements for the year, including a breakdown of its revenues … Continue reading

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NYU Shanghai and the Future of International Higher Education in China

Memo #261 By Joel Heng Hartse – joelhartse [at] gmail.com New York University Shanghai recently completed its first semester of operations. Though NYU Shanghai was recently touted by National Public Radio as the first Sino-U.S. joint university, there are in fact hundreds of … Continue reading

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Fragmentation vs. Integration in Asia in 2014: A Year for the History Books

Memo #259 By Yves Tiberghien – yves.tiberghien [at] ubc.ca Dr. Tiberghien at the G-20 in St. Petersburg, Russia (September 2013). In the wake of major leadership change around East Asia, what will be the major trends in the Asia/Pacific region … Continue reading

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Post-Typhoon Haiyan: Challenges and Opportunities for the Philippines (part 2 of 2)

Memo #252 (See Part 1 of this Memo) By Leonora C. Angeles – nora.angeles [at] ubc.ca In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, even as climate justice advocates raise concerns in regional and international arenas, post-disaster reconstruction and long-term recovery challenges confront Philippine local … Continue reading

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Why China isn’t Buying Eurozone Bailout Bonds (Yet)

Memo #128 – China has still not committed to invest in the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the stopgap fund created to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis. Officials have actually stated that China will not use its $3.2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves to rescue other countries. Why is this so? Continue reading

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为何中国仍未打算购买欧元区救助债券

Memo #128 – 中国仍未就投资于欧洲金融稳定基金(EFSF)做出任何承诺。创立这一基金是为了应急解决欧洲主权债务危机问题。官方发言人已表示,中国不会使用3.2万亿美元的外汇储备拯救其他国家,为什么要这样做呢? Continue reading

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A New Japanese Voice at the G20

Memo #118 – The G20 Summit in Cannes just finished after a breathtaking Kalamatianós around global institutional reform and commitments. In this process, what was Japan’s role? Continue reading

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The G20 Impact on Leaders’ Approval Ratings

Memo #117 – Amid the attention inevitably placed on the Euro-zone crisis at the G20 summit in Cannes, France, there is one aspect of summitry that is often overlooked but is a background motivation for all summiteers, particularly the host. Namely, attempting to use a successful summit to potentially boost approval ratings, often with an upcoming election in mind, by displaying statesmanlike qualities on a global stage. Continue reading

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At G20: China a Balancer Between US and EU

Memo #116 – The G20 Summit in Cannes, from November 3 to 4, 2011, is possibly the last chance to prevent the beginning of a serious global financial meltdown. It’s a critical moment of confrontation between different blueprints on the future of global economic governance. Continue reading

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