PS21 Update: Week Ending September 4

Panel discussion: "When markets meet geopolitics'. London, September 2
Panel discussion: “When markets meet geopolitics’. London, September 2
On Wednesday, PS21 held a discussion hosted by the UK Cabinet Office, looking at the intersection of markets and geopolitics. Richard Mably chaired the discussion with Emad Mostaque, Tina Fordham, Mike Dolan and Holger Schmieding. After the event, PS21 global fellow Gwenn Laine interviewed Emad Mostaque about the current market crisis. You can watch the video here.
Upcoming events:

September 10: Lessons from Recent Humanitarian Disasters

From the earthquake in Nepal to the battle against Ebola, what lessons should the humanitarian sector take from recent distasters? In a joint event with the European Interagency Security Forum, PS21 pulls together a panel with experience from major relief agencies to smaller NGOs to look at lessons learned.
Moderator: Tom Beazley, PS21 Company Secretary

David Sanderson, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Dan Cooke, Operations Director, Serve On

Kate Gray, Senior Programme Manager, Options Consultancy

Barnaby Willitts-King, Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute

September 21: The Dark Web 

PS21 looks beyond the regular internet into the reaches of the ‘dark web’. What is in it, what are the risks, and is it ultimately a tool for good or evil?

Moderator: Metsa Rahimi, Regional head of intelligence, Deutsche Bank

John Bassett, former GCHQ official, now at Oxford University

Tim Hardy, technical writer, commentator and activist

Mike Gillespie, director of cyber research and strategy, The Security Institute

September 24: Transparency and Accountability in Afghanistan 

As the longest running and one of the most expensive wars in U.S. history winds down, just where did the money go? PS21 is delighted to present a discussion with the man looking into that very question, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko. After a successful PS21 event in DC this July, the Special Inspector General will be speaking in London at a PS21 event hosted by the UK Cabinet Office.

This week on the blog:

David Murrin looked at the geopolitical ramifications of the global commodity price drop. In a follow-up to her article on the two-front war facing the political risk analysis industry, Milena Rodban offered solutions on how to fight – and win – that war. We also published a roundup of our top 5 posts on technology and the future, with articles from Mike Gillespie, David Rubens, Tom Allen and Frank Spring, Stephen Ezell and Katarzyna Bitka.

Previous PS21 Reports:


28/08/2015      Making it in DC and beyond 

29/07/2015      Kidnap & Ransom

28/07/2015      Social Media and Politics

27/07/2015      Rebuilding Afghanistan – America’s Longest War

01/07/2015      The Future of Drones

29/06/2015      Countering Violent Extremism 

21/07/2015      South Asia Geopolitics from Afpak to Sri Lanka

17/06/2015      What Would a Hillary Clinton Foreign Policy Look like?

10/06/2015      Former UK Special Forces Chief on 21st Century Defence 

31/05/2015      The ISIS War: Where Are We?

17/03/2015      Death Toll in 2014’s Bloodiest Wars Sharply Up on Previous Year


Other Articles


August 2015

25/08/2015     Two world-changing deals: Greece and Iran – Jack Goldstone 

25/08/2015     Is it time for a revolution in healthcare? – David Murrin 

21/08/2015     On building a think tank – Peter Apps

20/08/2015     Why Congress Should Accept the Iran Deal –Asha Castleberry

19/08/2015     China’s Dream, Russia’s Ambitions – Jack Goldstone 

18/08/2015     China’s Middle East Policy Problem – David Hartwell 

12/08/2015     An industry fighting wars on two fronts – Milena Rodban

11/08/2015     PS21 Insight: Flaws in US-Turkey Plan to fight ISIS  

04/08/2015     “Women in the Infantry? Good God!” – Tom Bruxner

July 2015   

30/07/2015      Russia’s Middle East Image Problem – David Hartwell  

24/07/2015      Why rockstars need geopolitical risk consultants- Milena Rodban

23/07/2015      Where there’s no end in sight for the Yemen crisis – Amr Ismail

21/07/2015      Listen to an interview with a Syrian political prisoner – Rasha Elass

20/07/2015      What Washington is missing in the Iran deal – Negar Razavi

16/07/2015      PS21 Global Fellow wins US book prize

15/07/2015      A roadmap for the Middle East after Iran nuclear deal – Rasha Elass

14/07/2015      PS21 Insight: Iran deal implications go well beyond the nuclear

13/07/2015      PS21 Insight: Eurozone clinches deal, serious strains remain

09/07/2015      Civil wars of regionalisation – David Murrin

08/07/2015      PS21 Insight: What the SCOTUS Jerusalem passport decision means

06/07/2015      A false start for Nigeria’s president?Emmanuel Akinwotu

05/07/2015      PS21 Insight: With Greek vote, euro reaches crunch point


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