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Beware changing times on the Russian front

Roddy Gow, OBE, writes, “The role of Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin has gone through significant changes over the past six months. From the pariah who annexed Crimea to obstructionist in the Middle East…“ Read the full article (PDF) ›   

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The Wojtek Memorial Story

There is a new addition to Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Unveiled on 7th November 2015 a memorial to Polish soldiers and Wojtek “the Polish Soldier Bear” now takes its place on the upper terrace in the west of the gardens just opposite Castle Street. It has quickly become a photo shoot location and meeting…

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Colin Mayer

Professor Colin Mayer“So the underlying question is: is it possible for China to get the best of both worlds [Western and Asian] in terms of reform going forward? And for the most part, I am going to answer: ‘Yes, I think it is’” – Professor Colin MayerColin Mayer, world-renowned expert in corporate governance, delivered a…

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Doing business in India

The Scottish Enterprise hosted “Doing business in India” seminar took place at the Jute Museum, Verdant Works in Dundee on Friday the 13th November 2015. You can view a short version of the presentation, “India – A World of Opportunities”, given by Uzair Syed.   

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Peter Budd joins our International Advisory Council

Asia Scotland Institute is pleased to welcome Peter Budd as a member of our International Advisory Council. Peter Budd is Leader of Arup’s aviation business globally, a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd and Chairman of Arup Scotland. Peter has extensive experience of working in the Asia Pacific region having been involved in infrastructure…

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City of Edinburgh celebrated Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated in Edinburgh on Saturday 21st November from 1pm at the Ross Theatre, Princess Street Gardens. More information can be found on the facebook page.   

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Knowledge is power and Scotland has a chance to grab it

“We have been reflecting on how much we do or do not know of events in the 21st century, the means by which we receive information, sometimes to saturation point, and the distribution of that knowledge around the world…” Read the full article (PDF) ›   

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Cyber-security the Asia-Scotland institute hosts senior- Vetnamese delegation in Edinburgh

On September 24th and 25th 2015 the Asia Scotland Institute hosted a senior delegation from Vietnam’s embassy. The leader of the delegation is H.E. Mr Dao Trong Thi, chairman of the Party’s Central Steering Committee on Information Technology and a senior party official. This delegation is from the Vietnamese Central Committee on Information Technology, tasked…