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Orville Schell On A Rising China

By Rui Zhao John Mearsheimer foretold that China’s rise will usher in a new era of great-power politics that has the potential to challenge the current global status quo. This not only poses pertinent questions on geo-political stability and security, but also on how governments, NGOs, businesses and the rest of the international community should…

Key to deradicalisation is combating ignorance

Friends of the Scotsman   The role of religion in radicalisation is over-estimated, says Roddy Gow The news has been full of commentary on key Muslim figures and both serious discussion and heated rhetoric on the subject of Islamic radicalisation. To address this and increase our understanding, the Asia Scotland Institute invited DrTawfik Hamid, author…

A ger on top of a skyscraper: How Mongolians enter the 21st century

By Giorgiy Goglidze «In days of peace, should we ignore your counsel, then exile us from our men and servants, from our wives and children, and cast us out into the wilderness.’»  The Secret History of Mongols Mongolia is located in Central Asia and borders Russia and China. Throughout centuries Mongolians have gained an image of…

Vietnam: Emerging Market with Growing Opportunities for Foreign Investment

Article by Ross Macleod The first thing you notice in Vietnam is the traffic. Graham Greene wrote about Vietnam that you learn a lot in a few minutes, the rest has got to be lived. Well, in the first few minutes you learn quickly how to navigate the hundreds of scooters flying past in all…

Dr. Tawfik Hamid visits Scotland

Dr. Tawfik Hamid gave an inspiring speech at the Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh) on Wednesday the 25th of May and in the Western Club (Glasgow) on the 26th of May. It was the first time in Scotland for Dr. Hamid. He was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the audience and their knowledge of the subject.…

Why International with RBS

Date:08/06/2016 (09:00 – 10:30) Status:ACTIVE | 5 or more places remaining Non Member Rate: £10.00 +VAT | Member Rate: £10.00 +VAT | Location: RBS Group 2nd Floor, The Gemini Building 24/25 St Andrew Square EDINBURGH Midlothian EH2 1AF Map: Click here Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to…

Mahindra World Cities – Chennai and Jaipur in India

By Aline Dobbie In 2014 when I met and briefly chatted with Dominic Barton the Global CEO of McKinsey and Company at his Asia Scotland Institute talk we spoke of India and that I had written Quicklook at India to help foreign business people understand and respect this great ancient land which is fast forwarding…

Water Sector Opportunities in Asia

Roddy Gow – Inverness May 11th 2016 Roddy Gow, Chairman and Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute was invited to do a talk on the ‘Water Sector in Asia’ at a conference in Inverness. Roddy and his wife April, who live in Scotland and  the United States, have had a growing interest in the environment…