Future Directions International

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The Wuhan coronavirus and its impact on China’s foreign relations – part two

In this second paper examining the implications for China following the global COVID-19 outbreak, the author suggests that at a time when the Chinese economy is faltering, the rejection of globalisation would spell doom for China’s economy and its plans to become a world leader.
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The Wuhan coronavirus and its impact on China’s foreign relations – part one

The coronavirus outbreak first presented early in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei Province. This paper argues that it appears as if the Chinese Communist Party will go to any lengths to deflect the blame for the deaths of people in...
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The state of Indonesian food security and nutrition

Despite impressive economic growth and poverty reduction, Indonesia’s food security still faces significant difficulties. To overcome these difficulties, policies that support rural development, improve agricultural incomes, lower food prices, increase nutritional diversity and encourage healthier eating patterns will be required.
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Trump and Trumpism: the creation of a legacy?

This paper outlines why many ordinary US citizens may vote for President Trump in the forthcoming November presidential election and act as a basis for a future examination of his possible foreign policies in his second term.
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Global water supply and demand trends point towards rising water insecurity

This report argues that water conservation is the best option to reduce rising water stress, but is not viable in many instances. Other options, such as desalination, managed aquifer recharge and water recycling could reduce pressure on water sources, but are unlikely to prevent an...