Past event


A New Era of Stability or Instability: Changes in the Global Political and Economic Order

11 Jun 2010 - 00:00 to 12 Jun 2010 - 00:00

Istanbul, Turkey

Event documents

Chatham House International Roundtable Summary - Istanbul 2010
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In the context of the possible decline of the relative power of the US and Europe and the relative rise of new players, China, India and Brazil, the discussion focused on the role of mid-sized countries, such as Turkey and the UK.

  • Is there scope for countries like Turkey and the UK to be influential in a less hierarchical world? 
  • Can mid-sized countries exercise leadership or build coalitions when facing international challenges, such as negotiations with Iran over nuclear weapons?
  • What scope is there for countries like Turkey to play to their economic strengths in these uncertain economic times? 
  • What are the risks of protectionism either towards trade or foreign direct investment? 

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