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Public Seminar: Trade Wars, WTO Trade Talks & the future of multilateralism: Implications for the Developing South and Africa

A high level panel of speakers from China, Brazil, India and Russia will discuss the implications of the Trade Wars (US-China-EU), the current WTO E-Commerce plurilateral talks, and the forthcoming milestone summit on WTO structural reforms. Panelists will also discuss how these global issues affect African development and industrialisation in the context of the Africa Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)...

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A Timely Economic Demography Lesson from China for the G20

The 2019 Japanese Presidency of the G20 has added demographics, population ageing in particular, to the list of global risks for discussion. The G20 timing could not be more pertinent: 2018 marked the first time in history that persons aged over 64 out-number children under-five; some 85% of global GDP now generated in countries that are home to newly rapidly ageing populations.

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Reviewing South Africa’s 2018 BRICS Presidency: Taking lessons forward

In 2018, South Africa hosted the BRICS chairship and 10th summit under the theme of “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”. A number of actors continue to be proactive in the BRICS fora and thus engage through the following tracks of diplomacy... Download the report...

Brazil’s 2019 Chairship of the BRICS: Priorities & Expectations

This BRICS dialogue was jointly put together by the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT) which we are always happy to have as a partner in these types of dialogues. There is immense interest in BRICS and the future of BRICS within South Africa and on a global scale. Download report...

A United Nations Security Council Plus: A Role for the NAM

The current landscape of international turmoil in the Middle East and South Asia, as well as in the southern Caribbean or Andean region of South America raises a number of questions about the woeful inadequacy of the global security architecture starting with a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) hobbled by the conflicted US-China-Russia triangle. Read more...

AMERICAN LIMITS TO RETHINKING FOREIGN POLICY

What an understatement! As the former foreign policy Mandarin during the Barack Obama administration explained, the Donald J. Trump era has reopened a number of issues that impact US grand strategy and more broadly, a western-dominated global order. From an American partisan perspective amid unprecedented polarization between Republican and Democratic Parties, the Grand Old Party foreign policy ‘thinking’ has deteriorated... Read more...

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The Institute for Global Dialogue is an independent foreign policy think tank based in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa. It advances a balanced, relevant and policy-oriented analysis, debate and documentation of South Africa and Africa’s global politics and diplomacy. It strives to promote a broader understanding of the role of foreign policy and diplomacy in the pursuit of national and international development goals.

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US Diplomacy Dialogue
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South African Foreign Policy Review Volume 1
Book Launch 15 Feb
South South Cooperation Roundtable
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Graduate Discussion Forum
Post-Apartheid South Africa 2011
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