Di­plo­ma­tique.Ex­pert pub­lishes first An­nual Global Sta­bil­ity In­dex Re­port

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - CINEMA -

From Italy’s pop­ulist streak to the Qatar cri­sis, from the im­mi­nent start of the Brexit count­down to redefin­ing the World Or­der, un­der­stand­ing the cur­rent dy­nam­ics across the Mediter­ranean and where Europe is go­ing, ad­vi­sory firm Di­plo­ma­tique.Ex­pert’s edi­tion of the An­nual Global Sta­bil­ity In­dex has all the ma­jor geopo­lit­i­cal is­sues cov­ered.

Pub­lished by me­dia plat­form Cor­po­rate Dis­patch for Di­plo­ma­tique.Ex­pert, the An­nual Global Sta­bil­ity In­dex is the very first in a se­ries of publi­ca­tions that carry the name ‘Di­plo­ma­tique.Ex­pert’, which in­tends to be a thought-pro­vok­ing jour­nal aimed at delv­ing into a num­ber of ar­eas. The first edi­tion is based on in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, eco­nom­ics and geopo­lit­i­cal af­fairs.

“Our mis­sion at Cor­po­rate ID Group is in­spired by the be­lief that facts form the ba­sis of co­op­er­a­tion and trust. For co­op­er­a­tion and trust to thrive, one needs to have the right facts at hand and our aim is to pro­vide facts, pre­sented by ex­pert, rep­utable and un­bi­ased sources,” says Cor­po­rate Des­patch Manag­ing Direc­tor Jes­mond Sal­iba, who co-edited the Re­port to­gether with Matthew Bugeja from Bugeja Geopo­lit­i­cal Con­sult­ing.

Di­plo­ma­tique.Ex­pert has teamed up with Bugeja Geopo­lit­i­cal Con­sult­ing for its first pub­li­ca­tion.

The Geopo­lit­i­cal Sta­bil­ity In­dex aims at pro­vid­ing the nec­es­sary in­sight and at estab­lish­ing it­self as a ‘bear­ing’ so one can cal­i­brate the think­ing process re­quired to take com­mer­cial de­ci­sions that de­pend on geopo­lit­i­cal risk as­sess­ments.

Matthew Bugeja headed up the re­search el­e­ment of the Global Sta­bil­ity In­dex project. “Fol­low­ing the news over the past few months, one would be for­given for think­ing that the ver­i­ta­ble sky is fall­ing down”, he said. “The world is en­ter­ing a pe­riod of in­creased un­cer­tainty, as the United States ap­pears to be with­draw­ing from its tra­di­tional role as the leader of the global or­der, the UK and the EU ne­go­ti­ate Brexit, China con­tin­ues to ex­pand its ‘One Belt, One Road’ ini­tia­tive and trade ten­sions ham­per re­la­tions be­tween the United States and a num­ber of its big­gest trad­ing part­ners.

“How­ever, global sta­bil­ity dy­nam­ics have not reg­is­tered a marked de­cline over the past five quar­ters. If any­thing, they have marginally im­proved quar­ter-on­quar­ter for sev­eral quar­ters in a row”, said Bugeja.

The jour­nal also car­ries a num­ber of in­sight ar­ti­cles, namely on ma­jor geopo­lit­i­cal is­sues by Matthew Bugeja, Jes­mond Sal­iba, Sarah Spi­teri, Karl Bal­dacchino and Dr Yle­nia Mi­callef Gri­maud – who heads the EU Af­fairs Unit of Di­plo­ma­tique.Ex­pert which is part of Cor­po­rate ID Group.

The Global Sta­bil­ity In­dex Re­port cov­ers a to­tal of 115 coun­tries and puts Nor­way, Lux­em­bourg, Switzer­land, Den­mark and Aus­tralia in the top five most po­lit­i­cally and eco­nom­i­cally sta­ble coun­tries. These are fol­lowed by Swe­den, Canada, Sin­ga­pore, Fin­land and the Nether­lands. Ger­many, the United States, New Zealand, Aus­tria and the United King­dom are in the next tier.

The In­dex con­tains per­for­mance re­views in terms of pop­u­la­tion and GDP, as well as a Coun­try Im­prove­ment/ De­te­ri­o­ra­tion In­dex and a Sta­bil­ity/In­sta­bil­ity In­dex.

“What we have wit­nessed in re­cent months is prob­a­bly an un­prece­dented wave of dis­rup­tion. In tech­nol­ogy, dis­rup­tion is good but in pol­i­tics and the in­terna- tional scene, it means that pre­dic­tions are hard to make. To make de­ci­sions, one needs to be in­formed and this is the mis­sion that drives Cor­po­rate ID Group and its struc­tures. We are proud to have teamed up with Bugeja Geopo­lit­i­cal Con­sult­ing to bring you this first pub­li­ca­tion, set at pro­vid­ing the nec­es­sary in­sight for those who make com­mer­cial de­ci­sions based on geopo­lit­i­cal risk as­sess­ments,” added Mr Sal­iba.

The abridged ver­sion of the re­port sells at €45 while the Full Global Sta­bil­ity In­dex re­port costs €300. The price for stu­dents and aca­demics is €40 and €250 re­spec­tively. En­quiries re­gard­ing the re­port can be ad­dressed to in­sights@di­plo­ma­tique.ex­pert

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