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Final Fixing the Roof While the Sun is Shining Ten Lessons from Country Experiences with Fiscal Policy Rules

Country experiences was reviewed in this paper together with the implementation of fiscal policy rules with the objective of deriving policy relevant lessons for developing countries. To that end, it commenced by discussing what fiscal rules are, ...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? China and Africa: Engaging the World's Next Superpower

The Cape Town seminar brought together 35 scholars and policymakers – largely from Africa, but also from Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States (US) – to examine a multiplicity of important issues in the growing relationship between Africa and...

Japan and South Africa Deepening Economic Relations

"This report will focus primarily on economic relations between Japan and South Africa since the establishment of full diplomatic links between the two countries in 1992. These relations need to be viewed within the context of relations during the...

G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly...

Rights of Children in Conflict An Evaluation of Japanese Official Development Assistance in Acholiland, Northern Uganda

"As part of Japan’s efforts to strengthen dialogue with African countries in preparation for the Fourth Tokyo Inter-national Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), the Japanese embassy in Addis Ababa mandated the office of the Institute for...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 6, no. 4, 1974

This newsletter contains five articles by various authors.D.P. de Villiers’s article discusses the future of Southern Africa. States in Black Africa are willing to deal with the Republic on certain conditions, and the Western Powers favour détente...

SAIIA Newsletter No. 3, 1971

This newsletter contains three articles, seven brief reports, news from the branches, and book reviews. Martin Spring’s article discusses Japan’s rise to economic and technological power, and relates Japan to other nations of the world, including ...

The importance of Japan/South Africa relations

As South Africa proceeds towards a negotiated political settlement, a better relationship between South Africa and Japan has become of prime importance. Relations between the countries have already been considerably strengthened. The policy of the...

Poverty and Inequality: Facts, trends and Hard Choices

"The discussion was marked by the tension between the need to focus on inequality per se as opposed to focusing on mass poverty and unemployment as the best way of improving the quality of people’s lives. Some participants argued that addressing ...

My kingdom for an Ore: Japanese relations with South Africa

"Japan-South Africa relations have always been dominated by Japan's need for raw materials to supply its huge manufacturing machine, regardless of changing political circumstances in South Africa. The result has been a typical North-South relation...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 3, 1982

"Foreign Powers and Africa" was the theme of the Institute's second International Outlook Conference, held on 6 and 7 September, 1982, in Pretoria. Dr Henry Kissinger's address on "American Global Concerns and Africa" is reproduced in this issue o...

The Energy Crisis: A Revolution in International Relations?

This articles looks at the energy crisis which was sparked off by the Arab/Israeli War in October 1973. It shows the effect of the crisis on super power relationships (at the time Western Europe, United States and Japan) which was regarded as the ...

The Politics of International Seclusion: A Study of Self-Isolated States

"Over the centuries, a diversity of nations have resorted to policies of international seclusion. From great imperial powers to obscure mountain kingdoms they have tried to seal themselves off from the outside world. They have resorted to various ...

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