Election Puts Sharper Focus on UK's European Puzzle
A richer discussion on the EU, its virtues and its vices, is a good thing, as long as it can move beyond disputed statistics and caricatures, writes Thomas Raines.
Myanmar’s Troubled Path to Reform
While this year's elections in Myanmar are likely to be the freest in decades, more work is needed to consolidate democracy, improve governance and promote stability, writes Michael Williams.
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Russia Beyond Putin
In his first speech in the UK following his release from prison, Mikhail Khodorkovsky outlined his vision for the future of Russian politics and society and the country's relationship with the West.
Stagnation, Sanctions and Economic Reform in Russia
While Russia may have ‘won’ Crimea, and may even succeed in ensuring that Ukraine is not ‘won’ by the West, the price of victory may be a deterioration in long-term prospects for socio-economic development, writes Richard Connolly.
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Future Trends in the Gulf
The reshaping of relations between citizens and state in the Gulf will be fundamental to the future security of countries in the region and how they relate to Western partners, writes Jane Kinninmont in a major new Chatham House report.
General Muhammadu Buhari on Democracy in Africa and Nigeria's Transition
The Nigerian opposition presidential candidate and former military ruler offered his views on the importance of democracy for Africa’s future and why delivering dividends of elected government matters both to Nigeria and internationally.
Yemen and the Saudi-Iranian 'Cold War'
The conflict in Yemen is primarily driven by local issues, but the competition between Iran and Saudi Arabia for regional power continues to exacerbate the situation and influence the calculations of both sides, writes Peter Salisbury.
Internationalism or Isolationism? The Chatham House–YouGov Survey
The latest Chatham House–YouGov survey suggests that while there is little consensus among the British public on major foreign policy issues, there is support for the UK to pursue an ambitious international agenda.
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'Governments have missed many opportunities to cooperate over water that might have allowed a more effective response to the drought in Syria.'
Glada Lahn, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources