Confronted by immediate and serious security challenges, both in East Asia and further afield, the Abe administration is promoting a more ambitious and assertive defence policy, says this new paper. Read.
At an event experts considered the implications of Hassan Rouhani's victory. And Claire Spencer argues that if Iran can break out of its economic cul-de-sac, it may emerge strengthened from the election.
With the US unwilling to depart from its policy of strategic patience, and North Korea resistant to Chinese instructions, hope for progress rests with South Korea, says John Swenson-Wright. Read.
This event will examine the limits of and justifications for government intervention in the market, and the economic costs and benefits of stringent competition enforcement. Details.
Harold Hongju Koh, former Legal Adviser to the US Department of State, considers international law and US foreign policy, including the use of drones and Guantanamo Bay. Listen.
James Sherr draws on his in-depth study of Russia over many years to explain and analyse the factors that have brought Russian influence back into play. Details.
Contradictory international objectives have thwarted diplomatic efforts to date, writes Claire Spencer, and Michael Williams argues that Iran must be part of the Geneva talks. More.
Peter Carter, British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria (in Lagos)
Richard Fuller MP, Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria
The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Roger Gifford
Chair: Henry Bellingham MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Africa and Prosperity (2010-12)
HE Timothy Smart, British Ambassador to Madagascar
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
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