A new paper offers ten recommendations for Western states (primarily the US, UK and France) on how to refocus their response to the Syria crisis. Read the paper.
The execution of Chang Song-thaek may quell dissent, but exposing disunity in the leadership could raise doubts about the stability of the regime, writes John Swenson-Wright for BBC News.
Mark Bowden, UN Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, talks about the economy and the social and humanitarian consequences of the transition. Video and audio.
Current trends point to a downsizing of the EU's weight in the international system by 2030, but it could still act as a 'super-partner' for other countries and regions. Read the report.
Escalating tensions between governments and extractives companies put both resource-rich countries and international investors at risk. Read the new report.
Andrew Monaghan, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Professor Julian Cooper, Professor of Russian Economic Studies, CREES, University of Birmingham; Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Professor Stephen Fortescue, Associate Professor of Russian Politics, University of New South Wales
Keir Giles, Director, Conflict Studies Research Centre; Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Vasily Kashin, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Moscow
Hon. Labaran Maku, Minister of Information, Nigeria
David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, United States Department of the Treasury
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House