Policy failure over the Ebola response has prompted the WHO to seek to centralize its emergency operations. But whether this strategy will work in the context of the organization’s devolved governance structure is unclear, writes Charles Clift.
Chatham House Report
How to Fix the Euro
As the European Central Bank begins its first programme of quantitative easing, read the Chatham House report on strengthening the single currency and economic governance in Europe, ranked the #2 report of 2014 by the Global Go To Think Tank Index.
US and India: The Best is (Still) Yet to Come
The US-India relationship is full of potential, but until there is a sustained commitment from the countries’ leaders, it will remain largely unrealized, writes Xenia Wickett.
Illegal Logging and Related Trade: Malaysia and Cameroon
Corruption, lack of political will and a lack of transparency pose problems for tackling illegal logging in both Cameroon and Malaysia, according to two new country reports.
Mapping Global Health Architecture to Inform the Future
As the world faces new globalized health threats and transitions to the Sustainable Development Goals, a new paper examines how well matched the global health system is for what it will encounter.
The ECB’s QED: Will Quantitative Easing Work for Europe?
Paola Subacchi explores whether the European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion quantitative easing will be enough to get the eurozone economy back on track.
Iran’s Response to Islamic State
From the new issue of International Affairs, Dina Esfandiary and Ariane Tabatabai assess Tehran’s strategy in dealing with the threat of Islamic State, what it means for Iran’s involvement in Syria and the potential for tactical cooperation with the US.
Obama’s National Security Strategy
Adam Quinn examines the historical importance of the National Security Strategy to US policy and looks ahead to key areas of focus for the Obama administration's upcoming report.
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'In terms of Russian-British relations it's very difficult to see a happy outcome [from the Litvinenko inquiry]…on the political side.'
Dr Andrew Monaghan, Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme