'Past summits have been unable to escape the taint of Europe’s past imperialism in Africa,' said Alex Vines. 'But both Africa and Europe have changed. With multiple suitors competing for access to Africa’s natural resources and markets, European countries can no longer assume advantage of access as a neocolonial legacy.'
'It is a matter of considerable pride for the Chinese government to show that it can stand up and protect its citizens overseas. They haven't been able to show that,' said Roderic Wye.
'Corruption is not a burning issue in Turkey unless there’s a dramatic slowdown in the economy, and Turkey is experiencing an economic stagnation and not an economic meltdown. It has not slowed down to such an extent as to fully impact the individual incomes of the average Turkish voter,' said Fadi Hakura.
North Sea gas production will fall to 19 billion cubic metres (bcm) by 2030 from 108 bcm in 2000, Minister of State for Energy Michael Fallon said at a Chatham House event. 'Without shale we are forecasting we will be importing 70 per cent of our gas by 2025, which equates to a 10 billion pound per year import bill,' he added.
'l do not think anyone's done more... to damage the BNP than UKIP, and I am quite proud of that,' said Nigel Farage, speaking at Chatham House.
Unlike most analysts, [Fadi] Hakura sees the election not as an overwhelming victory but as the beginning of Erdogan’s gradual decline, which corresponds with the economic downturn.
'Edward Snowden's revelations about widespread surveillance by the US government have really had an impact on the public consciousness in terms of their understanding of the fact that anything they do online can potentailly be monitored,' says Caroline Baylon. (0:35)