• People in metro, Tokyo. Photo: Rolf Georg Brenner / Contributor / Getty Images.Research paper

    Opportunities and Challenges for Journalism in the Digital Age: Asian and European Perspectives

    While the digital age poses a variety of serious challenges to the forms and finances of journalistic reporting, there is much potential for enhanced collaboration between Asian and European media organizations, writes Gareth Price.

    Dr Gareth Price
  • Hoping to make a little money from Sudan's ocean of black gold, a woman sells tea to roughnecks at an oil rig near Bentiu, Sudan. Photo by Getty Images.Research paper

    The Resource Curse Revisited

    A new paper finds that while natural resources may provide low-income countries with a significant development opportunity, the prevailing extractives-led growth agenda is in urgent need of re-evaluation.

    Professor Paul StevensGlada Lahn

    Jaakko Kooroshy, Former Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House (2011–14)

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    Report sets rules for UN blue helmet missions

    The United Nation’s peacekeeping operations are in deep trouble after 15 years in which the number of its blue helmets deployed has risen from 20,000 to 120,000.


    Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President & CEO of International Crisis Group, was chief of UN peacekeeping 2000-8 and is the author of ‘The Fog of Peace, a Memoir of International Peacekeeping in the 21st Century’ (Brookings Press)

  • Photo: DigitalGlobe/ScapeWare3d/Contributor/Getty Images.Research paper

    Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific: China and the Emerging Order in the East and South China Seas

    While Asian regionalism has traditionally been weak in incorporating non-state interests, a breakthrough in maritime governance will depend on securing the representation of, and contributions from, non-state actors.

    Dr Kun-Chin Lin

    Dr Andrés Villar Gertner, Research Associate, Centre for Rising Powers; Teaching Associate, Centre of Latin Studies, University of Cambridge

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    Spanish politics has been infected by the Syriza virus

    After the Greek radicals' climbdown on austerity, Spain's Podemos is rethinking its previous embrace


    José Ignacio Torreblanca is a Senior Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

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    Diplomacy: Esprit de corps unharmed by job losses

    There are big changes underway in the attitude of French diplomats. But one thing doesn't change: moral depends on the relations between the foreign minister and the president.


    Christian Lequesne is a professor of political science at Sciences Po Paris. He is the author, with Simon Bulmer, of ‘The Member States of the European Union’ (Oxford University Press, 2014) and is working on a book on contemporary French diplomats

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    Can China continue to dictate the news agenda online?

    The freedom of communication introduced by the internet was supposed to sound the death knell for state censorship. But authoritarian regimes still manage to control the message and how liberal digital media remains compromised. In the first of four articles, we look at how China continues to keep journalists on a short lead.


    Vincent Ni is a journalist working for the BBC World Service in London

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    Our 70th anniversary: How we saw the future of flying in 1945

    The ocean barriers are down, the mountain ramparts are removed from the paths of transport. Flying has advanced from adventure to an ordinary fact of everyday life. War has telescoped time in the development of aviation. Peace must now use the advantages which are offered for the benefit of mankind. 

    714Alan Philps
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    Chaos in the Arab world suits Russia’s domestic propaganda

    Moscow is using the unrest in the Middle East to reinforce its media messages about the threat from the West at home

    714Nikolay Kozhanov
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    Review: Two books on the value of spies

    The New Spymasters – Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror
    Stephen Grey
    Viking, £20

    Why Spy? The Art of Intelligence
    Brian Stewart & Samantha Newbery 
    Hurst, £25


    Robert Fox is Defence Editor of The Evening Standard