Chokepoints and Vulnerabilities in Global Food Trade
Policymakers must take action immediately to mitigate the risk of severe disruption at certain ports, maritime straits, and inland transport routes, which could have devastating knock-on effects for global food security, according to a major new report.
The Future of Europe: Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes
Based on a major survey across 10 EU countries, a new report shows a lack of consensus among the elite over the future of EU integration - and a pronounced divide within the public on issues of identity.
Can Liberal Foreign Policy Survive a Politics of Fear?
Nick Clegg delivers the Lord Garden Memorial Lecture, arguing for a set of reforms to safeguard the open international order against the forces of identity politics, nationalization and ‘strong man’ politics.
Britain's Key Task Is to Achieve a Soft Transition to a Hard Brexit
A sensible Brexit that minimizes damage to the economy requires a soft transition – with the UK remaining temporarily in the single market and customs union – through to the inevitable hard outcome, writes Robin Niblett.
Is the GCC Worth Belonging To?
The longer the current crisis in the Gulf continues, the more Qatar and others may begin to question the utility of an organization that appears hopelessly split and powerless to restrain its members, writes Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.
Hailed as a major disruptor to today’s livestock industry, companies producing innovative meat analogues are blurring the line between disruption and business-as-usual, writes Laura Wellesley.
Russia’s Economic Security Strategy Has Become an Internal Critique
What was conceived as a response to the West highlights the country’s weaknesses and strategic tensions over how to approach the global economy, writes Nigel Gould-Davies.
Pivotal Days: US–Asia-Pacific Alliances in the Early Stages of the Trump Administration
Bates Gill examines the status of the Obama administration’s ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ towards Asia under President Trump, as well as the roles of America’s closest friends in the Asia-Pacific – Japan, South Korea and Australia - and China's regional agenda.