A wide-ranging debate over economic policy would be unremarkable in more open countries. In Russia, it reflects a system in big trouble, writes Philip Hanson.
Humanitarian Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups
Non-state armed groups need to be engaged for the sake of the people who live in the territories they control. The papers in this collection frame four aspects of why such an approach is both necessary and exigent.
Saudi Arabia Faces Its Future in Vision 2030 Reform Plan
Low oil prices and a new generation of leadership could help push through the economic reforms needed in the post-oil age. A new social contract will have to follow, writes Jane Kinninmont.
US Election Note: Russia Policy After 2016
US policy towards Russia is liable to shift noticeably after the election. Whether that is a subtle realignment or a massive shift is less a question of Republican versus Democrat than of Trump versus everyone else, writes Jacob Parakilas.
UK International Defence Engagement Strategy: Lessons from Bassingbourn
That the Bassingbourn programme to train a new Libyan army produced unfavourable results does not mean the defence engagement concept is inherently flawed, writes James Chandler.
The deputy head of the UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia discussed the key elements that will be required, from both Syrians and the international community, to rebuild Syria once there is peace.
Post-Paris: Taking Forward the Global Climate Change Deal
Inevitably, the compromises of the Paris Agreement make it both a huge achievement and an imperfect solution to the problem of global climate change, write Rob Bailey and Shane Tomlinson.
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