Donbas Peacekeepers Proposal a Classic Putin Gambit
Is Moscow laying ‘the perfect trap’ for Ukraine?
Maritime Cyber Security: No Substitute for Testing
When no defence is completely effective against cyberattacks, it is vital to test responses to the inevitable incursions.
Abbas Has Reasons to Be Wary of Gaza Offer
This is far from the first attempt at Palestinian reconciliation – and Hamas will want something in return for concessions.
End of Saudi Women Driving Ban Reflects Deep Changes in Society
The role of Saudi women is already much more diverse and heterogeneous than is commonly assumed, as a new generation grows up with different economic expectations.
Dr Champa Patel
Root Causes of Rohingya Crisis Must Not be Ignored
The focus on Aung San Suu Kyi masks the complete lack of an adequate response to the crisis in Myanmar, whether at the global or regional level.
Dr Lina Khatib
Cutting Off Civil Society Aid Will Strengthen – Not Weaken – the Armed Coalition in Idlib
Some countries are considering cutting off all support to civil society groups in Idlib to put pressure on Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). But this will only play into HTS hands.
Five Things to Know About the Zapad-2017 Military Exercise
As Russian forces leave Belarus, what are the main lessons to draw from the Zapad-2017 drills?
Tighter Controls on Explosive Materials is Vital Factor in Response to Terrorism
Although recent terror attacks have been grave they may also tell another story, about the successful regulation and control of certain explosive materials.
Take Cybersecurity Away From Spies - For Everyone's Sake
Our online intelligence services need freedom from the state.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Size Matters: Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa
Policymakers will need to better understand the drivers of, and obstacles to, the growth of African companies if they are to achieve national development goals and create better jobs.
Forest Governance: How Indonesia and Vietnam are Responding to Illegal Logging
Illegal logging and the associated trade is a major cause of deforestation and forest degradation globally. Indonesian and Vietnamese experts from the government, private and civil society sectors speak to Gitika Bhardwaj about the state of the trade in both southeast Asian countries.
Europe’s Flawed Thinking on Mediterranean Migration
The idea that enhanced border controls alone can halt flows of migrants across the Mediterranean is a dangerous fiction.
Professor Kerry Brown
Time for China to Step Up in North Korea Crisis
Never before has China had a more important role to play on such an urgent international issue. A strong response to North Korea now means China wins, and so does the rest of the world.
Dr Lilia Shevtsova
Russia’s Dual Response to the West Creates Policy Confusion
Misperceptions make the West’s Russia policy wobbly, but it is not clear that the resulting disorientation is good for Russia.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
Labour Faces the Need to Reconcile With Working Class Brexit Supporters
The party's price for remaining electorally relevant is giving up on the liberal internationalist aims of a united Europe and open borders.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Angola’s New President Must Quickly Focus on Its Oil and Gas Future
The country should introduce credible policies to diversify its economy, but in the short term, the new president has no choice but to focus on Angola’s economic lifeblood.
Examining How the South Caucasus Is Responding to Trump
Three experts evaluate how Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are adjusting their foreign policy in the face of the Trump presidency.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
The DRC Will Be the First Foreign Policy Priority for Angola’s New President
A stable and predictable Congo is Luanda’s most important international objective.
Dr Gita Honwana Welch
José Eduardo dos Santos: The Man Who Ended the War
To the international community, Angola’s authoritarian president leaves behind a legacy of corruption and human rights violations – but he remains a hero for many Angolans.
West Should Keep a Wary Eye on Russia's Zapad War Games
Russia is currently mixing threatening language designed to intimidate the West with another, contradictory message: that those who fear a Russian military threat are 'hysterical' and hankering for the Cold War.