Moldova’s Proposed Electoral Change Is a Blow to Democracy. The EU Must Oppose It.
A proposal to change to a mixed electoral system in Moldova would entrench corruption and harm the young democracy. EU and other Western governments should use their economic clout to stop it.
What Does Emmanuel Macron’s Victory Mean for Europe and for Brexit?
His win in the French presidential election has been greeted with relief and enthusiasm across Europe but is a mixed blessing for Theresa May.
Dr Lina Khatib
Putin’s ‘Safe Zones’ in Syria Are Nothing of the Kind
Far from a breakthrough, the Astana agreement is a thinly veiled pretext to increase Russian and Iranian influence.
Lord Ricketts on Emmanuel Macron and the Future of Europe
The former British ambassador to France explores what Macron’s victory in the French presidential election means for France, the EU and the Brexit negotiations, in an interview with Thomas Farrar.
Dr Sanam Vakil
Will ‘Resistance’ Carry the Day in Iran’s Election?
The Supreme Leader and conservative candidates are playing on old fears of international interference in an attempt to see off reform in the Islamic Republic.
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
Trump's Rhetoric Is Eroding America's Moral Authority
In a mere three months, the president has managed to cast a shadow over the United States, raising grave doubts as to whether America is any longer fit to lead the free world.
Dr Georges Fahmi
Why Aren’t More Muslim Brothers Turning to Violence?
Even in the face of Egypt’s growing security crackdown, the Muslim Brotherhood’s history, leadership and understanding of the costs of violence have kept its membership remarkably peaceful.
Professor Ben Saul
US Missile Strikes Expose the Untenable Status Quo in International Law
The strikes on Syria, in response to chemical weapons attacks on civilians, were politically well-received but contrary to international law – raising difficult questions about the adequacy of the law to prevent atrocities, and how to pursue meaningful reform.
Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Looking Very Predictable
Despite much hype to the contrary, the president’s foreign policy is conforming to pattern, constrained by clearly identifiable factors – domestic, international and personality driven.
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos
Elections Are the New Battleground of International Politics
The past year has proved that the public can no longer be excluded from global statecraft.