Dr Tim Summers
What to Know About Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election
Tim Summers looks at what we know about Carrie Lam, the territory’s new leader, and where Hong Kong politics goes from here.
Palace Edges Ahead in Morocco’s Constitutional Power Struggle
Despite reforms and a stronger parliament, the monarchy remains capable of imposing its authority over the country’s politics.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
What a Le Pen Win Would Look Like for France and the EU
A victory for Marine Le Pen, coming after Brexit, would underscore that Europeans have moved from instinctive scepticism about the EU to active rebellion.
Action on Forest Governance Can Play a Critical Role in Britain’s Post-Brexit International Development Strategy
The UK’s global leadership on forest governance fits well into the government’s ambition to align trade and aid goals.
Pascal Lamy on the Way Forward After Brexit
The former European commissioner for trade and director-general of the WTO speaks with Quentin Peel about the complexity of the Brexit negotiations and his regret on seeing the UK leave the EU.
Dr Michal Meidan
Political Transition Will Override China’s Policy Targets
Though it appears the country is preparing for slower economic growth and more robust environmental policy, political considerations may elbow out both.
Professor Richard G Whitman
Theresa May’s ‘Two Union’ Problem: Scotland and Article 50
Richard Whitman explains what the prospects of a second Scottish independence vote means for Brexit and the UK’s constitutional order.
Dr Neil Quilliam
Syria Is Not Lost Yet
Despite six years of incoherent policy, Western countries can still positively shape Syria’s post-conflict settlement. This may be their last chance.
Professor Philip Hanson OBE
Western Sanctions: Helping the Russian Leadership Ride Out Recession
Recently, talk of an end to sanctions has been linked with Donald Trump, but some crucial European advocates of continuing them are about to face elections. So who would actually benefit most from relaxing the sanctions regime?
Al-Qaeda Shifts Back to Suicide in Syria
The group’s increased territorial losses have amplified its dependence on suicide tactics to regain momentum.