Dr Robin Niblett CMG
Liberalism in Retreat
With the liberal international order under threat, democracies will need to find a way to coexist with their ideological foes.
Beneath the Bluster, Trump Offers the Chance to Rethink Trade
Trump’s trade policy may not be as radical in practice as he described it on the stump, and his win is an opportunity to address the shortcomings in the current global trade system.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Gambia's Election Result Is a Sign of Democracy Advancing in Africa
Yahya Jammeh's decision to accept his defeat after 22 years in power is an important example for others.
Universal Health Coverage Is a Potent Vote Winner
Across the world, politicians are realizing the political benefits of extending health coverage to all. Who will be next?
The Russia Question: Sovereignty and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia
James Nixey and Richard Sakwa present two opposing views on the legitimacy of Russia’s geopolitical interest in its neighbouring states.
Tackling Cybercrime: Time For the GCC to Join Global Efforts
International cooperation is essential to successfully combatting the threats posed by cybercrime. So, despite another major attack recently, why won’t the GCC join the global fight?
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Fidel Castro's Greatest Legacy in Africa Is in Angola
Castro supported many independence leaders in Africa, but Cuba’s solidarity and sacrifice was greatest in Angola.
Ukraine Is on the Brink of Media Freedom
Among oligarch-dominated media, an independent broadcaster could be a breakthrough for transparency and trust in politics.
Professor Paul Stevens
Why Enthusiasm For the New OPEC Deal Could Be Misplaced
Despite the the first agreed OPEC cut in some eight years being hailed by commentators, its success appears unlikely until over-supply and compliance issues are resolved.
Refugee Crisis: Europe Must Find a Humane and Dignified Response
The lack of proper European migration policies has translated into dangerous journeys to get around abrupt border closures, inadequate reception condition, and widespread confusion.