Pro-regime Militias Are Now the Biggest Obstacle to Ending the Syrian Conflict
If the regime’s backers remain divided, their proxies will continue to spoil the peace.
Trump’s Plans Create Three Major Risks for US Monetary Policy
Donald Trump’s economic policies have the real potential to free up monetary policy and allow the Federal Reserve to normalize interest rates. But traps lie ahead.
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos
What to Know About the Cyprus Reunification Talks
Reunification is in the interests of all sides, but bureaucratic and political realities might still trip up an agreement.
Trumpian Isolationism Could Help China Become a Leader in International Law
China will not eclipse the US as an international law powerhouse anytime soon, but if Trump's campaign rhetoric is translated into US policy, the tables may begin to turn.
Dr John Nilsson-Wright
Trump Shakes Up 2017 for China and Japan
The new US president will substantially change the geopolitical calculus for East Asia’s two biggest players.
The Fate of ‘Reaganomics’ Offers Stark Lessons for Trump
Trump may want to think twice about extending his Reagan tribute act to economic policy.
Trump Will Give International Economic Institutions a Bumpy Ride
If the president-elect follows through on campaign rhetoric, economic cooperation and the institutions that underpin it are in for a rough four years.
Pre-emptive Compromise Would Imperil Ukraine
There is no advantage to conceding Ukraine’s autonomy in the face of renewed geopolitical pressure.
As Arms Control Is Eroded, Civilians Suffer
Britain’s admission that UK-made cluster bombs were used in Yemen highlights the dangers of weakening international arms control measures.
Dr Lina Khatib
How Ceasefires in Syria Became Another Tool of Warfare
Ceasefires have become a way to pursue military gains, make political statements and play power games.