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.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
Theresa May’s Snap Election Isn’t All About Brexit
It’s also about demonstrating that the prime minister is in control.
Healthcare Should Not Become a Casualty of War
The so-called ‘weaponization of health’, in Syria and elsewhere, must be stopped.
EU Must Be Bolder in Driving Reform in Ukraine
The Maidan protests gave the EU an unprecedented political mandate to spur change in Ukraine. It has been too cautious in using this status.
Trump Has Sent a Message That Chemical Weapons Won't Go Unpunished
Last week’s US missile strikes won’t bring the Syrian conflict closer to resolution - but they still served a purpose.