Dr John Nilsson-Wright
Populism Comes to South Korea
Public disgust with the embattled president reflects not only the unedifying details of her impeachment but a wider distrust of the political system.
Most Syrian Christians Aren’t Backing Assad (or the Rebels)
Contrary to perception, a majority of Christians in Syria have no definite political position in the current struggle.
Trump Supporters Have an Appetite for Risk
Surveys reveal the president-elect’s voters combine a thirst for a new approach with support for bold, risky policies.
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.