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.
Full Disclosure: Tackling Public Corruption in Ukraine
The new electronic system of asset and income declarations for Ukrainian public officials is an important step in tackling corruption but the revelations must now be followed by proper verification, investigation and punishment.
Trump and Brexit: The Cost of Failure to Empathize
The success of Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign exposed divisions within British and American society that empathy could help to mitigate. But empathy also helps explain why these successes happened in the first place.
The Climate vs. Donald Trump
All countries stand to lose if the US backslides on climate change, most of all the US.
Britain is Caught Between Trump and a Hard Place
This is London’s geopolitical reality now: caught between a retrograde American administration with which it no longer shares a world view and a frustrated Europe it is trying to divorce.
Dr Patricia Lewis
Trump Leads US Security Policy Into Uncharted Territory
Across a range of critical security issues, the president-elect will break from his predecessors.
How the New Indonesia-EU FLEGT Licence Can Contribute to the Sustainable Development Agenda
The FLEGT timber licence marks a breakthrough in the battle against illegal logging and has the potential to help towards achieving the SDGs in the forest sector and beyond.
States Must Make Sure Cooperation Does Not Become Complicity
Operational and other assistance in armed conflict is increasingly leaving governments exposed when partners violate international law.