Can Donald Trump Bridge the Chasm and Govern for All?
America’s new president has won the vote of a disunited country and a distrustful electorate - making it extraordinarily difficult for him to govern effectively with any real mandate.
Professor Ben Saul
Standing Up for Justice in War
With the focus on military goals in Syria and Iraq, pursuing criminal accountability for atrocities by the many warring parties has been dangerously neglected.
Dr Charles Clift
The WHO's New Electoral Format Could Be a Model for Other UN Agencies
Even with its limited reforms, the UN health agency's new and more transparent process for choosing its director-general should improve the quality of elections and leadership.
New Troop Deployments Signal NATO Commitment to Baltics
The new defensive measures will be an important step towards reducing Russia’s opportunities for causing disruption.
Professor Kerry Brown
Is Xi Jinping Hoarding Power at the ‘Core’?
Not quite. The latest of Xi’s many titles still places him firmly in a structure of collective leadership.
Dr Nigel Gould-Davies
What to Know About Thailand’s Royal Transition
Nigel Gould-Davies sketches out how the country is reacting to the death of King Bhumibol and what comes next for Thai politics.
Britain’s Economic Future Will Be Decided at Home
The intense focus on the post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU misses a crucial point: the UK’s economic prosperity depends on it raising its game in areas, such as education, over which Brussels has no sway.
The Rt Hon Lord Williams of Baglan
The United States’ Faltering Pivot to Asia
One of the most dramatic instances of a declining US influence has been the Philippines under its current president Rodrigo Duterte.
What Would Victory in Mosul Look Like?
It is not that there is no plan for the day after. It is that there are too many.
Inequality Defines the American Election
The gap between the haves and have-nots will be the defining economic challenge for the next US president.