CITES Conference Marks Major Breakthrough in Battle Against Endangered Rosewood Trade
New controls on rosewood and an agreement by CITES parties on legal acquisition findings could fill the gap that allows illegal trade of endangered timber species to flourish.
Ethiopian Politics Beyond the Vanguard?
It is possible that after 25 years of power, the ruling coalition will have to reconsider their role and their understanding of the population, and their relationship to the body politic.
Businesses Are Chipping Away at Sanctions in Crimea and Donbas
The EU and the US must close existing loopholes in the sanctions regime and upgrade compliance measures.
Sanctions Can Expose Putin’s Foreign Policy Contradictions
Moscow’s actions in Syria are set to harden the EU’s position on sanctions over Ukraine. The EU should take this opportunity to make them more effective.
Dr Paola Subacchi
Fall in Pound Shows Sovereignty’s Limits
Sterling’s troubles are a reminder that foreign investors have an indirect say – and interest – in how a country is managed.
Dr Claire Spencer
Morocco’s Missing Youth
Low rates of youth voting in the recent general election reflect the absence of young people’s social and economic concerns in the country’s politics.
On African Coastlines, Prosperity and Security Go Together
Africa’s leaders must see their marine space as important for its economic potential, not just as a security threat.
The Rt Hon Lord Williams of Baglan
Why the New Secretary General of the United Nations Defies Expectations
In selecting Antonio Guterres, many members of the Security Council were acutely aware that migration and refugee issues are likely to continue to dominate the international agenda in the coming years.
Rana Marcel Khalaf
Syria: Destruction of Civil Society Means Dictatorship, Extremism and Displacement
The void in governance in Syria caused by the conflict has enabled a previously oppressed civil society to rise. Now this new society is under threat. Sustained commitment from the international community is required.
Professor David Heymann CBE
New Vaccines Are Essential to Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
Following a landmark UN meeting, the role vaccine development can play in addressing the threat of AMR must not be neglected.