Dr Lina Khatib
How Ceasefires in Syria Became Another Tool of Warfare
Ceasefires have become a way to pursue military gains, make political statements and play power games.
Dr Lilia Shevtsova
Efforts to Contain Russia Are Failing
Here is an opponent who wields the West’s liberal slogans against it.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
Six Months On, Brexit Is Shaking Up British Electoral Politics
And volatility and change will remain firmly on the menu in 2017.
Somalia Staggers Towards Better Elections
Electoral delays should not obscure the country’s progress towards cleaner and more inclusive polls.
Dr Robin Niblett CMG
The Demise of Anglo-American Economic Leadership
Britain and the US have abdicated their roles as champions of economic liberalization.
Yahoo! Spins a Cautionary Tale for Dealing with Data Privacy
The indirect consequences of a breach can be more destructive than the attack itself.
Dr Andrew Monaghan
Russia Wants the West to Learn to Agree
Moscow’s view of possible cooperation, it appears, is based on the Euro-Atlantic community correcting its ‘mistakes’.
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.