Dr Jacob Parakilas
In US Presidential Debates, the Global Audience Matters Too
The focus is on winning over the American electorate, but how the debates shape the perceptions of the US around the world will frame the winner’s foreign policy opportunities.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Trade Not Aid: Obama’s Africa Legacy
A shift in policy towards trade promotion could be the defining characteristic of the Obama administration’s relationship with the continent.
Britain’s UN Peacekeeping Role Must Go Beyond Troop Numbers
Pledging additional troops only makes sense if the UK is prepared to leverage that contribution to meaningfully change peacekeeping operations.
Dr Andrew Monaghan
What to Know About Russia’s Parliamentary Elections
Though there will be little change on the surface, the vote will point to how the Moscow political scene is evolving.
Fiscal Stimulus Must Play Its Part in Reviving Global Growth
The era of ever-easier monetary policy is drawing to a close.
Electoral Chaos Leaves Gabon in a State of Uncertainty
The country’s democratic credentials have been deeply wounded by dodgy official results, protest riots and a brutal government crackdown.
Sir David Warren
Japan Lays Out a Guide to Brexit
Britain would do well to embrace Tokyo’s constructive criticism as it prepares for life outside the EU.
Dr Tim Summers
What to Know About Hong Kong’s Legislative Elections
The vote presages more turbulent politics for the territory.
Dr Paola Subacchi
G20 Must Push for More Inclusive GDP
Unpaid work adds billions to the global economy. Measuring women’s untold contribution is crucial.
Summit Signals Russia’s New Strategy Towards Iran
Faced with recent strains in the relationship, Moscow has expanded its dialogue with Tehran to issues beyond the Syrian conflict.