Tighter Controls on Explosive Materials is Vital Factor in Response to Terrorism
Although recent terror attacks have been grave they may also tell another story, about the successful regulation and control of certain explosive materials.
Take Cybersecurity Away From Spies - For Everyone's Sake
Our online intelligence services need freedom from the state.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Size Matters: Developing Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa
Policymakers will need to better understand the drivers of, and obstacles to, the growth of African companies if they are to achieve national development goals and create better jobs.
Europe’s Flawed Thinking on Mediterranean Migration
The idea that enhanced border controls alone can halt flows of migrants across the Mediterranean is a dangerous fiction.
Forest Governance: How Indonesia and Vietnam are Responding to Illegal Logging
Illegal logging and the associated trade is a major cause of deforestation and forest degradation globally. Indonesian and Vietnamese experts from the government, private and civil society sectors speak to Gitika Bhardwaj about the state of the trade in both southeast Asian countries.
Professor Kerry Brown
Time for China to Step Up in North Korea Crisis
Never before has China had a more important role to play on such an urgent international issue. A strong response to North Korea now means China wins, and so does the rest of the world.
Dr Lilia Shevtsova
Russia’s Dual Response to the West Creates Policy Confusion
Misperceptions make the West’s Russia policy wobbly, but it is not clear that the resulting disorientation is good for Russia.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
Labour Faces the Need to Reconcile With Working Class Brexit Supporters
The party's price for remaining electorally relevant is giving up on the liberal internationalist aims of a united Europe and open borders.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Angola’s New President Must Quickly Focus on Its Oil and Gas Future
The country should introduce credible policies to diversify its economy, but in the short term, the new president has no choice but to focus on Angola’s economic lifeblood.
Examining How the South Caucasus Is Responding to Trump
Three experts evaluate how Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are adjusting their foreign policy in the face of the Trump presidency.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
The DRC Will Be the First Foreign Policy Priority for Angola’s New President
A stable and predictable Congo is Luanda’s most important international objective.
Dr Gita Honwana Welch
José Eduardo dos Santos: The Man Who Ended the War
To the international community, Angola’s authoritarian president leaves behind a legacy of corruption and human rights violations – but he remains a hero for many Angolans.
West Should Keep a Wary Eye on Russia's Zapad War Games
Russia is currently mixing threatening language designed to intimidate the West with another, contradictory message: that those who fear a Russian military threat are 'hysterical' and hankering for the Cold War.
Dr John Nilsson-Wright
In North Korea Standoff, What Does Kim Jong-un Really Want?
John Nilsson-Wright examines what the North Korean leader is hoping to achieve with his nuclear weapons programme.
Odinga Should Heed His Own Words to Strengthen Kenyan Democracy
If the opposition leader cannot swiftly substantiate his allegations that the presidential election was hacked, he should concede defeat.
Dr Jeff Crisp
It’s Far Too Early to Talk of Return for Syrian Refugees
Although the Syrian conflict shows no sign of coming to end, governments and aid agencies are already beginning to consider the repatriation of the country’s five million refugees.
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos
For Macron, Security Holds the Key to Eurozone Reform
In a more uncertain global environment, France has the ability to provide Germany with the security guarantees it needs. The French president would do well to link these with his economic reform ambitions.
Can the UN’s New Special Representative Make Progress in Libya?
Ghassan Salamé must move quickly to bring together the country’s competing powers and a divided international community.
Dr Patricia Lewis
How Worried Should We Be About a Nuclear War With North Korea?
History is littered with near misses, but the latest tensions between the US and North Korea offer their own special risks of Armageddon.
For the UK, a Feminist Foreign Policy Is Both the Right Thing to Do and Smart Strategy
Adopting a foreign policy that prioritizes gender equality and human rights could help define post-Brexit Britain as a positive force in the world.