Dr Nigel Gould-Davies
Russia’s Economic Security Strategy Has Become an Internal Critique
What was conceived as a response to the West highlights the country’s weaknesses and strategic tensions over how to approach the global economy.
Lessons from Kenya’s New, Chinese-funded Railway
Despite cost concerns, Kenya’s deal shows that infrastructure agreements with China can be made fairer for citizens of partner countries. Its neighbours should take note.
Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Is the GCC Worth Belonging To?
The longer the current crisis in the Gulf continues, the more Qatar and others may begin to question the utility of an organization that appears hopelessly split and powerless to restrain its members.
Dr Sanam Vakil
What to Know About the Tehran Terror Attacks
Iran will now be doubling down on its Middle East policy.
Dr Mina Toksoz
The Turkish Economy Is Struggling with Political Volatility
Turkey’s current economic policy-mix is untenable in the long term.
Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Can Be Stopped
The global health community and its donors cannot end conflict and famine in Yemen, but they can help end this epidemic.
Dr Robin Niblett CMG
UK Election Result May Lead to a More Democratic and Accountable Brexit
But continued antipathy towards immigration means free movement and membership of the single market remain off the table.
Dr Renad Mansour
ISIS and the New War Economy
As ISIS loses territory and moves underground, tackling its financial model will be the next step in ‘degrading and defeating’ the terror organization.
Dr Claire Spencer
Morocco’s Devolution Can Wait No Longer
Recent street protests highlight the urgent need for the government to make good on its programme of ‘advanced regionalization’.
In Qatar v Saudi Arabia, the West Can't Afford to Pick a Side
The diplomatic rift between the tiny gas-rich nation and its neighbours threatens to expose the murkier side of British and US relations with the Gulf states.
Building a Stronger International Legal Framework on Cybercrime
By their very nature, cybercrime investigations require extensive cross-border coordination. The international legal framework needs to catch up with this reality.
What to Know About Iraq’s Protest Movement
Saad Aldouri examines the aims and prospects of the groups agitating for political reform in Iraq.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
Britain’s Narrowing Polls Throw the Unwritten Laws of Politics into Question
Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have already overturned the idea that election campaigns don’t make a difference. But whether they can overturn older and more firmly established trends remains to be seen.
What Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Means for Global Climate Action
In an interview with Gitika Bhardwaj, Rob Bailey argues that as the world presses on, the biggest loser in the president’s decision will be America.
Professor Iain Begg
How Much Will Brexit Cost?
The divorce bill from the European Union could run to the tens of billions.
Moscow’s Presence in Libya Is a New Challenge for the West
Russian involvement in Libya is designed to establish a new zone for leverage – putting pressure on the West and on regional powers.
Dr Michael Edelstein
What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Michael Edelstein outlines what the global health community has learned since the last outbreak and the key elements of the current response.
Dr Christopher Smart
Five Ways for Europe to Set a Course Towards Progress and Growth
With some good economic news and a distracted Donald Trump, European leaders have a rare window to deliver on economic reforms.
Planning for Post-Brexit Britain’s Place on the Global Stage
The UK’s decision to leave the EU will lead to a major recalibration of the country’s foreign policy, for which creative thinking must start now.
Dr Jeff Crisp
Focus on Refugees Risks Neglecting the Internally Displaced
Concern for the plight of people who have sought sanctuary in other states has been matched by a neglect of those who are unable to leave their own countries and who are beyond the reach of aid agencies.