Dr Tim Summers
Twenty Years After Hong Kong Handover, Does ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Still Work?
This unique constitutional framework can endure – if Hong Kong society can reconcile its different visions of the future.
Gulf Crisis Is Leading to Difficult Choices in the Horn of Africa
Tensions between the Gulf states are pushing their neighbours and partners into choosing sides.
Professor Kerry Brown
‘Hong Kong is now in the hands of its people – they cannot rely on others to stick up for them now.’
Kerry Brown on ‘one country, two systems’, the UK’s diminishing influence and the territory’s future, 20 years after the handover.
Chokepoints and Food Security Threats: A Closer Look
Laura Wellesley, Conor Walsh and Andrew E. Tucci speak to Gitika Bhardwaj to discuss the importance of ‘chokepoints’ in the global food trade.
Dr Christopher Smart
Why We Need a Transatlantic Charter for Data Security and Mobility
Setting common guidelines for data flows is crucial both to protect the goods and services that already depend on big data and to support the next generation of productivity gains and business opportunities.
Egypt's Sisi Gives With One Hand, and Takes Away With the Other
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has announced extra spending on social benefits to mitigate the impact of economic reforms, but restrictions on civil society are becoming ever tighter.
Dr Robin Niblett CMG
Britain's Key Task Is to Achieve a Soft Transition to a Hard Brexit
A sensible Brexit that minimizes damage to the economy requires a soft transition – with the UK remaining temporarily in the single market and customs union – through to the inevitable hard outcome.
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 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.
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.