Dr Wim Muller
China and the WTO: How US Unpredictability Jeopardizes a Decade and a Half of Success
China’s 15 years of membership have been marked by increasing acceptance and engagement with multilateralism. But a shaken trade landscape significantly complicates further engagement.
Dr Paola Subacchi
China’s Dollar Trap
Caught between competing priorities and the strength of the US currency, the renminbi will have limited chances to further develop into a full-fledged global currency.
Michael Gove on the Trouble With Experts
The former cabinet minister and Brexit campaigner explains why he always looks for the dissenting voice.
Wilbur Ross Is in the Driver’s Seat on US Trade Policy – For Now
But is a fallout between Donald Trump and the new commerce secretary inevitable?
Wood Is Not a Carbon-Neutral Energy Source
Treating it as such – and supporting it with subsidies, as the UK and many other EU member states do – is a flawed path to climate action.
Dr Mohammed Masbah
North Africa’s Islamist Parties Provide Important Lessons in Secularization
In Morocco and Tunisia, political inclusion has led to not just moderation, but an increasing acceptance of the separation between religion and politics.
McMaster Appointment Could Bolster US Line on Russia
Whatever his personal relationships in Russia, Donald Trump has now filled key US national security positions with individuals who understand the dangers of rapprochement on Moscow’s terms.
Syrian Rebels Are Pushing Back Against Their Patrons
The increased strategic differences between Syrian rebels and regional powers are pushing them apart.
Handling Russia Should Not Be So Difficult for the West
Western countries are still struggling to develop a long-term strategy to address the increasing problems that Russia poses for their security.
Interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister
The head of South Africa's Department for Trade and Industry speaks about his country's post-Brexit trading relationship with the UK and how it is responding to global economic changes.
Søren Kirk Jensen
Angola Prepares for Life After Dos Santos
Angola is following a pattern of gradual democratization but those hoping for rapid and or even radical political change will be disappointed.
Is Democracy Emerging in Somalia?
The presidential vote was widely celebrated, but there remains much room for improvement.
The Time Is Now to Prevent a New Famine in Somalia
The country is at risk of another deadly famine, six years after the last killed 250,000 people.
Dr Leena Koni Hoffmann
Violence in Southern Kaduna Threatens to Undermine Nigeria’s Democratic Stability
A wave of devastating attacks and reprisals in the southern part of the state is a chilling reminder of rural Nigeria’s vast security vulnerabilities and communal tensions.
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
Botched Yemen Raid Shows Risks of Trump's Approach
This is emblematic of Trump's governance style: bold, impulsive, and with a very certain disregard for consequences.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
What Do Europeans Think About Muslim Immigration?
New research points to significant and widespread levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states.
Sir Andrew Wood
A Relationship With Putin Offers Little to Trump
‘Good relations’ are not a policy in themselves.
Dr Paola Subacchi
Criticism of Germany Reveals the Trump Administration’s Economic Incoherence
What Peter Navarro gets wrong about ‘currency manipulation’.
Dr Jeff Crisp
Trump Era Casts New Shadow Over Refugees
The international community's response to the global refugee crisis was already inadequate. President Trump is now putting even the small steps achieved so far in doubt.
Pro-regime Militias Are Now the Biggest Obstacle to Ending the Syrian Conflict
If the regime’s backers remain divided, their proxies will continue to spoil the peace.