Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Looking Very Predictable
Despite much hype to the contrary, the president’s foreign policy is conforming to pattern, constrained by clearly identifiable factors – domestic, international and personality driven.
Healthcare Should Not Become a Casualty of War
The so-called ‘weaponization of health’, in Syria and elsewhere, must be stopped.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
Theresa May’s Snap Election Isn’t All About Brexit
It’s also about demonstrating that the prime minister is in control.
Trump Has Sent a Message That Chemical Weapons Won't Go Unpunished
Last week’s US missile strikes won’t bring the Syrian conflict closer to resolution - but they still served a purpose.
EU Must Be Bolder in Driving Reform in Ukraine
The Maidan protests gave the EU an unprecedented political mandate to spur change in Ukraine. It has been too cautious in using this status.
Trump-Xi Meeting Shows Asia Is Moving Into a New Era
Whether by design or distraction, Donald Trump is reshaping America’s role and changing the geopolitical outlook of the region.
Libya’s Power Vacuum Risks Heightened Violence
The internationally recognized government wields little power and international support is fading. If nothing changes, further armed escalation is inevitable.
For Germany, Brexit Is More About Politics Than Business
Assumptions that Germany will take a prominent role in the Brexit talks, and that this role will be shaped mainly by the interests of its powerful exporting companies, are flawed.
Professor Kerry Brown
Bluster Cannot Strip North Korea of Its Trump Card
The pariah state’s location and closeness to China will continue to be a barrier to unilateral US action.
It Is No Longer Possible to Ignore the Threat of IEDs
The ongoing conflict in Mosul provides the latest devastating example of the impact of improvised explosive devices.
China Paves Its Way in New Areas of International Law
China is looking to increase its capacity and influence in international legal matters – and it is particularly in frontier areas of the law that China is likely to take a proactive stance.
Time to Honour Commitments to Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace
One year on from a major outbreak of violence, the Armenian-Azerbaijani peace process is again in peril. The international community can either hang back and wait for war, or opt for diplomatic shock therapy.
EU Citizens Back Their Leaders’ Negotiating Stance on Brexit
As Article 50 is formally triggered, new research shows that Europeans would not support compromising on the EU’s core principles.
Dr Robin Niblett CMG
Article 50 and the Great Repeal Bill Are Only the Beginning
Chatham House Director Robin Niblett on the endless complexities of Brexit – and why the prime minister’s domestic battles could be as contentious as her negotiations with the EU during the next two years.
What to Know About the Protests in Belarus
Late March saw a heavy-handed government response and mass arrests at a series of protest rallies in Belarus. Keir Giles takes a closer look at what has been going on.
Testing Times for Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Reforms
A high-profile arrest marks a victory for reformers but might also mark the limits of their influence.
Dr Tim Summers
What to Know About Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election
Tim Summers looks at what we know about Carrie Lam, the territory’s new leader, and where Hong Kong politics goes from here.
Professor Matthew Goodwin
What a Le Pen Win Would Look Like for France and the EU
A victory for Marine Le Pen, coming after Brexit, would underscore that Europeans have moved from instinctive scepticism about the EU to active rebellion.
Dr Mohammed Masbah
Palace Edges Ahead in Morocco’s Constitutional Power Struggle
Despite reforms and a stronger parliament, the monarchy remains capable of imposing its authority over the country’s politics.
Action on Forest Governance Can Play a Critical Role in Britain’s Post-Brexit International Development Strategy
The UK’s global leadership on forest governance fits well into the government’s ambition to align trade and aid goals.