Beneath the Bluster, Trump Offers the Chance to Rethink Trade
Trump’s trade policy may not be as radical in practice as he described it on the stump, and his win is an opportunity to address the shortcomings in the current global trade system.
Universal Health Coverage Is a Potent Vote Winner
Across the world, politicians are realizing the political benefits of extending health coverage to all. Who will be next?
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Gambia's Election Result Is a Sign of Democracy Advancing in Africa
Yahya Jammeh's decision to accept his defeat after 22 years in power is an important example for others.
Tackling Cybercrime: Time For the GCC to Join Global Efforts
International cooperation is essential to successfully combatting the threats posed by cybercrime. So, despite another major attack recently, why won’t the GCC join the global fight?
The Russia Question: Sovereignty and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia
James Nixey and Richard Sakwa present two opposing views on the legitimacy of Russia’s geopolitical interest in its neighbouring states.
Ukraine Is on the Brink of Media Freedom
Among oligarch-dominated media, an independent broadcaster could be a breakthrough for transparency and trust in politics.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Fidel Castro's Greatest Legacy in Africa Is in Angola
Castro supported many independence leaders in Africa, but Cuba’s solidarity and sacrifice was greatest in Angola.
Professor Paul Stevens
Why Enthusiasm For the New OPEC Deal Could Be Misplaced
Despite the the first agreed OPEC cut in some eight years being hailed by commentators, its success appears unlikely until over-supply and compliance issues are resolved.
Full Disclosure: Tackling Public Corruption in Ukraine
The new electronic system of asset and income declarations for Ukrainian public officials is an important step in tackling corruption but the revelations must now be followed by proper verification, investigation and punishment.
Refugee Crisis: Europe Must Find a Humane and Dignified Response
The lack of proper European migration policies has translated into dangerous journeys to get around abrupt border closures, inadequate reception condition, and widespread confusion.
Trump and Brexit: The Cost of Failure to Empathize
The success of Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign exposed divisions within British and American society that empathy could help to mitigate. But empathy also helps explain why these successes happened in the first place.
The Climate vs. Donald Trump
All countries stand to lose if the US backslides on climate change, most of all the US.
Britain is Caught Between Trump and a Hard Place
This is London’s geopolitical reality now: caught between a retrograde American administration with which it no longer shares a world view and a frustrated Europe it is trying to divorce.
How the New Indonesia-EU FLEGT Licence Can Contribute to the Sustainable Development Agenda
The FLEGT timber licence marks a breakthrough in the battle against illegal logging and has the potential to help towards achieving the SDGs in the forest sector and beyond.
Dr Patricia Lewis
Trump Leads US Security Policy Into Uncharted Territory
Across a range of critical security issues, the president-elect will break from his predecessors.
States Must Make Sure Cooperation Does Not Become Complicity
Operational and other assistance in armed conflict is increasingly leaving governments exposed when partners violate international law.
Time for Europe to Take the Reins
Donald Trump’s victory will reshape the way America engages with the world. European countries will need to pick up where the US leaves off.
Many Middle East Countries Will Welcome Trump’s Victory
The president-elect’s contradictory statements mean many people in the region see him as a blank canvas, a strongman and an accelerant of US decline.
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
Can Donald Trump Really Lead the Free World?
The next president of the United States faces a daunting challenge to restore America's moral authority as a global leader.
What Does the Trump Win Mean for the European Economy?
Three key factors need to be considered in determining the impact of the Trump victory on the European economy – uncertainty, trade and fiscal policies.