• A peace agreement and challenges ahead

    The June 23 ceasefire is undoubtedly a major step towards ending the rural insurgency which has plagued Colombia for the past half century. But the peace process is still at a delicate stage, and many challenges remain
    August 2016Mariano Aguirre is Director of the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), in Oslo
  • Preparing for the UK's Brexit Negotiation

    Theresa May, the new British prime minister, faces a central challenge in deciding the UK’s next steps towards the EU. On the one hand, a clear majority of the British electorate voted in the 23 June referendum for Britain to leave the EU. She has no choice but to follow through on the result. On the other, Leave supporters did not vote for a specific version of Brexit. Alongside the many who were determined to free the country from the costs and constraints of EU membership, the majority included an anti-austerity and anti-globalization protest vote and those with a vision of a buccaneering ‘global Britain’.
    August 2016Dr Robin Niblett CMG
  • Britain’s new global role after Brexit

    The decision to leave the EU has shaken the foundations of Britain and her role in the world. Quentin Peel sets the scene for a series of articles on Britain’s future
    August 2016Quentin Peel
  • Ireland’s dilemma

    Dublin will have to roll with the punches after Brexit shock, writes Bruce Clark
    August 2016Bruce Clark writes for The Economist
  • The EU must relaunch or die

    Enrico Letta, the former Italian PM, says this is the moment statecraft must replace bureaucracy
    August 2016Enrico Letta, prime minister of Italy 2013-14, is Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po
  • Global crises are met by perplexity

    The people in the hall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel were supposed to know the answers. Government officials, policy experts, business people and journalists, had come from all over the world to attend Chatham House’s third London Conference on June 16-17.
    August 2016Andrei Soldatov,Russian investigative journalist and co-author of ‘The Red Web: The Struggle between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries’ (Public Affairs)
  • Britain could join India in a maritime coalition

    C Raja Mohan looks at a rejuvenated Commonwealth
    August 2016C Raja Mohan is Director, Carnegie India, New Delhi. His most recent book is ‘Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence’
  • Headlong dash for the exits

    August 2016
  • Brace yourself for the future

    Famine before any feast as UK adjusts to life outside Europe, predicts Aengus Collins
    August 2016Aengus Collins is Chief EU Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit. All data from the EIU
  • The river still flows

    Laura Hammond argues that even with enlightened policies, migrants will still be drawn to Europe
    August 2016Laura Hammond is Reader in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London