• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A very British response to a European crisis

    In a new regular column, Catherine Fieschi looks at how national characteristics are reflected in the way parliaments deal with upheaval
    August 2016Catherine Fieschi is director of Counterpoint www.counterpoint.uk.com
  • Women warriors and war games

    Future forces will be high-tech and much more compact, although Brexit may curb their deployment, writes James de Waal
    August 2016James de Waal
  • Tracking Zika’s progress

    Epidemic may have peaked but could return, writes Asha Herten-Crabb
    August 2016Asha Herten-Crabb
  • Nudge, nudge … UK’s new role

    Britain must seek friendly divorce from Europe, says Kishore Mahbubani
    August 2016Kishore Mahbubani is Dean of the LKY School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and the author of ‘The Great Convergence: Asia, the West and the Logic of One World’
  • Turkey is vulnerable post-putsch

    There is no time to fight with allies, writes Andrew Finkel
    August 2016Andrew Finkel is author of ‘Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know’ (OUP)
  • Medicine’s new frontiers

    Advances offer a healthier future for all, but putting them into practice will not be easy, writes Liam Donaldson
    August 2016Sir Liam Donaldson is an associate fellow at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security and a former Chief Medical Adviser to the United Kingdom government
  • August 27, 1956: All systems glow

    Simon Taylor on the opening of Britain’s Calder Hall nuclear power station
    August 2016Simon Taylor is author of ‘The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain’