Data centre for T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. Photo by: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images
Research paper

Regulating the Data that Drive 21st-Century Economic Growth - The Looming Transatlantic Battle

28 June 2017
This paper examines how governments on both sides of the Atlantic are establishing frameworks that attempt to govern the commercial uses of data. It covers areas such as data analytics driving productivity and growth, the 'industrial internet of things', and the policy context and political forces shaping data rules in the US and Europe.
Pedro Miguel locks, Panama Canal. Photo: Gonzalo Azumendi/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

Chokepoints and Vulnerabilities in Global Food Trade

27 June 2017
Policymakers must take action immediately to mitigate the risk of severe disruption at certain ports, maritime straits, and inland transport routes, which could have devastating knock-on effects for global food security.
US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Research paper

Pivotal Days: US–Asia-Pacific Alliances in the Early Stages of the Trump Administration

23 June 2017
This paper reviews the Obama administration’s ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ towards Asia and considers its status today under President Trump. It also examines the roles of America’s closest friends in the Asia-Pacific – Japan, South Korea and Australia - and China's regional agenda.
Pedestrians walking under the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 14 December 2014, ahead of its inauguration on 16 December. Photo: SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Building Inclusivity in Côte d’Ivoire? Promoting Sustainable Growth Through Infrastructure Development

22 June 2017
President Alassane Ouattara, in his second and final administration, has a clear opportunity to shape the future of Côte d’Ivoire.
Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron meets employees of a Whirlpool factory in Amiens on 26 April 2017. The workers had been demonstrating against plans to relocate the factory to Poland. Photo: Nicolas Kovarik/IP3/Getty Images.
Research paper

The Future of Europe: Comparing Public and Elite Attitudes

20 June 2017
Based on a major survey across 10 EU countries, a new report shows a lack of consensus among the elite over the future of EU integration - and a pronounced divide within the public on issues of identity.
People demonstrate outside the offices of ISIS (ISIL) in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on 6 January 2014. Photo: Mohammed Wesam/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Local Community Resistance to Extremist Groups in Syria: Lessons from Atarib

1 June 2017
A sole focus on defeating ISIS in Syria militarily will likely further enable al-Nusra, which has been able to exploit the power vacuum where its rival has collapsed. 
The main hall of the Budapest Congress and Trade Center on 16 May 2011, as parliamentarians from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of nations kicked off talks with their EU counterparts. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek/Staff/Getty Images.
Research paper

Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for Sustained Re-engagement

24 May 2017
Growing instability in both regions may diminish the appetite and possibility of maintaining engagement. 
Aerial view of Lagos island and Lagos harbour, Nigeria, on 17 March 2016. Photo: Frédéric Soltan/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria: A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

17 May 2017
Anti-corruption efforts could be made significantly more effective through new ways of understanding why people engage in the practice.
Drone photo of Vagiohori refugee camp in subzero temperature, in Vagiohori, Greece. Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
Research paper

Advancing Human Security Through Artificial Intelligence

11 May 2017
AI is one potential way to enable real-time, cost-effective and efficient responses to a variety of human security-related issues.
Containers are loaded onto a freight train ahead of departure from DP World London Gateway’s rail freight depot in Corringham, on 10 April 2017, en route to Yiwu in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Brexit: Implications for EU–China Relations

11 May 2017
For Beijing, the EU–China relationship will take priority over UK–China ties – with China’s relative focus on Germany becoming even more significant.