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Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond is an Associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics.

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Trump and China need a route away from trade war

Markets have been buoyed by a planned meeting this week of US and Chinese negotiators in an effort to avoid an all-out trade war, but the political backdrop to the meeting is inauspicious. 

August 18, 2018

Two years after Brexit vote, EU remains on the back foot

Saturday marks the second anniversary of the landmark Brexit referendum, which sent political and economic shockwaves around the world. Two years later, with the exit process having consumed a massive amount of time in both London and Brussels, the EU remains on the back foot.

June 22, 2018

Why Biden is the Democrat favorite for 2020

Former US senator and vice president Joe Biden said this week that “the jury is still out” as to whether he will run for the White House in 2020.

March 31, 2018

Beijing and its soft power deficit

The $50 billion of US tariffs on Chinese goods announced last week could be “shock therapy,” America’s new National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.

March 28, 2018

How Brexit talks nearly foundered on the Rock

The European Council summit of presidents and prime ministers on Friday confirmed the Brexit transition deal agreed last Monday between the UK and EU-27.

March 23, 2018

Trump-Kim summit is not a ‘Nixon in China’ moment

South Korea will this week push ahead with its northern neighbor to prepare for Donald Trump’s proposed summit with Kim Jong-un — the first time a sitting US president will have met with a North Korean supreme leader.

March 20, 2018

A crucial week in the fight against global warming

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meets this week in France to mark the 30th anniversary of its creation. This body, under the auspices of the UN, is preparing what is likely to be the single biggest agenda-setting, climate science report of the year.

March 10, 2018

Italian political paralysis a concern for eurozone

Sunday’s stalemated Italian election saw no single party or wider bloc win an overall majority in parliament. The headlines have been captured by the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), an anti-establishment group that didn’t exist a decade ago.

March 05, 2018