Andrew Hammond is an Associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics.
EU doubles down on green ambitions
Europe and the US double down on support for Ukraine
After fears that the European, and wider Western, unity over support for Ukraine might break down this winter, there have been fresh signs of resolve within the alliance this week, as the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion fast approaches.
We have reached a historic tipping point in EU-China relations
As French President Emmanuel Macron prepares for his big trip to China in the New Year, a huge debate is brewing in Europe about the bloc’s policy on Beijing, which might well have reached a historic tipping point.
Brazil faces big moment if Bolsonaro is voted out
Six months into Ukraine war, how much longer can European unity hold?
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, one of the genuine geopolitical surprises to many has been the stronger than expected unity the West has shown against Moscow. Seven economics sanctions packages have been announced by the EU alone.
Key Brexit legacy issues could come to head for the new UK premier
Boris Johnson declared last month during his speech announcing his resignation as Conservative Party leader, and therefore UK prime minister, that he “got Brexit done.” Yet he leaves his successor with a significant number of EU-related challenges still to be faced in the fall and beyond.
New UK prime minister faces troubled times
As the ballots go out to members of the Conservative Party in the UK to select their next leader, and the nation’s prime minister, storm clouds are gathering for the winner.
Right-wing surge ahead of Italy poll sparks alarm in Brussels
With the European landscape already in flux, Italy is preparing for an unexpected general election in September that could see the nation’s first far-right government since the war.
Why new Scottish referendum is a bad idea
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