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Andrew Hammond

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

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A growing bond between ‘presidents for life’

With President Vladimir Putin signing a law last week that could keep him in power until 2036, surpassing even Joseph Stalin’s tenure in office, Russia’s foreign policy is becoming emboldened again. 

April 10, 2021

Biden under pressure to decide Cuba policy

The 10th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s resignation from the Cuban Communist Party’s central committee falls this month, at a time when the US Biden administration is under growing pressure from Congress to nail down its stance toward the socialist island state.

April 01, 2021

How will a post-Brexit UK become a ‘Global Britain’?

Following the deepest review of the UK’s foreign posture since the end of the Cold War, Prime Minister Boris Johnson this month launched a long-awaited, integrated international relations strategy.

March 31, 2021

Beijing and Moscow welcome Tehran to the fold

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in the middle of a key six-country Middle East tour, but the eyes of the world are as much on the deepening geopolitical alliance between Beijing and Moscow, which warmed further last week.  

March 27, 2021

Why Biden’s eyes are on foreign prizes

Joe Biden’s laser-like focus on domestic policy has yielded his first big win with a $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus, but his presidency could yet be remembered more for its foreign policy legacy.   

March 14, 2021

Why Japan is center stage in America’s anti-China alliance

Japan’s growing geopolitical importance will be showcased in the coming days, as the country helps convene a virtual Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders’ meeting on Friday before hosting the US secretaries of state and defense on Monday.

March 11, 2021

Why the UK nations are better together

The Scottish National Party (SNP) expects a triumph in May’s national elections, but internal feuds threaten not just this goal but also its aspiration for Scottish independence.

March 06, 2021

EU foreign policy in a state of post-Brexit flux

European presidents and prime ministers meet at the end of this week, with Friday’s discussion focused on international relations. Post-Brexit, the EU’s foreign policy is in flux in one important, but much overlooked, outcome of the UK’s withdrawal.

February 24, 2021