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Andrew Hammond

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

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Red or blue, let’s hope the US votes green

Next month’s US presidential election will not just settle a slew of major domestic issues for at least four years, it will also have a profound impact on key international ones, perhaps the biggest being the future of global climate action.

October 17, 2020

Why ‘Brand America’ is on the ballot too

Donald Trump and Joe Biden meet for the first presidential debate on Tuesday with not just themselves but “Brand America” itself on the ballot. 

September 26, 2020

Why the world is watching Trump vs Biden

As the Labor Day holiday in the US on Monday marks the traditional start of the presidential election campaign, it is striking how much international interest there is in the race.    

September 05, 2020

EU-UK trade talks: No-deal Brexit would cause a shock neither party needs

A new round of UK-EU Brexit negotiations begins next week with talks on a knife-edge. While an agreement could still be reached, a no-deal exit remains a significant possibility, as no major progress has yet been made on two key issues: Future “level playing field” rules and fishing rights.

September 03, 2020

Europe’s big beasts make plans for the future

The hand of history was on the minds of Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel in their mini-summit last week; 76 years after Paris was liberated from Nazi forces, the two leaders plotted the future of the EU and Europe’s wider role in the world.

August 22, 2020

How the UK’s post-Brexit trade deals hit a brick wall

EU-UK trade talks resume this week amid growing optimism about a deal, but the UK’s wider Brexit trade strategy remains hampered, and Japan is the only major economy with which an agreement may be imminent.

August 15, 2020