The late Roy Jenkins, a former president of the European Commission and UK Cabinet minister, famously coined the phrase “tail-end Charlies” to describe beleaguered prime ministers who come into office toward the end of a long period of rule by their parties.
October 07, 2023
There may have been criticisms of the G20’s joint declaration at the weekend, including from Ukraine and environmental nongovernmental organizations, but the summit surpassed many expectations and provided some key business takeaways.
September 11, 2023
While much of Russia’s national focus remains on Ukraine, and the wider European area, President Vladimir Putin maintains big economic and political ambitions for the Asia-Pacific region, too.
August 26, 2023
In the six decades since India had its first ambassador accredited to the European Economic Community, perceptions of the world’s most populous democracy have been transformed across much of the bloc.
July 13, 2023
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.
January 28, 2023
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.
December 29, 2022
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.
August 26, 2022