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Andrew Hammond

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

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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.

January 28, 2023

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.

December 29, 2022

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.

August 26, 2022

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.

August 13, 2022

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.

August 11, 2022

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.

July 30, 2022

UN remains relevant despite Ukraine difficulties

Western countries and corporations’ unexpectedly strong rebuke of Russia following its invasion of Ukraine has surprised many, but now, two months into the conflict, the UN is facing growing criticism of its multilateral efforts to secure peace.

April 29, 2022