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Why Trump Is Right on Russia

Few of the Trump administration’s priorities have received as much criticism from the American foreign policy establishment as the president’s desire to improve relations with Russia. President Trump’s allegedly pro-Russian policies have been the subject of conspiracy theories and scandal. … Read More

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Translating the Informal into the Formal

I have spent a large part of my professional career observing the more formal end of the political process, particularly in connection with foreign policy issues in the European Union and the Middle East. In that domain, the issue of … Read More


Is America Becoming a Third World Country?

Conspiracy theories about Russia suggest that the awful prospect for the USA is of a global superpower with the domestic politics of the Philippines or Argentina. If the allegations about Russia holding a “sex tape” on President-elect Trump were to … Read More


Trump ‘s ‘America First’ Strategy: Europe and Brexit in a World of Blocs

President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’, should it succeed, will represent nothing less than the end of the neo-liberal global order – often called ‘globalisation’ – which has governed world economics, and to some extent politics, for well over 30 years. … Read More

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Let parliament entrench people’s EU-derived social and human rights with supermajorities.

Executive Summary The question of the social and human rights that we, as citizens and residents of the UK, have enjoyed during the 45 years of British membership of the European Union has been given far too little attention. They … Read More


Fed’s rate rise: little impact on China

The rate hike operated by the Fed should not lead to particularly negative consequences for China. In my view, the main reason for this is that China, contrary to the common narrative, is adopting measures to take a step back … Read More


How the President-elect Can Trump Foreign Policy Idealism

The coming Trump administration has deeply worrying aspects, but it also represents a magnificent opportunity to base U.S. foreign policy on the real interests of the American people, rather than what the Washington elites take to be the interests of U.S. … Read More

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No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress

Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice. The much-heralded visit of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to Japan on December 15 and 16 facilitated a great deal of bonding and camaraderie between … Read More

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Is the US Losing in East Asia to China?

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency is continuing to send shockwaves in the corridors of power across East Asia. Yet even before the results of the 2016 US elections became known, the tremors of political change in … Read More

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Behind China and Russia's 'Special Relationship'

The rise of a more politically and militarily assertive Russia and an economically and institutionally ascendant China may be characterized as the two principal forces challenging the United States in global policymaking. China’s and Russia’s strategies for international expansion, in … Read More