The new EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, has an eye-catching declaration of intent. But Vassilis Ntousas of Chatham House asks what this means in practice
Targeted advertising on social media platforms is warping democracy – being transparent about where it comes from is the first step towards an even playing field.
To avoid the disastrous destabilisation of the Middle East, bold political solutions will need to be embraced, writes John Raine of the International Institute for Strategic Studies
Cities play a significant role in world politics, and influence the approach to many challenges, from climate change and cybersecurity, to terrorism and pandemics
Protesters across the region have changed tactics following the experiences of the Arab Spring. Georges Fahmi of Chatham House explains why
Iran has developed the ability to win wars through third parties, and so minimize the chances of retaliation, argues John Chipman of ISIS
Mobile technology has allowed for cheaper and quicker political outreach to the masses. But new research finds approval of governments declines as data coverage increases.
Is Russia really now an international security provider? Despite Moscow’s success in Syria, such claims may be oversimplified
We need a new vision geared towards meeting the challenges and opportunities in a changing world, argue Ash Jain and Matthew Kroenig in an Atlantic Council strategy paper
George Soros looks at the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of nationalism in that time.
For all the obstacles in the way of peaceful civilian rule in Sudan, there are reasons to be optimistic it can be achieved – if the international community plays a crucial role
Russia is increasingly focused on Africa. The challenge for the continent is to ensure Africans benefit, and not fall victim to a geopolitical chess game
We need a new approach to world governance that addresses global technology problems, argues Yaroslav Lissovolik, of the Valdai Discussion Club
At the root of growing discontent in the West lies a clear problem: the international capitalist model has stopped functioning as it should, argues Jim O’Neill of Chatham House
A peace-deal mechanism for parts of Eastern Ukraine now exists. But the Ukrainian government needs to tread carefully to achieve an end to conflict