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IDEAS Associate David Cadier writes for LSE Connect magazine on what prompted Russian annexation of Crimea and how Putin’s drive to consolidate his domestic political regime has spilled over into foreign policy.
Safe Zone Syria
Establishing ‘safe zones’ in Syria remains the most realistic route to tackling Europe’s refugee crisis, writes IDEAS Visiting Fellow Effie G. H. Pedaliu on the LSE European Politics and Policy Blog.
China Foresight's Dr Yu Jie blogs on the LSE Brexit Blog how Britain leaving the European Union could threaten the "golden age" of China-UK relations.
Solar Panels

Dahrendorf Fellow Olivia Gippner interviews Australian climate envoy Howard Bamsey for the Lowy Institute's Interpreter blog on how 'prickly' relations with EU hamper climate diplomacy. 


Senior Fellow and former Co-Director at IDEAS Arne Westad writes for Politico on why American politicians going after Xi Jinping should think hard about who the alternative would be.

IDEAS Associate Andrew Hammond writes for Reuters on why Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States is the most important in decades.

Pourquoi l'avenir de la Chine est vert or Why China's Future is Green. Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow on Europe-East Asia Relations Olivia Gippner writes for the Huffington Post France on Chinese environmentalism (in French). 

IDEAS Associate Andrew Hammond writes in Gulf News on how Afghan attacks show country at crossroads and the challenges for Afghanistan's President Ashraf Gani.

For all parties involved, the Iran nuclear deal is big win writes former IDEAS Pinto Fellow Bryan Gibson on the .

Dahrendorf Fellow on Europe-North America relations Tim Oliver writes for the LSE American Politics and Policy Blog on how Brexit is an issue President Obama has every right to be concerned about as a UK exit from the EU would affect the United States. 

IDEAS Director Michael Cox reflects on being in Greece during the Euro crisis on the LSE European Politics and Policy Blog, arguing that despite Alexis Tsipras' climbdown, Europe has suffered most.

How has the Ukraine conflict affected relations between Russia and Central and Eastern European EU member states? Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow on Europe-Russia Relations Cristian Nitoiu writes for the LSE European Politics and Policy Blog on a clear revival of nationalist and anti-Russian sentiments which politicians have sought to use to their advantage. 

"The joint declaration is actually something of a breakthrough." Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow on Europe-East Asia Relations Olivia Gippner comments on a China - EU agreement on climate change in the Sydney Morning Herald
Russia's Foreign Policy

What's driving Russia's foreign policy? IDEAS Fellow David Cadier and IDEAS Senior Fellow Margot Light has co-edited a new book entilted Russia's Foreign Policy. Ideas, Domestic Politics and External Relations.  The book, published on July 2, opens the black box of Russia’s foreign policy to analyse, in particular, the drivers of its actions in and around Ukraine. More details from publishers Palgrave here.


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