IDEAS analysis helps to explain global foreign policy and identify issues of strategic and diplomatic importance.
Reports: IDEAS research papers offering in-depth analysis. Includes special reports which feature a range of world-class expertise on vital issues and reports produced by IDEAS projects.
Strategic Updates: Identifying topics of emerging strategic importance in international affairs.
Journals: IDEAS is home to two internationally esteemed journals: Cold War History, the most prominent journal in the field, and International Politics, a wide-ranging journal that deals with world politics and international affairs.
In addition, the analysis archive collects other past publications from LSE IDEAS, including the situation analysis series, and IDEAS today magazine.
Making the 'Special Relationship' Great Again?
Donald Trump’s election poses uncomfortable questions for Britain about the future of the UK-US ‘Special Relationship’. This Strategic Update looks at the core elements of the ‘Special Relationship’ that could be under strain and how Britain could be left between a Trump Rock and a Brexit Hard Place. Read online
Dahrendorf Forum Policy Brief: Are Europe’s wind and solar industries still attractive for Chinese companies?
Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in Europe has been rising exponentially since 2007. This policy brief reflects on the present state of Chinese FDI in the European solar and wind sectors and gives some recommendations for European, and especially German, stakeholders.
The Greek Euro Tragedy
This Strategic Update discusses the most recent problems for the Eurozone, namely the Greek crisis and how the European Central Bank’s (ECB) lack of democratic accountability has contributed to the instability of the Eurozone. Read online / Download pdf
After the Drug Wars
Read the report endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize winners setting out a framework for the future of international drug policy in the 'post war on drugs' era, based on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Brexit: What Happens Next?
The British withdrawal from the EU will be a process not an event. This Strategic Update by Tim Oliver sets out the nine overlapping series of negotiations to expect and the positions the 27 remaining EU countries, gathered from a network of researchers across the continent. Read online / Download pdf
China's Geoeconomic Strategy
This report which provides a systematic assessment of the economic bases of China’s foreign policy and the challenges the country faces as it makes the transition from rising power to superpower. LSE IDEAS' work on China continues with the China Foresight Project.
You can also view news analysis and media appearances from IDEAS People.