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Andrew Hammond

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

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Ireland’s border and the threat to Brexit

Tuesday is the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday agreement which sought to put an end to more than 30 years of conflict stemming from tensions between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland.  While the deal has achieved significant success, it now faces a new test with Brexit that r

April 07, 2018

EU’s eastern challenges highlighted by Hungary election

Hungary is preparing for a landmark election on Sunday that is expected to see euroskeptic, illiberal Prime Minister Viktor Orban returned to power for a fourth term.

April 05, 2018

Why Biden is the Democrat favorite for 2020

Former US senator and vice president Joe Biden said this week that “the jury is still out” as to whether he will run for the White House in 2020.

March 31, 2018

Beijing and its soft power deficit

The $50 billion of US tariffs on Chinese goods announced last week could be “shock therapy,” America’s new National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.

March 28, 2018

How Brexit talks nearly foundered on the Rock

The European Council summit of presidents and prime ministers on Friday confirmed the Brexit transition deal agreed last Monday between the UK and EU-27.

March 23, 2018

Trump-Kim summit is not a ‘Nixon in China’ moment

South Korea will this week push ahead with its northern neighbor to prepare for Donald Trump’s proposed summit with Kim Jong-un — the first time a sitting US president will have met with a North Korean supreme leader.

March 20, 2018