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Andrew Hammond

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

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Why the G20 summit in Japan may be a memorable one

World leaders are finalizing preparations for this month’s G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, potentially the most important since the 2009 meeting in London during the storm of the international financial crisis.

June 15, 2019

UK will need more than pomp to woo Trump

Donald Trump’s attention turns to Eastern Europe on Tuesday when he meets Polish President Andrzej Duda. However, it is was his landmark trip to Western Europe last week, configured around the 75th anniversary of D-Day, that set the recent international political agenda. 

June 08, 2019

Why China’s Xi will emerge from Russia with love this week

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday for a three-day visit, reflecting their burgeoning bilateral dialogue. Yet it is not just this growing warmth driving relations, but also the current chilliness of their ties with the US.

June 01, 2019

Next UK leader must tackle troubled Tory legacy

Theresa May announced, with unusual emotion, on Friday that she will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7. While she will stay on as Britain’s prime minister until at least July, her time in office is now ending with an unfortunately lousy legacy.

May 25, 2019