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Andrew Hammond

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

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Italian political paralysis a concern for eurozone

Sunday’s stalemated Italian election saw no single party or wider bloc win an overall majority in parliament. The headlines have been captured by the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), an anti-establishment group that didn’t exist a decade ago.

March 05, 2018

Four issues May must tackle in Brexit speech

Theresa May will on Friday give only her third set-piece speech on Brexit since becoming UK Prime Minister.

February 28, 2018

Russia looks ahead to life without Putin

With the Russian presidential campaign entering the final straight, Vladimir Putin will give his 2018 state-of-the-union address on Thursday.

February 24, 2018

Italy election threatens European calm

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni released the country’s annual security report on Tuesday, highlighting the possibility of foreign online “influence campaigns” ahead of next month’s election.

February 21, 2018

London raises the stakes to secure Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May restated her nation’s “unconditional” post-Brexit security commitment to Europe in a landmark speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.  Her address, and her visit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday, are key parts of a major attempt by

February 17, 2018

South Korea must capitalize on Olympics opportunity

The Winter Olympics, which started last Friday with a grand opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, has enjoyed a strong start.

February 14, 2018

Trump's State of the Union address will impact US soft power

Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday.

January 31, 2018

May’s China trip aims to renew ‘golden era’ in relations

UK Prime Minister Theresa May makes her first official visit to China from Wednesday to help deepen the bilateral strategic partnership between the countries.

January 30, 2018

London looks to raise game for Brexit transition talks

London and Brussels are making final preparations for the imminent start of Brexit transition negotiations.

January 26, 2018

US-China cooperation can ensure global stability

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos kicked into gear on Tuesday, with around 3,000 leading business and political delegates in attendance — from UK premier Theresa May to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leading Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma.

January 23, 2018