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Andrew Hammond

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

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European powers offer Africans an alternative to US, China

The global spotlight will shine brightly on Africa this week and next. Leaders from top states in the continent are, separately, meeting Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Theresa May and Angela Merkel, underlining their growing importance, especially on the economic front.

August 29, 2018

Why every big company really needs a ‘foreign minister’

The thwarting by Microsoft of Russian cyber attacks on US political targets underscores the growing potential for businesses to become intertwined with foreign relations between states in sometimes thorny political, human-rights, technological and legal issues.

August 25, 2018

Trump and China need a route away from trade war

Markets have been buoyed by a planned meeting this week of US and Chinese negotiators in an effort to avoid an all-out trade war, but the political backdrop to the meeting is inauspicious. 

August 18, 2018