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Andrew Hammond

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

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Don’t hold your breath for a thaw in the US-Russia chill

Last week’s assault on the US Congress has obscured what may be an even more significant attack on US interests: A major cyberhack by Russia.   

January 09, 2021

With his post-Brexit trip to India, UK PM Boris Johnson aims to send a statement of intent

One of the unintended consequences for the UK of the coronavirus crisis and Brexit has been that Boris Johnson’s premiership has involved very little international travel recently — and what there has been was mainly limited to Europe.

December 30, 2020

Biden’s in-tray is already full

Joe Biden is no stranger to massive foreign policy challenges. In 2009, the in-tray for him and Barack Obama was widely acknowledged as the most daunting of any White House team in the postwar era, ranging from Iraq and Afghanistan to tackling climate change.

December 28, 2020

Will ‘Little England’ or ‘Global Britain’ prevail in 2021?

Whether “Global Britain” or “Little England” becomes the more powerful political narrative across the UK post-Brexit will help define the country’s politics in 2021 and beyond.

December 24, 2020

How ‘America first’ has mostly failed the US

As Donald Trump enters his final month in office, it is increasingly clear that his much-hyped “America first” foreign policy revolution has largely failed. 

December 19, 2020

UK destined to debate EU relationship for years to come

Whether or not a post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal is ratified by Dec. 31, Britain faces major changes in the new year. However, one big constant in the relationship will be the monumental time and effort that UK governments will continue to need to devote to the European bloc.

December 16, 2020

A year of key votes that could shape our world

The eyes of much of the world remain on the aftermath of last month’s US presidential and congressional elections, but other eye-catching ballots in the next 12 months will shape not just domestic politics and economics but also international relations well into the 2020s.

December 12, 2020