What Does Trump Mean for Asia?

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Raffaello Pantucci from the Royal United Services Institute. Ever since Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election, Asian countries have been teetering on the brink waiting for his policy decisions. Be it his travel ban that targeted seven Muslim-majority nations, his proposal…

The new UN deal on aviation emissions leaves much to be desired

Written by: David Hodgkinson and Rebecca Johnston Photo credit: Wikipedia. Emissions fron international flights – a bugbear of efforts to combat climate change – will finally be regulated under a scheme agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Thursday last week. It’s a problem that had remained largely unaddressed by states – and airlines – since…

Is Erdoğan becoming a Turkish dictator?

Written by: Natasha Ezrow Turkey, which was once a model for democracy in the Middle East, is skirting dangerously close to autocratic rule under its current leadership. The recent failed coup attempt led to a massive crackdown on the government’s political opponents – and, in particular, the increasing personal power of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been…

Has Angela Merkel made German integration issues worse by letting in a million refugees?

Written by: Rakib Ehsan Sex attacks in Cologne and other German cities; an attempted suicide bombing in Ansbach; a train stabbing spree in Würzburg. These crimes have left a growing number of Germans thinking the previously unthinkable: that Chancellor Angela Merkel – one of the most reasoned, hard-headed, astute politicians of our times – had been…