October 2015 (5)
Oct 20 2015 11:15AM
China: Picking quarrels and causing trouble (part II)
As President Xi Jinping’s plane hits the tarmac he must be excited about the royal welcome that he’ll be getting in the UK – the red carpet has been rolled out, the flags raised and the banquet prepared! I’m sure he’ll be keen to enjoy...
Oct 16 2015 3:47PM
If Hungary closes its Croatia border, where will all the apples go?
Update: Shortly after this blog was written, Hungary did announce its intention to seal off its border with Croatia at midnight on Friday 16 October. Our researchers will be following developments closely to see if that is indeed what...
Oct 6 2015 6:26PM
Theresa May's absence of evidence is evidence of absence
Party conference speeches are often heavy on the rhetoric, light on the detail. They are meant to be rousing and engaging, after all, so I guess statistics, research and, I don't know...proof, often get bumped for metaphors and even (o...
Oct 5 2015 1:50PM
The UK is trading away its credibility in its relations with Saudi Arabia and China
The revelation that the UK secretly supported the candidacy of Saudi Arabia for a place on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council is a fascinating - if disconcerting - peek behind the diplomatic curtain. It appears to have been a sim...
Oct 1 2015 4:20PM
The Corbyn effect on human rights?
Party Conferences have always been a predictable affair. The party faithful gathering en masse for days (and nights) on end to campaign, gossip and grumble about their party and their policies – often fuelled by little sleep, warm whit...