Andrew Hammond

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

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Brexit puzzle grows on UK’s referendum anniversary

Friday marks the seventh anniversary of the UK’s EU exit referendum, yet the nation is still widely perceived not to be “making Brexit work.”

June 22, 2023

Latin America is the EU’s new super priority

Latin America has previously been called the “lost” or “forgotten” continent, yet it is now assuming a much higher strategic importance, especially in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

June 17, 2023

Boris Johnson, Silvio Berlusconi and the future of populism in Europe

This week’s downfall of Boris Johnson and the death of Silvio Berlusconi — two of Europe’s best-known and most successful populist politicians — has shone a spotlight on how much European politics has changed in the last few decades. 

June 15, 2023

General election in Spain could cause shockwaves across Europe

The focus in much of Europe during the summer months often turns toward Spain, the euro zone’s fourth largest economy, given that it is one of the leading tourist destinations in the region. However, two major political events are intensifying the focus on the country this year.

June 10, 2023

Franco-German angst leaves Europe’s power balance in flux

For much of the post-Second World War era, the close partnership between Germany and France has been the engine of ever closer European integration. However, that calculus is changing, potentially significantly so.

June 08, 2023

Can Biden and Sunak spark ‘special relationship’?

Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak have different political philosophies and personas, yet they are both hoping that they can “re-spark” the special relationship after years in the deep freeze.

June 03, 2023

Biden’s booster plan for the Asia-Pacific hits a hurdle

Joe Biden began his presidency with the Asia-Pacific region as the focal point of his foreign policy. Yet, almost two and a half years later, the continuing conflict in Ukraine has dramatically recast his international priorities.

May 25, 2023

Biodiversity crisis a red alert for planet’s future

Next Monday’s International Day for Biological Diversity is perhaps the most important ever, with an increasing number of scientists suggesting the planet is facing a possible sixth mass extinction event. 

May 18, 2023

G7 summit will showcase revival of the Western alliance

In the build-up to this week’s G7 summit, a wide range of issues, from climate change to the global economy have been discussed by Western ministers. However, the overriding issue to be discussed in Hiroshima from May 19-21 is the conflict in Ukraine and its ongoing ramifications.

May 13, 2023