New Horizons for Sustainable and Healthy Built Environments (Chatham House)

Built environments have the potential to transform from primarily ‘users’ of natural resources to ‘providers’ of societal value, which in turn can create infrastructure that is in harmony with people and nature. But to reach this goal stakeholders must be aligned behind this ambition.

Research Analyst, Hoffmann Centre

Research Assistant, Hoffmann Centre

Reforming the World Trade Organization: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation and the Global Trade System (Chatham House)

With trade tensions increasingly politicized, a key appeals process suspended and COVID-19 creating huge economic challenges, a modernized and fully functioning WTO is more essential than ever. This paper makes the case for transatlantic cooperation as a necessary, though insufficient alone, condition for WTO reform.

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger

Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme

Formal Representation for Young People Enhances Politics for All (Chatham House)

Despite grassroots associations, community organizing and online groups offering pathways for political engagement, the room for youth representation in international politics remains narrow, with many young people still left feeling they are passive participants in policymaking.

Ben Horton

Ben Horton

Communications Manager, Communications and Publishing
Michel Alimasi
Member, Common Futures Conversations, Italy
Gift Jedida
Member, Common Futures Conversations, Kenya
Sanne Thijssen
Member, Common Futures Conversations, Netherlands
Mondher Tounsi
Member, Common Futures Conversations, Tunisia

In Conversation with Ambassador Tudor Ulianovschi (Chatham House)

Ambassador Ulianovschi represented Moldova at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019 and was the top Moldovan diplomat in Geneva from 2016-2018. He is currently a candidate for the post of WTO director-general.

E3 Cooperation Beyond Brexit: Challenging but Necessary (Chatham House)

In the current uncertain strategic context for Europe, the E3 is establishing itself as a go-to format for diplomatic cooperation for Europe’s ‘big three’.

Alice Billon-Galland, Professor Richard G Whitman

Lessons from COVID-19: A Catalyst for Improving Sanctions? (Chatham House)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, efforts by states and humanitarian actors to stop its spread and to treat the sick are being hindered by existing sanctions and counterterrorism measures.

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard

Debunking the Myth of ‘Debt-trap Diplomacy’: How Recipient Countries Shape China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Chatham House)

China is often said to be pursuing ‘debt-trap diplomacy’: luring poor, developing countries into agreeing unsustainable loans to pursue infrastructure projects so that, when they experience financial difficulty, Beijing can seize the asset, thereby extending its strategic or military reach. This paper demonstrates that the evidence for such views is limited.

Lee Jones, Shahar Hameiri

COVID-19 Teaches Resilience and the ‘Vulnerability Paradox’ (Chatham House)

Humility from decision-makers, building trust in leaders and institutions, and learning from international experience are critical if countries are to better prepare for the next global crisis.

Gareth Price, Christopher Vandome