Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond is Associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics, and a former UK Government Special Adviser

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President Barack Obama listen as German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington

Ukraine crisis: If the Merkel-Hollande peace initiative fails, what will Obama do next?

There is likely to be growing support in the United States for boosting military support

Ed Miliband

Now the economy is finally recovering, 2015 could well be the year of the left

A new study gives hope to progressives who have been disheartened by a shift to the right in recent years

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014.

The global climate change deal we've been waiting for may arrive in 2015 thanks to US diplomacy

The landmark US-China deal bodes well for next year's climate summit in Paris

US Midterms: Even if the Republicans gain control of the Senate, Obama still has a lot to play for

Whether it's a nuclear deal with Iran, countering terrorism or boosting global trade, the President's list of achievements doesn't have to end after this week's elections

As the last British troops leave Afghanistan, can its government bring peace and stability to the country?

National unity hangs in the balance, but the opportunity is there

Ukrainian soldiers near the city of Slaviansk as fighting continued in eastern Ukraine

From Vietnam to Nazi Germany, why do politicians continue to use faulty historical analogy?

Our leaders misinterpret past crises just as frequently as they learn the right lessons from them

Hillary Clinton has proved a master of PR with a series of impromptu winning moves

Who will take on Hilary Clinton in 2016 – and how will they beat her?

A recent poll found that 67% of Democrats favour Clinton to win the party nomination

Military Tam O Shanter caps belonging to soldiers of The 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland are placed on the wall of Loos British Cemetery

A century after WW1, there is little danger of history repeating itself

Tensions may be raising around the world, but the stakes have become too high

A member of the Kurdish security forces takes up position with his weapon while guarding an oil refinery, on the outskirts of Mosul

Isis doesn't just threaten Iraq or Syria, but the entire Western world

We must be prepared for the worst when foreign fighters return home, while keeping a close eye on wider global terror networks

Alex Salmond and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon present the White Paper for Scottish independence in November 2013 in Glasgow
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