Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond works from Oxford/Istanbul. PhD researcher: Islamic history and thought Turkey, Egypt, Gulf. Mideast politics. @StAntsCollege, Oxford. Previous @PembrokeOxford, BBC Arabic, @ECFR, Reuters Andrew Hammond has over 6420 followers on Twitter.

G20 may be most remarkable since 2009

It is not just the splits in the West that could make this year’s G20 memorable.

Trump’s Europe trip highlights low global standing of ‘brand America’

Mexican wall, Muslim travel ban and rejection of the Paris climate deal rejection are key reasons

China on charm offensive at World Economic Forum

Beijing’s deficit of ‘soft power’ – foreign policy and political values – limits its rise to global power

Security decisions will shape EU politics, economics

A new integration agenda may be possible, given that the Eurosceptic wave seems to be retreating.

Macron faces hurdles, despite massive boost

France's youngest president in the six decade-long Fifth Republic has transformed the country’s political landscape in a matter of weeks

Brics meet at key point in battle against global inequality

The Brics are driving income equality but this could reverse if emerging market growth slows and income inequality within countries accelerates

As UK goes to polls, May’s gamble on calling a snap election looks increasingly risky

The prime minister is unlikely to get unequivocal backing for the  ‘hard’ Brexit she’d envisioned.

Trump sours agreement at G7 on climate change, refugee crisis

The US president's G7 blocking manoeuvres meant that low expectations for the summit in Sicily were realised

North Korea tension tops China-Russia agenda

Closer ties between China and Russia has helped the two countries to work toward stronger, common positions on key regional and global issues.

Will Trump stick to ‘America first’ or build bridges with Nato, Europe and G7?

The US president’s foray into geopolitics moves from the Middle East to a Europe uncertain of what his international policy is.

Iran’s next step is a defining moment

The next president will decide the country’s long-term future and its links with the world

Macron’s march forward depends on next month’s election

Macron's presidency rests next month’s two-round legislative election and whether on En Marche! emerges with a legislative majority

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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