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

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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