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Post-Brexit Briefing: The Future of Agricultural and Fisheries Policy

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The next post-Brexit briefing of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission discussed the future of Britain’s agriculture and fisheries industries post CAP and CFP.

Commentary

Anne Applebaum: Can Michael Flynn Overhaul NATO?

Friday, 18 November 2016

NATO is in need of a shake-up, but such a project must be carried out with mutual respect and commitment, and with the understanding that the United States also benefits from its transatlantic military leadership—Anne Applebaum's latest for the Washinton Post.

Events

New American Leadership, Brexit and What’s Next

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Legatum Institute, in partnership with the Manhattan Institute, hosted a one-day conference on some of the most important issues facing the next American Administration, and the related implications on the 'Special Relationship' with post-Brexit Britain.

Events

Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme hosted a discussion with Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Sir (Gus) O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary. They discussed Graham's forthcoming book, Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream, and how to employ ‘Economics of Wellbeing’ to improve policy-making.

Commentary

Christian Caryl: The US Constitution Needs a Makeover

Friday, 11 November 2016

The 2016 US election shows that it’s time to start a national conversation about fundamental political reform, writes Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow (Democracy Lab)

Commentary

Anne Applebaum: Is America Still the Leader of the Free World?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

For the United States and for Europe, the moment of reckoning has now arrived, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Anne Applebaum: Trump is a Threat to the West as We Know It, Even if He Loses

Friday, 4 November 2016

If Trump loses, the story isn’t over: His campaign will no doubt metastasise into a television channel and a news network, and will continue to spread, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Why is Trump Suddenly Talking About World War III?

Friday, 28 October 2016

Putin uses the scare tactics to stay in power—and in Syria—but now Trump is repeating the threats, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

The World’s Worst Authoritarian Leaders Have Realised Nostalgia is Way More Powerful than Fact

Monday, 24 October 2016

If you have no real vision for where your country is heading, it’s much easier to wallow in invented pasts then plan for the future—and politicians who most dislike facts are also the most enthusiastic nostalgists. By Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (Quartz)

Publications

Facts We Can Believe In: How to Make Fact-Checking Better

Friday, 7 October 2016

The latest ‘Beyond Propaganda’ paper looks at recent claims that we are living in a ‘post-fact’ world. Authored by Alistair Shawcross, this publication examines the role of fact-checking organisations in combatting disinformation and points towards recommendations for the future.

Commentary

We’ve Got to Face It: Trump Is Riding a Global Trend

Monday, 26 September 2016

If Hillary Clinton wants to win, she needs to confront the rise of fear-driven politics, writes Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow.

Commentary

In Poland, a Preview of What Trump Could Do to America

Monday, 19 September 2016

Right-wing nationalists launder a conspiracy theory into official truth, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

How Russia Could Spark a US Electoral Disaster

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Russian meddling in the US election could spell a disaster for the democratic process and for any result that may occur, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

The Secret to Trump: He’s Really a Russian Oligarch

Friday, 19 August 2016

The real problem with Trump isn’t that he is sympathetic to Russian oligarchs, it’s that he is a Russian oligarch, albeit one who happens to be American, writes Anne  Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

How Putin Plans to Disrupt the US Election

Saturday, 30 July 2016

As the furore around the Democratic National Committee email hack grows, fingers have started to point to Russian involvement and the implications for this are disturbing, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Spectator)

Commentary

Is Moscow Really Working To Put Donald Trump In The White House?

Thursday, 28 July 2016

There has been much debate and speculation regarding the connection between Russia, Trump and the Presidential election. As the debate gathers momentum we must remember writes Anne Applebaumm, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, that ‘‘the tycoon has plenty of shady Russian connections.’’

Commentary

Why We Need a President Clinton

Thursday, 28 July 2016

America needs President Clinton if it is to maintain the alliances that preserve international peace and maintain its power, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

Russia Does Its Best to Elect President Trump

Monday, 25 July 2016

The motives behind the WikiLeak emails scandal that has engulfed the Democratic Party during their Convention may have more sinister ulterior motives that point to a coordinated attempt by the Kremlin to influence the US election, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (National Post)

Commentary

That ’70’s Chaos Show All Over Again

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The parallels between the populist themes of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and the rise of anti-EU feeling in the UK as well as across Europe is striking and must be recognised if we are to do anything to address it, writes Christian Caryl, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow and editor of Democracy Lab (Politico)

Commentary

The Real Damage Done by Melania Trump’s Speech

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Following Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump’s blatant plagiarism of a speech by Michelle Obama at the Republican National Convention, it not only caused great damage to Trump’s personal reputation and image but also did nothing to dispel the stereotypes surrounding Melania and her convictions, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the  Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post) 

Commentary

How a Trump Presidency Could Destabilise Europe

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is already achieving key objectives for the Russian government in the Kremlin and has the potential to destabilise the entire European region, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post) 

Events

21st Century Capitalism: The Tools to Deal with Trade Policy

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Legatum Institute's Economics of Prosperity programme was pleased to host a breakfast discussion with Razeen Sally, one of the world’s leading trade experts.

Commentary

Fact-Checking in a ‘Post-Fact World’

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The nature of information in the social media age means it keeps getting easier for politicians, partisans, computerised “bots” and foreign governments to manipulate news, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

The ‘Trump effect’ Will Help Authoritarians Around the World

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The success of ‘The Donald’ has already lent significant aid to anti-democratic movements worldwide, argues Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Freign Policy Speech

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Donald Trump’s first foreign policy speech was a mess of inconsistent slogans, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Trump’s Campaign Brings Eastern Europe’s Political ‘Tactics’ to the US

Monday, 25 April 2016

Donald Trump’s new campaign manager returns to US politics after many years spent working for Ukraine’s thuggish former president, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Why Obama is Right to Urge Britain to Stay in the EU

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The United States can't afford for the UK to lose its foothold as a world leader, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post).

Events

Race to the White House: Will Populism Trump Prosperity?

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Tim Shipman, Political Editor of The Sunday Times, moderated a panel discussion that analysed the dynamics of what is already proving to be an extraordinary US presidential election.

Commentary

Why Insurgency Is Fun

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The status quo in the Western democracies is under attack—and its defenders are looking more listless by the hour, writes Christian Caryl, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and editor of Democracy Lab.

Events

A Genuine Rapprochement? A Look at US Policy Towards Iran

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and former US negotiator on the Iran Sanctions, led an off-the-record discussion with analysts, academics and journalists.

Commentary

Trump/Sanders Policies Could Cost Six Million American Jobs

Friday, 11 March 2016

The protectionist policies put forward by US Republican candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, will be the biggest job-killer we have seen since the Great Depression, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Commentary

Is This the End of the West As We Know It?

Friday, 4 March 2016

In her latest column for the Washington Post, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, fears we are two or three bad elections away from the end of the liberal world order.

Commentary

Donald Trump’s Campaign of Conspiracy Theories

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Some are trying to explain the unexplainable. Others aren’t looking for the truth, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

International Tax Reform Opportunities and the US Elections

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Congressman George Holding, Representative for the 13th District of North Carolina, spoke to a group of bankers, journalists, and London-based US business leaders about the danger inherent in America’s isolationist foreign policy, the need for tax reform, and the surprising popularity of Donald Trump among even moderate Republicans.

Commentary

Spokesman for Birthers, Truthers, and Internet Trolls

Friday, 21 August 2015

Donald Trump has brought the language and ideas of birthers, truthers, and conspiracy theorists onto the national stage, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

America’s Foreign Policy Recovery

Friday, 12 June 2015

Can America lead again? It will take more than speeches and tough talk, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

When it Comes to Politics, the US and Britain Could Learn From Each Other

Thursday, 16 April 2015

What will the voters get out of these very different political experiences, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute in her latest Washington Post column.

Events

America's Presidential Race—2016

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

As America gears up for its 2016 General Election, Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of The National Interest, gave an insider's account of the runners and riders in the US election.

Commentary

The Case for Quitting E-mail

Friday, 20 March 2015

Why does anyone think the State Department would have been a safer place to store Hillary Clinton’s email, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Public Event with Senator Marco Rubio, United States Senator of Florida

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

United States Senator Marco Rubio gave a public address on recent developments in the United States and questions about America's continued engagement in the world, as well as what it means for the future of the transatlantic alliance.

Events

American Foreign Policy in an Age of Transitions

Friday, 18 October 2013

A conversation with William Inboden, William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft, University of Texas-Austin, on American foreign policies.

News

The Future of Conservatism—From Both Sides of the Atlantic

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Legatum Institute hosted David Frum, author of 'Why Romney Lost' and contributing editor at 'Newsweek' and 'The Daily Beast', for a conversation on the future of conservative politics. 

News

After the US Election: Democracy Challenges

Monday, 26 November 2012

Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, believes the strength of the West is crucial in reinforcing the strength of democracy.

Events

Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty at the Legatum Institute

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Legatum Institute hosted a private dinner with the Co-Chairman of Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign.