We all have a role to play in supporting Syria's vulnerable civilians
Friday, 13 April 2018
The recent chemical attack on Douma is the latest atrocity in a civil war which has had a devastating impact on Syria's civilian population.
The civil war in Syria has just entered its eighth year. And as the attack in Douma demonstrates, it shows little sign of abating. Its impact on the country’s people and communities has been truly devastating, with hundreds of thousands of civilians killed. Additionally, close to six million Syrians have fled the country as refugees, with a similar number now displaced internally within its borders.
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)
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.
The Disastrous Non-Intervention in Syria
Monday, 29 August 2016
Physical, human and political damage on an unprecedented scale. Syria has turned into a disaster because of non-intervention writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. (Washington Post)
Regaining Control in An Unsettled Europe
Saturday, 14 November 2015
In the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, explains why extremists must not be allowed to capitalise on Europe's insecurity (Washington Post)
Russia and the Great Forgetting
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Russia is reverting to old patterns of behaviour with Putin’s Ukrainian and Syrian adventures. Military strength and disinformation is being used in the same way as under the Soviets, says Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum (Commentary magazine)
Realists, Beware of Russians Making Deals
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Vladimir Putin just wants to make a deal with the West on Syria. What could be the harm in that? Christian Caryl's latest for Democracy Lab
Putin's Power Plays
Sunday, 27 September 2015
The Russian president's mission in Syria is about projecting strength at home—not influencing global events, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Migrant Crisis in Hungary
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, participated in an ABC podcast on Hungary's struggle to meet the challenge of the thousands seeking escape from violence in places like Syria and Iraq.
Europe’s Deadly Denial
Monday, 14 September 2015
The refugee crisis is the consequence of Europe’s refusal to confront the wars on its borders, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Slate)
The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation
Monday, 22 June 2015
To launch its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute has published a collection of essays that explore how and why neo-authoritarian and ‘hybrid’ regimes have become more sophisticated in their use of propaganda in the 21st century.
Lessons from Afghanistan
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Former ambassadors to Afghanistan Jean d’Amécourt and Mark Sedwill discussed lessons learned from the French and British experience and how they apply to transitions elsewhere in the world.
Global Power Shifts: A Status Report
Monday, 18 March 2013
The Legatum Institute hosted Michael Moran, Editor-in-Chief of Renaissance Insights, for a wide-ranging conversation on the changing realities of shifts in global power.
What Next for Syria?
Thursday, 8 November 2012
The Legatum Institute hosted a live webcast and panel discussion with Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister of Afghanistan and Clare Lockhart, who worked with him on the 2001 Bonn Agreement and later on the Afghan transition.