Foreign Affairs

The State of Play in the Middle East

The State of Play in the Middle East

Emily Payne, Parliament Street’s Director of Middle East Studies tells how 2016 changed the region and looks at what is in store for it in 2017.   2016 was an eventful year starting with the Cologne New Year’s Eve sexual assaults and ending in the retaking of Aleppo and assault of Mosul.  Almost six years after the Arab Spring, civil […]

by · 1st January 2017 · Blog, Foreign Affairs
Colombian opposition led by former President Alvaro Uribe march to protest against President Juan Manuel Santos' government and denounce concessions they have made in peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC,  in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, April 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

When Governments Abdicate Their Responsibilty, Chaos Ensues

What is a referendum? A referendum is a single-issue vote by which the state delineates decision making on a controversial issue to the people. In the past year, we’ve seen two issues which have long divided nations come to a head at the ballot box, and the results have been a disaster. Last week, the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, […]

by · 5th October 2016 · Blog, Foreign Affairs
TTIP is Going to New York. Is This the Last Chance for a Deal?

TTIP is Going to New York. Is This the Last Chance for a Deal?

Thomas Lahey is a student at the Catholic University of America and aspiring jurist. EU and US negotiators will meet in New York City between 25-29 April to continue discussions about finalising the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and US Trade Representative Michael Froman have undertaken an ambitious agenda to agree on a framework for this […]

by · 18th April 2016 · Blog, Foreign Affairs
Donald Coming up Trumps in Republican Race

Donald Coming up Trumps in Republican Race

Parliament Street’s Head of Strategy, Nabil Najjar, dissects Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable path to the Republican Presidential nomination. It’s hard to envision three more economically, politically and demographically different states than Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii. So much so that it is almost unimaginable that one Republican candidate can comfortably win Presidential primaries in all three, yet that is exactly what […]

by · 11th March 2016 · frontpage, Foreign Affairs

The Decline of the Left in Europe?

A Parliament Street Report, prepared by James Downes, Director of Public Opinion and Polling Much has been made in the media recently about the decline of traditional mainstream left-wing parties across Western Europe. Recent articles in the Economist and the New Statesman have outlined how the traditional centre left are under attack from insurgent parties from the extreme left and right alike who are […]

by · 2nd March 2016 · Research, Foreign Affairs
Why British Conservatives should care about the Canadian election.

Why British Conservatives should care about the Canadian election.

by Aisha Vance Today Canadians go to the polls to elect their next government. Having only gone through this ourselves barely six months ago, we can freshly remember the hard work, time and dedication put into an election campaign. Perhaps, most fascinating, is the similarities between both Countries during this election – the polls have been mostly tied with the Conservatives […]

by · 19th October 2015 · Foreign Affairs
Europe’s Refugee Crisis is an American Problem Too- and We Can Help

Europe’s Refugee Crisis is an American Problem Too- and We Can Help

By Tom Lahey As thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Libya and parts of West Africa stream across Europe from the east and south, one of the greatest moral questions of our time arises: should the principle of freedom of movement allow all of these people to flow unchecked throughout the continent and settle in accommodations often paid for by […]

by · 9th September 2015 · Blog, Foreign Affairs
Israel deserves Britain’s support

Israel deserves Britain’s support

Today’s Israel is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and forward-thinking democracy. As the forces of Islamic extremism wreak havoc on its neighbours, Israel deserves, and needs, our support. Two weeks ago, dozens of rainbow flags fluttered along Tel Aviv’s spectacular sea front. On 12 June, over 100,000 people gathered in the city to celebrate Asia’s largest gay pride event. It would be […]

by · 23rd June 2015 · Foreign Affairs
Opinion: Why Jeb Bush Is The Obvious Choice For The Republican Nomination

Opinion: Why Jeb Bush Is The Obvious Choice For The Republican Nomination

Monday, March 16th, 2015 In this article, Tom Lahey explains why he thinks that even at this early stage, Jeb Bush is the obvious choice for the Republican nomination. Amongst everything, Lahey argues Bush will give the UK- US relationship, the respect it deserves. So, who is Jeb Bush? Son of George H. W. Bush, President 1989-1993, brother of George […]

by · 16th March 2015 · Blog, Foreign Affairs
The Current State Of The Ebola Epidemic

The Current State Of The Ebola Epidemic

Thursday, March 12th, 2015   In this article Marie Chantal Uwitonze offers an update on the Ebola epidemic, following the recent international action summit in Brussels. On the 3rd of March 2015, the European Union and key partners organized an international Summit on Ebola to take stock of the current fight against Ebola, coordinate further action for the total eradication of the […]

by · 12th March 2015 · Foreign Affairs, Uncategorized