Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond is an associate at LSE IDEAS (the Centre for International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was formerly a UK goverment special adviser at a time when Britain last held the presidency of the European Union.
Andrew Hammond
Andrew Hammond is an associate at LSE IDEAS (the Centre for International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was formerly a UK goverment special adviser at a time when Britain last held the presidency of the European Union.

Latest from Andrew Hammond

The View | Mixed pre-Brexit messaging with Japan and China has muddled the UK’s post-Brexit future

Trade with major partners like Tokyo and Beijing was a major selling point for Brexit, but a series of faux pas has officials scrambling to undo the damage before the EU departure date.

27 Feb 2019 - 10:32PM
Mixed pre-Brexit messaging with Japan and China has muddled the UK’s post-Brexit future

Trade with major partners like Tokyo and Beijing was a major selling point for Brexit, but a series of faux pas has officials scrambling to undo the damage before the EU departure date.

The View | Brexit apart, Spain’s political uncertainty is a microcosm of the euro zone’s deepening troubles

The Spanish prime minister’s call for an early general election is symptomatic of governmental instability and stagnating growth across the euro zone. A no-deal Brexit is not a shock the single currency region could bear easily.

18 Feb 2019 - 10:23PM
Brexit apart, Spain’s political uncertainty is a microcosm of the euro zone’s deepening troubles

The Spanish prime minister’s call for an early general election is symptomatic of governmental instability and stagnating growth across the euro zone. A no-deal Brexit is not a shock the single currency region could bear easily.

Opinion | As Theresa May’s Brexit deal lies in tatters, the EU should remember it’s not blameless

The incompetence of Theresa May’s government has been on full display this week, but the EU has also displayed a lack of imagination in negotiations.

16 Jan 2019 - 3:46PM
As Theresa May’s Brexit deal lies in tatters, the EU should remember it’s not blameless

The incompetence of Theresa May’s government has been on full display this week, but the EU has also displayed a lack of imagination in negotiations.

Opinion | Theresa May’s vote failure leaves her on the brink and the UK on a collision course with hard Brexit

British PM’s hasty postponement of her proposal before Parliament shows how hard it is to craft a Brexit deal that the public, and EU, can support.

11 Dec 2018 - 8:30PM
Theresa May’s vote failure leaves her on the brink and the UK on a collision course with hard Brexit

British PM’s hasty postponement of her proposal before Parliament shows how hard it is to craft a Brexit deal that the public, and EU, can support.

Mike Pompeo must navigate a minefield in South Asia: soothing Pakistan while embracing India

The US secretary of state, on his back-to-back visits to the two neighbouring nations with fraught relations, will have to court Pakistan’s new prime minister while securing closer ties with India as part of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Mike Pompeo must navigate a minefield in South Asia: soothing Pakistan while embracing India

The US secretary of state, on his back-to-back visits to the two neighbouring nations with fraught relations, will have to court Pakistan’s new prime minister while securing closer ties with India as part of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

Donald Trump searches for a lasting foreign policy legacy at summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore

If it unfolds as hoped, Trump’s new deal with the North Korean leader would provide some substance to a foreign policy platform that has thus far been more about tearing down the achievements of his predecessors.

12 Jun 2018 - 5:54PM
Donald Trump searches for a lasting foreign policy legacy at summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore

If it unfolds as hoped, Trump’s new deal with the North Korean leader would provide some substance to a foreign policy platform that has thus far been more about tearing down the achievements of his predecessors.

Don’t overhype Singapore: the Trump administration should see North Korea negotiations as a process, not a peak

The Trump administration has built expectations to extraordinary heights for a single summit with Kim Jong-un, when the most effective agreements are the product of a laborious process.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Don’t overhype Singapore: the Trump administration should see North Korea negotiations as a process, not a peak

The Trump administration has built expectations to extraordinary heights for a single summit with Kim Jong-un, when the most effective agreements are the product of a laborious process.

The View | China must boost its soft power to balance economic brawn

While China is now perceived as an economic powerhouse, it must do more to burnish perceptions of its global ambitions.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
China must boost its soft power to balance economic brawn

While China is now perceived as an economic powerhouse, it must do more to burnish perceptions of its global ambitions.

What Xi Jinping needs to hear from Kim Jong-un in China

The Chinese president will probably want to discuss Kim Jong-un’s planned summits with the leaders of South Korea and the United States and emphasise how quickly tensions may return if they go badly.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
What Xi Jinping needs to hear from Kim Jong-un in China

The Chinese president will probably want to discuss Kim Jong-un’s planned summits with the leaders of South Korea and the United States and emphasise how quickly tensions may return if they go badly.

Three ways Putin could stay in power after 2024 following his re-election as Russian president

Russian President Vladimir Putin has consolidated his power domestically with his re-election on Sunday but his relationship with the West remains more challenging.

19 Mar 2018 - 6:28PM
Three ways Putin could stay in power after 2024 following his  re-election as Russian president

Russian President Vladimir Putin has consolidated his power domestically with his re-election on Sunday but his relationship with the West remains more challenging.

North Korea returns to talks with South Korea, this time with higher stakes
On Brexit negotiations, the European Union may not be that united
How the flexible Paris climate accord can become a foundation for sustainable development
Donald Trump can still have a successful presidency despite low poll numbers
Can Trump see beyond North Korea and focus on a broader Asia strategy?
The next test of China-Russia cooperation: containing the North Korea crisis
Four issues Theresa May must tackle to salvage Brexit talks
Why a weakened Angela Merkel is still the most important politician in the West
North Korea will be top of the agenda as Xi meets Putin in Moscow
US withdrawal will not mean the death of the Paris climate accord
Will Theresa May’s snap-poll gamble pay off as she stakes political future on Brexit?
Will Xi and Trump find a meeting of minds over North Korea?
For Abe, a visit to the Trump White House is a key stop en route to a stronger Japan
Pearl Harbour visit shows Japan’s Abe has eyes trained on China and pacifist rethink
Italy’s referendum shock sparks contagion fears amid rise of populist forces in Europe
Triumphant Trump now needs a campaign to reassure nervous US allies in a world of risks
UK court decision is likely to delay Brexit – and that’s not a bad thing
As America chooses its next leader, the world is watching more closely than ever
In the wake of the doping scandal, is the Olympics more trouble than it’s worth?
Low-carbon future offers a golden opportunity for the EU and Beijing to pull together

Andrew Hammond says the EU and China have much to gain from closer collaboration in tackling climate change – in sharing technology and experience, and in shaping the landscape of the clean energy economy

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Low-carbon future offers a golden opportunity for the EU and Beijing to pull together

Andrew Hammond says the EU and China have much to gain from closer collaboration in tackling climate change – in sharing technology and experience, and in shaping the landscape of the clean energy economy

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