Throughout a year defined by the global pandemic, racial inequality movements and political polarisation, the US has been in the spotlight as the epicentre of social upheaval and amplification of far-right extremism.
As fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh continues into its second week, Russia faces a dilemma about how to respond to the crisis. And Turkey’s newly assertive approach is challenging Russia’s established position of regional dominance.
As the UK formulates its post-Brexit relationship with China, one key policy question is how to develop the bilateral commercial relationship most effectively. This requires not just an understanding of the business opportunities, but also of the political and foreign policy backdrop to UK–China relations.