• When good men do nothing

    Colin Chapman     |      April 10, 2022

    Russia’s vile atrocities against Ukrainian civilians is deliberate and systematic, and yet even the horrors of Bucha are not enough to stir the West into full scale economic and military action against Putin’s terrorist regime.

  • Europe turns blue and gold for Ukraine

    Colin Chapman     |      March 7, 2022

    After two decades of ignoring or appeasing Vladimir Putin’s bluster and aggression, European leaders have finally faced the reality of the angry and voracious bear on their borders.

  • Putin sets the world against him

    Colin Chapman     |      March 1, 2022

    Putin’s brutal vision of a resurgent Russian empire will not stop at the borders of a butchered Ukraine.

  • Climate catastrophe

    Colin Chapman     |      August 15, 2021

    There is ample evidence global leaders at every level have failed to improve living conditions or to protect the planet. Few politicians care to face up to reality until it stares them in the face.

  • Dealing with a different China

    Colin Chapman     |      August 5, 2021

    China’s fortification of the South and East China Seas, crushing of Hong Kong’s freedoms, oppression of Uyghurs and other minorities, and extension of Xi Jinping’s leadership from a decade to life signal the need for a strengthening in allied policy to contain its growing ambitions.

  • A promised land

    Colin Chapman     |      May 22, 2021

    Obama’s account of his movement from lower reaches of Democrat politics to the White House is compelling reading. It is well written, and best digested slowly, chapter by chapter, anecdote by anecdote.

  • Europe after Trump

    Colin Chapman     |      January 17, 2021

    Decision makers and opinion formers in Europe viewed the Trump presidency with increasing apprehension and disquiet, but problems and issues will remain long after Biden takes office.

  • The storm before the calm

    Colin Chapman     |      September 3, 2020

    Many Americans think their country is in bad shape but George Friedman’s close examination of American history indicates that the country is in the midst of an expected period of transition rather than a state of decline.

  • One nation under Boris

    Colin Chapman     |      December 19, 2019

    After routing the Labour Party in its own heartlands, Boris Johnson has pledged to reshape Tories into a “People’s Party” and build strong new relationships with Europe.

  • Six things we learned from Davos

    Colin Chapman     |      February 16, 2019

    From Prince William and Sir David Attenborough’s chat on habitat loss to a pep talk from Alibaba’s Jack Ma, AIIA Fellow Colin Chapman outlines some of the highlights from the 2019 World Economic Forum.