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Sorry, Eric Li, Democracy Is Not the Problem

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists aren't radicals or revolutionaries. But that's what Beijing wants you to believe, writes Christian Caryl in his latest column for Democracy Lab.

Why Won’t Boris Stand Up to the Screw You School of Architecture?

Monday, 13 October 2014

The question isn't whether one is for development, but rather what development is for, writes Peter Franklin for ConservativeHome when discussing the Legatum Institute and Create Streets' latest Architecture of Prosperity report.

Must These Ghastly Slabs Be Boris's Legacy to London?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Legatum Institute and Create Streets alternative to the redevelopment of the former Royal Mail site in London is "seriously visionary", writes Simon Jenkins in the Evening Standard. So why isn't Boris listening?

Hong Kong's Religious Revolutionaries

Saturday, 4 October 2014

In his latest Democracy Lab column, editor Christian Caryl asks, do Christians make good rebels?

China’s Explanation for the Hong Kong Protests? Blame America.

Friday, 3 October 2014

In her latest Washington Post column, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, unpicks why dictatorships can’t believe in spontaneity.

Mount Pleasant is a Test for Boris—Can He Beat the System?

Thursday, 2 October 2014

In an article for ConservativeHome, Director of Create Streets and author of a new Legatum Institute paper, Nicholas Boys Smith, urges the Mayor of London to make "the right call" on the planned redevelopment of the Royal Mail Mount Pleasant Sorting Office in London.

Hong Kong: Would a Failure to Allow Democratic Reforms Hurt Its Standing as a Business Hub?

Monday, 29 September 2014

In an article for City A.M., Legatum Institute Programme Director, Nathan Gamester, argues that democratic reforms would be a good thing for Hong Kong's future prosperity.

The Lesson of John Key’s Victory: Keep the Faith

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

With a third election victory under his belt, Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute, explains why the New Zealand Prime Minister's latest success offers hope for Tories—and it's all about determination and strong values (ConservativeHome)

Making the Headlines: The Divide Between Having Ideas and Reporting on them is Dissolving

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Think tank policy papers are meant to be dry; their wonks more like politicised civil servants than hacks. But increasingly think-tanks are doing journalism—not just blogging and tweeting but foreign reporting, too (The Economist)

Suburbia's Secret Slaves

Friday, 19 September 2014

Even the smartest neighbourhoods can hide victims of domestic slavery, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

Scotland Sends Europe’s Elites a Warning

Friday, 19 September 2014

Expect more political earthquakes across Europe, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

The Catalan Connection in Scotland's Independence Referendum

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Spain’s separatists are in Scotland helping the country’s independence movement, writes Christian Caryl, Editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow (Foreign Policy)

In Good Company: Re-evaluating the Legacy of the East India Company

Monday, 15 September 2014

In a blog for History Today, Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, analyses a recent Legatum Institute lecture by Professor Huw Bowen of Swansea University on the inner workings of the East India Company.

Defeating ISIS with Airstrikes is a Fantasy

Sunday, 14 September 2014

In an interview with MSNBC, Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, discusses the growing coalition against ISIS and whether the US and its allies can “degrade and destroy” the terror group without putting groups on the ground.

The Secrets of London's Athenian Golden Age

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Democracy and competition—the spirit of the best of ancient Greece—are what make my city great. An abridged version of Boris Johnson's lecture for the Legatum Institute on the ancient civilisations of BC Athens (Spectator)

UK Stalls on Supply Chain Slavery

Monday, 1 September 2014

Two hundred years ago Britain led the global abolitionist movement by example. Today, however, the UK would rather wait for Europe to twist its arm, writes Michael Pollitt, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (Ethical Corporation online)

War in Europe is Not a Hysterical Idea

Thursday, 28 August 2014

In her latest column for the Washington Post, Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, asks if it hysterical to prepare for total war with Russia—or naive not to?

During an Unexpected Boom in the Industry, David Cameron is Fumbling on Slavery

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

As slavery all over the world is more prolific and lucrative than ever, a new British abolitionist movement is beginning. Just like 200 years ago, however, it is encountering “dark forces” at the top, writes Michael Pollitt, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (New Statesman​)

Obama’s Legacy Could Be a Revitalized NATO

Friday, 22 August 2014

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, believes leading a new NATO could be the best way for Barack Obama to leave a meaningful foreign policy legacy (​Washington Post​)

A Warning from History for the Google Translate Generation

Friday, 22 August 2014

The decline of language skills threatens the study of the past. And machines won’t come to the rescue, writes Michael Pollitt, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (History Today).

We Have the Anti-Semites We Deserve

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute, explains why our attitude to religious freedom has created a dangerous trinity (Daily Telegraph)

Forget Washington. It’s Wellington, Stupid

Monday, 11 August 2014

Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute, explains why the Anglosphere model for David Cameron and the Conservatives should be John Key and his National Party in New Zealand (​ConservativeHome​)

Russia’s Blow to Globalisation

Monday, 11 August 2014

Russia’s ban on Western imports exposes the myth that global trade could end global conflict, writes Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum (Washington Post)

Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

Friday, 1 August 2014

Politico magazine editor Susan Glasser and the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, discussed with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the US president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.

Meriam 'the Apostate' Sends a Warning to Islamist Regimes

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Pope's praise of Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, sends a message to the globe about religious freedom, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute.

Punishing Russia for the MH17 Tragedy Will Not Help Ukraine

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Our leaders should recognise that the west had its own role in Ukraine’s collapse, writesOliver Bullough, journalist and author of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum paper, Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country.

The Malaysia Airlines Crash is the End of Russia’s Fairy Tale

Friday, 18 July 2014

The downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has exposed the chaos in Ukraine as a real war, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum (Washington Post)

Welcome to Free Kiev

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

In her latest column for the Washington PostAnne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, explains why Russian émigrés are seeking refuge in Ukraine’s capital.

The Churches Must Unite Against Slavery, Says Frank Field

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Following his presentation at the Legatum Institute's conference on 'Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now', Frank Field MP, Chair of the Modern Slavery Bill Review, calls on Churches to launch a new abolition campaign against slavery. By Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Following his participation at the Legatum Institute's recent seminar on slavery with Frank Field MP, Nick Grono, CEO of The Freedom Fund, calls for a new abolitionist movement to end slavery (ConservativeHome)

It's Not Just Islam–A Global Religious Revival is Changing Politics For Ever

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute, and Damian Thompson, blogs editor for the Daily Telegraph, discussed the role religion plays in politics (Spectator)

We Need a Futuristic Vision of Genuine Capitalism to Halt the Expanding State

Thursday, 26 June 2014

In his latest City A.M. column, Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, calls on defenders of capitalism to fight back now, and outlines six illustrations for how a genuine capitalist economy would look.

Free Economies Will Crumble if We Fail to Make the Moral Case for Capitalism

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, asks how do we get back to a spirit of vitality, innovation, wealth creation and human flourishing, so that free markets and free people can truly maximise their potential? (​City A.M.​)

The Last Democratic World Cup?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The cost and corruption that come with the games make them appealing to dictators, not democracies, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum (Washington Post).

The World Cup's Six Economic Lessons

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The World Cup is a fascinating lesson in economics, as well as football, writes Graeme Leach, Director of Economic and Prosperity Studies (City A.M.)

Sorry Germaine Greer, Feminism Began Long Before You and Your Female Eunuch

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Most people see feminism as a modern day concept, gathering force in the 20th century, but Legatum Institute 'History of Capitalism' lecturer, Victoria Bateman, says it actually started centuries earlier.

Europe is Seeing a East-West Clash of Values

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Ukraine is desperate to escape what Europe’s far-right wants to become, writes Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum (Washington Post)

Forget the Dodgy Numbers: Leaving the EU Makes Economic Sense

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Ukip's recent electoral triumph has reignited debate about the cost of Britain’s place in the EU. Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute, analyses what we know about the economics of our membership (City A.M.)

What Egypt Could Learn From Brazil, India, or South Africa

Friday, 16 May 2014

In a column for Slate Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, explains why the authoritarian critique of Western democracy misses the mark.

Capitalists Shouldn’t Be Frightened of Piketty’s Growth-Retarding Manifesto

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

There are better ways to redistribute income than Piketty's tax hikes, writes Legatum Institute Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach (City A.M.)

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