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Putin’s show of derangement is maybe a front to intimidate the west, writes Legatum Institute Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, Peter Pomerantsev (FT)

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Best—and Worst—For Immigrants

Monday, 2 March 2015

Where are the best and worst places to be an immigrant? The 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ has the answers.

Best—and Worst—for Women

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Gallup data shows how women feel about the quality of the health and education services in their countries and about their personal safety. By combining these three elements, we can work out the top 5 and bottom 5 countries in Europe to be a woman.

What Putin Wants, Putin (Usually) Gets

Monday, 23 February 2015

What does Vladimir Putin want, in Ukraine and beyond? In this podcast for NPR, Peter Pomerantsev, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, discusses Putin's "game plan".

The Risks of Putting Germany Front and Center in Europe’s Crises

Friday, 20 February 2015

We may regret letting the German chancellor be the key to solving Europe’s looming crises in Greece and Ukraine, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (​Washington Post​)

It's Up To Putin To Make Ukraine Ceasefire Stick

Thursday, 12 February 2015

In conversation with NPR's Robert Siegel, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, discusses the details of the Eastern Ukraine ceasefire and its prospects for success.

Should Ukraine Be Armed?

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tim Montgomerie and Anne Applebaum discuss the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ukraine and Britain's foreign policy (​The Times​)

Why Politicians Avoid the F-word

Monday, 9 February 2015

The family offers the best shield against increasing loneliness and isolation - our politicans mustn't be afraid to talk about it, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

Nuns Could Teach Tristram Hunt a Thing or Two

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute, offers advice to UK Shadow Education Secretary of State, following his recent comments on teacher training (​Daily Mail​)

The Long View with Russia

Friday, 6 February 2015

It will take much more than weapons to save Ukraine—and keep Russia at bay, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum (Washington Post)

Vision of Capitalism: An Introduction

Monday, 2 February 2015

Friends of capitalism need to rediscover the moral Smith as well as the market Smith, writes Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow to a new Legatum Institute programme.

A Way to Save Up to 14 Per Cent of the NHS Budget

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Many solutions require political will which is simply absent. But here’s one innovative approach which could at least buy more breathing space, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Why Britain Must Hold Russia’s Kleptocratic Elite to Account

Friday, 30 January 2015

Alexander Litvinenko’s murder has been treated as a spy story—but it is terrorism, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum (​Financial Times​)

Why Michelle Obama Was Wrong to Not Wear a Headscarf

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Refusing to wear a headscarf risks alienating good Muslims, not bad Saudis, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute.

Another Greek Tragedy

Monday, 26 January 2015

In the midst of their difficulties, Greeks were tempted to put a new party in power. But Tsipras is not bearing gifts, just promise, writes the Legatum Institute's Nikolaos Dimou.

Europe Has Survived Terrorist Attacks Before

Friday, 23 January 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris this month, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, explains why we mustn't overreact to terrorism.

Richard Nixon’s Madman Theory Enjoys a Russian Revival

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Putin’s show of derangement is maybe a front to intimidate the west, writes Legatum Institute Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, Peter Pomerantsev (FT)

What's the Secret of Career Happiness?

Monday, 19 January 2015

Can money buy happiness? Our 2014 Wellbeing and Policy report found four key factors that affect people's happiness at work (Guardian Careers blog)

Prosperity Can Save the World

Friday, 16 January 2015

Security and freedom is under threat; prosperity stands between these values and violence, repression, and impunity, writes Joana Alfaiate, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute.

News from Britain for Obama. We May Outstrip America Within Four Years.

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Legatum Prosperity Index shows the UK is gathering speed and catching up to the US when it comes to prosperity, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economic Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Prosperity Delivers Them All

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Novella Bottini, Econometrician at the Legatum Institute reacts to the launch of a new report, launched by Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, on engineering greater, and 'inclusive', prosperity around the world (e-Politix)

Can Britain Really Become Richer Than the US? And Does it Even Matter?

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Despite George Osborne's grand ambitions, there is more to prosperity than wealth alone, writes Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute (​Daily Telegraph​)

Europe is Becoming a No God zone

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

We must act fast to protect outward signs of observance, or religion will be purged completely from public life in the West, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (​Daily Telegraph​)

Bankers' Bonuses, Roman Style

Monday, 12 January 2015

Since antiquity, moneymen have been the target of vitriol, writes Stephen Clarke, Research Assistant at the Legatum Institute.

North Korea’s Incomprehensible Regime

Monday, 5 January 2015

The United States has sanctioned Pyongyang for hacking Sony. What about its responsibility for killing millions of people, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.

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