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Commentary

Macron won’t win by a landslide

Monday, 24 April 2017

Following the publication of his guide to the French elections, Our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott writes for The Times Red Box that he doesn't predict Emmanuel Macron winning by a landslide and discusses whether populism will be dead following this French election. 

Read the full article here.


Commentary

A victory for centrist and EU-phile Emmanuel Macron could ultimately be good for Brexit

Monday, 24 April 2017

Our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott writes for City A.M. about the implications for the euro, the EU and Brexit should Emmanuel Macron win the French election as predicted by pollsters.

Read the full article here.


Commentary

A Populist Win For Le Pen Or Mélenchon Would Be A Bigger Crisis For The EU Than Brexit

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott writes for the Huffington Post about the impact of a populist win in the upcoming French elections on the rest of the European Union.

Read the full article here.


Publications

A brief guide to the French election: Populism across the spectrum —left, right and centre

Friday, 21 April 2017

As part of his Senior Fellowship, Matthew Elliott is researching the rise of populism and examining the underlying factors contributing to the rise (or otherwise) of populist movements across the world. His second paper is a brief guide to the French election, taking place on Sunday 23 April. Will Marine Le Pen succeed where Geert Wilders failed?

 


Commentary

Matthew Elliott on Sky News discussing the Dutch election results.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Following his analysis of the Dutch elections, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed by Sky News on the Dutch election results, Brexit and the rise of populism.


Publications

Overnight Analysis: Dutch Election 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

As part of his Senior Fellowship, Matthew Elliott is researching the rise of populism and examining the underlying factors contributing to the rise (or otherwise) of populist movements across the world. Following Matthew's pre-election guide to the Dutch election, this short report provides an immediate post-election analysis of the results. A longer paper will be published later in the year with a more considered analysis of the voting patterns and the new coalition government.

 

 


Commentary

Matthew Elliott on BBC Radio 5 live on the Dutch election result.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Following his analysis of the Dutch elections, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night programme. 


Commentary

Matthew Elliott provides everything you need to know about the Dutch elections in CapX.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott, writes a useful guides for CapX on the Dutch elections, following the release of his paper ahead of the election which provides context for these elections and looks at the rise of populism.

Read the article in CapX here.

Commentary

Matthew Elliott writes for City A.M. on the upcoming Dutch election.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott, writes for City A.M. that ahead of the Dutch election it is important not to overplay the similarities between Brexit voters and Geert Wilders' Dutch populists. 


Publications

A brief guide to the Dutch election: Will the rise of populism continue into 2017?

Monday, 13 March 2017

As part of his Senior Fellowship, Matthew Elliott is researching the rise of populism and examining the underlying factors contributing to the rise (or otherwise) of populist movements across the world. His first paper is a brief guide to the Dutch election, taking place on Wednesday 15 March. Will the rise of populism continue into 2017?

 

 


Commentary

Cristina Odone appears on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day

Friday, 24 February 2017

Director of our Cultural Transformation Programme, Cristina Odone appeared on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day discussing topics including the recent by-elections in Copeland and Stoke and whether it should be possible for one MP to stop new legislation or if there is an argument that there are too many attempts at bringing in new legislation. 

 


Events

What Kind of Transition? Burma’s New Government and Directions for the Future

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Richard Cockett, former South East Asia Editor for The Economist, gave his insights into the prospects for Burma’s new government and discussed his book, 'Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma'.

Events

A Genuine Rapprochement? A Look at US Policy Towards Iran

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and former US negotiator on the Iran Sanctions, led an off-the-record discussion with analysts, academics and journalists.

Events

After the Elections: What’s Next for Iran?

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A panel of Iran analysts discussed the results of the country's recent elections as part of the Legatum Institute’s ‘Iran Series’.

Commentary

Spokesman for Birthers, Truthers, and Internet Trolls

Friday, 21 August 2015

Donald Trump has brought the language and ideas of birthers, truthers, and conspiracy theorists onto the national stage, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Asia’s Big Democracies Are Drowning in Campaign Cash

Monday, 27 April 2015

Democracy celebrated a high point last year when a combined 700 million people in India and Indonesia cast their votes in national elections. Now, as the two countries' new leaders approach the end of their first year in office, many are asking what has come of their anti-corruption promises.


Events

Burma’s Transition: Moving Forward or Stepping Back?

Friday, 24 April 2015

As Burma gears up for a general election later this year, Min Zin, Legatum Fellow and Democracy Lab blogger, discussed the country's democratic progress at a Legatum Institute breakfast.

Commentary

When it Comes to Politics, the US and Britain Could Learn From Each Other

Thursday, 16 April 2015

What will the voters get out of these very different political experiences, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute in her latest Washington Post column.

Commentary

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.

Commentary

Elections Matter

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Democratic governance is about more than calling elections and it is about more than casting votes. Democratic governance encompasses a wider landscape of rights including factors such as the rule of law, freedom of expression, accountability of institutions and transparency of elected leaders. And when it comes to elections, it also includes the freedom to vote for your preferred candidate without fear of recrimination from the state.

Events

The Road to the 2015 General Election

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Speaking at a lunch at the Legatum Institute, Lynton Crosby, campaign strategist and organisation specialist, discussed the challenges facing the Conservative party in the lead up to the 2015 general election.

Commentary

Taking a Look at How Indians Feel on the First Day of the Country’s General Election

Monday, 7 April 2014

Last year the publication of the 2013 ‘Legatum Prosperity Index™’ featured analysis on the contrasting fortunes of India and Bangladesh. India, the evidence suggested, was falling behind its smaller, poorer, neighbour on a range of important metrics. With India’s General Election beginning today, it is worth looking at new data, especially regarding the issues that will play a decisive part in the election.

Commentary

Mandela’s Death Marks a Time of Reckoning for South Africa’s ANC

Saturday, 7 December 2013

The sudden focus on Mandela's life casts South Africa’s current leaders in an unflattering light, writes the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum (Washington Post).

Commentary

Europe After Germany’s Election

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

On Saturday 21 September Germans will dutifully go to the polls to vote in the 2013 Federal elections and unsurprisingly—as countless commentators have already prophesied—the likely party to come out on top will be Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The foregone conclusion of Mrs Merkel’s victory has been in place since late autumn of last year—any discussion or written piece about the upcoming elections is prefaced by mentioning “the most likely outcome”.


Commentary

Mexico’s Cry for Independence

Friday, 13 September 2013

On 16 of September, Mexico will celebrate its Independence Day, one of the most important celebrations in the country, remembering the day in 1810 when the cry for independence (‘Grito Mexicano’) was uttered, resulting in the Mexican War of Independence. However, looming through the festivities will be the image of Mexico as an impoverished country ravaged by drug wars and class division.

Commentary

Norwegian Elections: The Lowdown

Friday, 6 September 2013

Norway’s incumbent Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, must be wondering what has hit him. Having been probably one of the only public figures ever to experience an approval rating of 94% back in 2011, he now finds himself facing a likely defeat in the upcoming election on 9 September 2013. Indeed, it looks like it might even be the first time his centre-left Labour Party has not come in first place since 1924.

Events

Social Policy Reform: Roundtable with Merkel’s Top Advisor

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top policy advisor and media strategist Eva Christiansen for a private dinner discussion. 

Events

Lessons from Afghanistan

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Former ambassadors to Afghanistan Jean d’Amécourt and Mark Sedwill discussed lessons learned from the French and British experience and how they apply to transitions elsewhere in the world.

Commentary

“A Leader Among Leaders, A King Among Kings”: How Modi’s Corporate Cronies Could Jeopardise India’s Potential for Inclusive Growth

Friday, 3 May 2013

“If he says it will be done, it will be done”; “In brother Narendra, we have a leader with a grand vision”; “He is a leader among leaders, a king among kings”. The praise for Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at last year’s “Vibrant Gujarat” business summit was little short of religious.

Events

South Africa: Has the Transition Stalled?

Friday, 7 December 2012

Ann Bernstein, Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa will be at the Legatum Institute for a discussion on challenges faced by the country now and in the future.

News

“South Africa needs to get its act together”

Friday, 7 December 2012

South Africa today is a country beset with challenges – a ruling party in disarray, sluggish economic growth, growing corruption. Is the ANC in terminal decline? Why is South Africa struggling to manage its global brand? Ann Bernstein, executive director at the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa, gave a talk at the Legatum Institute to answer some of these questions.

News

After the US Election: Democracy Challenges

Monday, 26 November 2012

Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, believes the strength of the West is crucial in reinforcing the strength of democracy.

Events

Two Major Challenges to Entrepreneurship in France

Monday, 2 April 2012

There are two major stumbling blocks for entrepreneurs in France: payroll taxes and the egalitarian culture.

Publications

Egypt's Democratic Transition: Five Important Myths About the Economy and International Assistance

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Egypt is in the midst of a transition and will face democratic elections in September. But how will Egypt’s economic challenges affect the outcome of the transition, and what is the best way for the international community to act?