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What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong?

Thursday, 5 October 2017

At the Legatum Institute, Professor Ferguson discussed the conclusions of his new book, The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power.

Listen to the lecture here.

Commentary

How Rodrigo Duterte Cast Himself as an Agent of Change

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The great forces that move history often have their origins at a much lower level. And some of them were visible last week on a cellphone in Manila, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Has Europe Found an Antidote to Authoritarianism?

Friday, 14 October 2016

It’s too early to crow about a “liberal wave,” let alone an international movement that deserves real attention. But a political realignment is taking place, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Theresa May Must Get Tough On the Causes of Brexit

Friday, 30 September 2016

The tendency of commentators from all sides of the debate has been to seek information that confirms their prejudices. Our two think tanks have tried to take a different approach, writes Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Baroness Stroud, Executive Director at the Centre for Social Justice (Conservative Home)

Commentary

May’s 48/52 Challenge

Friday, 15 July 2016

The newly announced “48:52” project from the Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice will seek to analyse why people made the choice they did in the EU Referendum and heal the divisions caused by it, as laid out by Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Baroness Stroud, Executive Director at the Centre for Social Justice (Conservative Home)

Commentary

New Cabinet May Signal Britain’s Retreat as A Western Power

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Prime Minister’s choice of Cabinet members such as Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary reflect the country’s retreat as a powerful Western nation, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.

Commentary

‘Mommy Wars’ Enters Britain’s Political Arena

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The use of her children by Andrea Leadsom in the Conservative leadership race against Theresa May marked a new low for British politics, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Theresa May’s Clergy Upbringing Will Stand Her in Good Stead at Number 10

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Theresa May’s upbringing as the daughter of a clergyman will provide her with the morality needed to be Prime Minister, writes Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute (London Evening Standard)

Commentary

Is Free Trade Dead?

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The UK would suffer the most if it withdrew into a protectionist culture following Brexit, writes Emily Redding, Research Consultant at the Legatum Institute and author of the report “Trading Up: New ideas for UK Exports” (POLITICO)

Commentary

After Brexit, Britain Suddenly Becomes European

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Post-Brexit, the old ideological differences that defined the political spectrum in UK political parties are now gone, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

What the Media Gets Wrong about Brexit

Monday, 27 June 2016

The media should remember that many of the architects and proponents of the Brexit campaign are among Britain’s elite, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Britain’s Decision to Leave the EU is a Warning to America

Friday, 24 June 2016

The vote means important economic, political and social problems across Europe will not be addressed, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Orlando, Jo Cox and the Deadly Ideas that Shape Our World

Friday, 17 June 2016

Over the past week, two men have committed murder in highly charged circumstances. Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, asks whether the killers’ actions are the result of personality disorders, political motivation, or both? (Washington Post)

Commentary

Fact-Checking in a ‘Post-Fact World’

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The nature of information in the social media age means it keeps getting easier for politicians, partisans, computerised “bots” and foreign governments to manipulate news, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Britain's Future in the World: A Time of Choosing

Thursday, 5 May 2016

As the EU referendum approaches, the Legatum Institute hosted a debate on Britain’s role in the world with Steve Baker (MP for Wycombe), Gideon Rachman (Financial Times) and Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute).

Events

Putting Beauty into the Politics of Prosperity

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Legatum Institute hosted a discussion with Fiona Reynolds, to launch her new book, 'The Fight for Beauty', which makes the case for beauty as a very real, human need rather than an idealistic or elitist aesthetic. She was joined by Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Commentary

The UK Leaving the European Union Could Mean the End of Both of Them

Friday, 5 February 2016

A Brexit would send shock waves across the EU, and boost the Scottish independence movement, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Europe’s New Right Sounds Like the Old Left

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Nationalist parties are winning votes by adopting ‘leftwing’ ideas, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Financial Times)

Commentary

Autumn Statement Verdict—Politics over Prosperity

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

If the Chancellor is serious about securing the future of the UK, the focus must go back to deficit elimination and true leadership in revolutionising our public services, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Events

2015 Conservative Party Conference: The New "One Nation" Conservatism

Sunday, 4 October 2015

“The most interesting event of the Conservative conference”—Rachel Sylvester in The Times.

Events

2015 Conservative Party Conference: Securing Prosperity in an Uncertain World

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Tim Montgomerie moderated a discussion with Johnny Mercer MP, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow Peter Pomerantsev, and Ian Betts of G4S on the biggest threats to Britain’s security.  

Events

2015 Labour Party Conference: How Can the Left make Peace with Free Markets?

Monday, 28 September 2015

Tim Montgomerie and Nick Cohen, two of Britain’s leading commentators, discussed Labour’s future under Jeremy Corbyn at a packed event at the 2015 Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

Commentary

Women: Beware Socialists Bearing Gifts!

Monday, 28 September 2015

When it comes to women and the Left, the story is one of turbulence rather than harmony, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (CapX)

Commentary

Jeremy Corbyn’s Dangerous Appeal

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The new leader of Britain’s Labour Party doesn’t much care for democratic politics, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)


Commentary

While Russia Bans Books, the Useful Idiot Corbyn Swallows Its Lies Whole

Sunday, 9 August 2015

The would-be leader of the Labour party is the latest in a long line of Russia's "useful idiots", writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Sunday Times)

Commentary

It’s the Greek Politics, Stupid

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Greek crisis is a political mess that threatens all of Europe, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

The Strange Death of Liberalism

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute, Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, argued that the key problem in advanced western societies was not capitalism but the failure of democracy.

Commentary

The End of Britain As We Know It

Sunday, 10 May 2015

David Cameron’s re-election could mark the start of internal upheaval, 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

What is the Future of Russia's Opposition?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Leonid Volkov, a member of Russia's Central Council of the Party of Progress, gave an insider's perspective on the future of the Russian Opposition within the context of today’s challenges and in the lead up to the 2016 Parliamentary elections. 

Press Release

Economic Growth Alone Will Not Make Britain a More Prosperous Country

Thursday, 16 April 2015

LONDON—New poll for the Legatum Institute reveals health and public safety are more important to voters than rising GDP.

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

The State and the Market Are Set for Another Needless Collision Course

Friday, 10 April 2015

Rather than returning to the battlegrounds of state versus market, we should make the twenty-first century different to the last, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (CapX)

Commentary

Singaporeans Mourn Death of their Country's Founder

Monday, 23 March 2015

Democracy Lab editor, Christian Caryl, hails the leadership of the late Singaporean leader, Mr Lee Kuan Yew (Al Jazeera)


Events

Pensions, Retirement and Taxation—with David Gauke, MP

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

On the eve of the Spring Budget, David Gauke MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, addressed a small table of Business Forum members about pensions, tax reform and the future of Britain as a business centre.

Events

Whatever Happened to Compassionate Conservatism?

Thursday, 12 March 2015

"We are warriors for the dispossessed," said Michael Gove, the Chief Whip, as he delivered a speech at the Legatum Institute to launch the book, 'The Good Right'.

Events

Is Ed Miliband Ready for No. 10?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host the Westminster Policy Institute for a panel discussion that examined some of the most talked about questions in Westminster: Is Ed Miliband ready for Downing Street and what will his top priorities be if he wins the election?

Publications

Building Coalitions for Reform in Brazil

Thursday, 26 February 2015

In the latest 'Transitions Lecture Series' paper, author Marcus Melo, Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuc, examines how reform was pursued in post-authoritarian Brazil and what can be expected of today's post-election scenario.