Published June 16, 2020

Europe 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

The inaugural report from the Central and South-East Europe Programme Desk.

This report follows the first annual workshop which was hosted by the Central and South-East Europe Programme Desk on 17 and 18 June 2019 at the Political Science Faculty of Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We present seven original research contributions. Each paper emphasises developments that take place or impact Central and Eastern Europe in a different way.
Published January 31, 2020

Getting Brexit Started

Prospects for a new EU-UK partnership into the 2020s

Published January 31, 2019

People, Profits and Peace

Proposals for a human security approach for the private sector towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Published August 28, 2018

The Crisis of Global Politics

Perspectives from Continental Philosophy

Can the work of the great European philosophers help solve Europe's problems today? This report explores what we can learn from Heidegger, Arendt, and Anders about how to tackle populism, climate change, and technological change.
Published July 2, 2018

The Future of the European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) is more important than ever to the European economy. Can governments control it?
Published February 26, 2018

Ireland-UK Relations and Northern Ireland after Brexit

This report explores the impact of Brexit from an Irish perspective, explaining Europe’s role in improving Ireland-UK relations since 1970s and outlining the threat posed by Brexit to the political settlement in Northern Ireland.
Published February 21, 2018

The UK’s Foreign, Defence, and Security Policy After Brexit

In November 2017 the Global Strategies Project at LSE IDEAS brought together a group of British politicians, senior officials and other experts at Ditchley Park to discuss options for the UK’s foreign, defence, and security policy after Brexit. The discussion covered the UK’s future relations with Europe, the US, and China, and the relationship between policymakers and the British public.
Published May 12, 2017

From Deng to Xi

Economic Reform, the Silk Road, and the Return of the Middle Kingdom

This LSE IDEAS Special Report - with senior contributors from politics, journalism, and academia - looks at the internal causes and consequences of the return of the 'Middle Kingdom'. It explores the extent to which Deng's momentous economic reforms in 1978 have shaped modern China, what the country's expanded international role under Xi means, and who really makes Chinese foreign policy.