Insight

Is Iran seeking closer ties with Boris Johnson?
July 31, 2019

Senior Iranian officials have been sending positive signals to Boris Johnson since he replaced Theresa May as British prime minister last week. ......

FaceApp, is the viral Russian app dangerous?
July 24, 2019

FaceApp, a viral photo-editing app that allows users to see what they may look like in old age has proved to be an online hit. But it has raised significant security and privacy concerns. ......

South Korea – Japan trade dispute intensifies
July 11, 2019

The rift between South Korea and Japan - who share a colonial history - has widened due to a new spat over trade restrictions. ......

Greece’s ever-closer cooperation with Russia
July 9, 2019

Kyriakos Mitsotakis' appointment as Greece's prime minister has been welcomed in Russia, amid signs that the two sides share increasingly common interests. ......

Ukraine’s pro-EU parties – European Solidarity and Fatherland
July 8, 2019

European Solidarity and Fatherland are two well-established pro-Western parties that will likely make it into the new Ukrainian parliament, opinion polls suggest. ......

China’s censorship of Hong Kong Protests
July 7, 2019

Mass protests by Hong Kong citizens against a controversial extradition bill have illustrated China's increasingly sophisticated approach to censoring critical reporting and comment. ......