Author: Sophia Gaston

Sophia Gaston examines how populist and authoritarian leaders are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what this might mean for the future of anti-establishment movements in the future....

Sophia Gaston examines the soft power struggle in the Coronavirus age - and what the pandemic could mean for soft power capabilities going forward....

Understanding Europe’s social landscape in 2020 and beyond By Sophia Gaston As populism has become part of the furniture in Europe, focus has shifted away from examining the origins of these anti-establishment movements, and back towards fascination with the fortunes of the leaders themselves. Meanwhile, muted victories...

The 2019 General Election has been unusual for a number of reasons, but particularly for the marked differences between the parties’ offerings on a range of issues – including foreign policy. As we at the British Foreign Policy Group have previously summarised, the manifestos from...

Nearly nine years on from the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi, the Tunisian fruit seller prevented from selling vegetables by state officials, that kickstarted the ‘Arab Spring’, protests are once again gripping several Arab countries....