New Internationalist

Articles by Dan Smith

A foreign policy for Brexit?

Brexit both contains and is creating uncertainties that will have an impact on international relations and security policy in Europe. How will it be possible to navigate them? asks Dan Smith.

  • January 6, 2017
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When all bets are off

Tolerance, facts, dialogue. Donald Trump may not value them – but that is exactly why we must, argues Dan Smith.

  • November 10, 2016
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Bombing in the Middle East again: three easy questions

Dan Smith provides some thought-provoking answers.

  • October 13, 2014
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Syria: the pace quickens — but towards what?

Dan Smith explores the motives behind planned military air strikes against the Assad regime.

  • August 28, 2013
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What will happen when the MDGs expire?

Dan Smith gets to grips with the UN High Level Panel’s report on international development post-2015, and argues that it needs to go deeper.

  • June 17, 2013
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The unequal state of the world

Billionaires bounce back, soup kitchen queues grow in Athens: State of the World Atlas author Dan Smith explores our current paradoxes.

  • January 14, 2013
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The State of the World

Today is publication day for the new edition of The State of the World Atlas. Author Dan Smith tells us about it.

  • January 10, 2013
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About Dan Smith

Dan Smith is Secretary General of International Alert, based in London, and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). In 2007-2011 he was Chairman of the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group. He is also author of The Atlas of War and Peace and The State of the Middle East. He was awarded the OBE in 2002, and blogs on international politics at

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