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Best of the fortnight - 2 December 2022

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Each fortnight BISA Director, Juliet Dryden, scours the internet for IR-related content that might interest you. Here she brings you this week's best readings and podcasts to keep you up to date with what's happening around the world.

Global issues

UK and Europe

Russia and Ukraine                                                       



Middle East

Afghanistan: after a year of Taliban government, women are more oppressed than ever. Hind Elhinnawy for The Conversation

Why Saudi Arabia is so quiet about Iran’s protests. Kim Ghattas for The Atlantic

Pakistani Taliban Go to War While People March for Peace. Lynne O’Donnell for Foreign Policy

What is the Kafala System? Kali Robinson for Council on Foreign Relations.


The Revolutionary Decade: Tunisia since the coup. Tom Stevenson in the London Review of Books

Will the U.N Tax Convention Empower Africa? Nosmot Gbadamosi for Foreign Policy.

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