Each week 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.
- Will Italy recover from Covid? Ed Vulliamy’s analysis for the New York Review of Books
- Podcast: How to think about coronavirus risk in your life. Listen to Professor John Markus, an epidemiologist from Harvard Medical School on the Ezra Klein Show
- Podcast: The Covid 19 economic crisis with historian Adam Tooze for Prospect Podcasts. The pandemic has shattered economies all over the globe. How does the impending recession compare to past crises, what policies ought to be taken, and are we really seeing the end of neoliberalism
- Nine experts discuss the future of education after the pandemic in Foreign Policy.
- How a cult of elite anti-elitists took power. Read George Walden’s article in the New Statesman
- Podcast: The incompetence of Boris Johnson from TALKING POLITICS. Helen Thompson, Chris Brooke and Chris Bickerton discuss the politics of incompetence: when does it matter and when can politicians get away with it?
- Podcast: Coronanomics from Red Box Politics Podcast. Matt Chorley speaks to the Times' Economics Editor Philip Aldrick, the Resolution Foundation's Torsten Bell, Paul John from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Times Money Mentor Georgie Frost, to try and understand the staggering impact of the coronavirus on the economy.
US 2020 Election and Politics
- Trump is destroying democracy. Jonathan Freedland reports for the Guardian
- Night and Day: The US election. Read Finton O’Toole in the New York Review of Books
- Trump thinks he’ll be better off if things get worse. Read Timothy Snyder in the Washington Post
- Podcast - Politics on the Edge: Politics, Hamilton, Jefferson and the election 2020 from the University of East Anglia. Listen to a brilliant assessment of the 2020 US Election with Clare Precey and Alan Finlayson who are joined by Emma Long and Michael Frazer. What has the musical Hamilton got to with the US Presidential election 2020?
- Congress must demand robust refugee consultation argues Matthew La Corte for the Niskanen Center
- ‘Whose putting these ideas in his head?’ Anne Applebaum talks to former FBO agent Peter Strzok about the worry that Americans will never learn the full story about Trump’s relationship with Russia
- A few good men. Trump, the Generals and the corrosion of civil-military relations. Max Boot’s analysis in Foreign Affairs
- The grief Americans no longer share on the anniversary of 9/11. Garrett M. Graff ponders on a splintered nation for the Atlantic.
Russia and Belarus
- Why what happens in Belarus matters to Russia and the West. Read James Rodgers’ analysis in Forbes
- Alexie Navalny’s poisoning. Michael S. Goodman, David Frey and David Gloe for the Conversation.
- What can you no longer say in Hong Kong. Read the New York Times
- How history gets rewritten. Timothy McLaughlin in the Atlantic.
- How US sanctions can crack the Syrian regime. Adham Sahloul, Sana Sekkarie, and Sandy Alkoutami, Joshua Landis and Steven Simon for Foreign Affairs
- Syria still matters. Read Charles Listers’s analysis for the Middle East Institute
- The coming decade of Arab decisions. Read Marwan Muasher and Maha Yahya’s report for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- The end of hope for the Middle East. Steven A. Cook for Foreign Policy.
- A robot wrote this entire article. Read Robot in the Guardian
- The coming tech war with China. Adam Segal for Foreign Affairs
In other news
- The UK government want more students to study science subjects but employers want humanity graduates too, says the Guardian
- Podcast: Listen to Clive, Capitalism and The East India Company, with William Dalrymple and Kavita Puri from Intelligence Squared. Why the story of the East India Company has never been more relevant to understanding our world today.