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Best of the week - 11 September 2020

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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.

COVID-related news

  • 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.

UK Politics

  • 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

Russia and Belarus

Hong Kong

Middle East


In other news

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