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.
A look at 2021
- Podcast: Trump, Brexit and the direction of 2021. Listen to the latest from Intelligence Squared with Will Davies and Matt Goodwin. Two political thinkers – one left-leaning, one right of centre - discuss how 2021 is already set to become a monumental year.
- One year on. What we’ve learnt and what we still need to know. Read Conor Bamford in the Conversation
- COVID-19 could undo decades of women’s progress. How to counter the pandemic’s gender- regressive shock. Read Jamille Bigio, Kweilin Ellingrud, Mekala Krishnan, Anu Madgavkar and Rachel Vogelstein in Foreign Affairs.
UK domestic and foreign policy
- China crackdown is likely to boost migration to the UK. Peter Walsh in The Conversation
- Now is the moment the leave campaign starts to fragment. Read Jonathan Lis in Prospect Magazine
- Podcast: TALKING POLITICS brings us ‘The long legacy of Brexit’. Listen to Diane Coyle and Anand Menon as they have another go at pinning down the long term consequences of Brexit.
US domestic and foreign policy
- America will achieve herd immunity to Trumpism. Niall Ferguson for Bloomberg
- For Trump the end is coming swiftly and with stinging rebukes. Dan Balz for the The Washington Post
- American civil war. The coming struggle against Trump and Trumpism. Gary Younge in New Statesman
- Misogyny in the Capital: Among the insurrectionists, a lot of angry men don’t like women. Mona Lena Krook for The Conversation
- Donald Trump’s reckoning. The Economist
- Present at the destruction: Trump’s final act has accelerated the onset of a post-American world. Richard Haas for Foreign Affairs
- The insurrection hiding in plain sight. Renee DiResta and Alex Stamos for Foreign Affairs
- Podcast: America: What just happened? The Briefing Room
- Podcast: Impeached, again. Listen to the Daily Podcast with Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for the New York Times.
- Seeing the Chinese Communist Party clearly. The end of Washington’s deference to Beijing has been a long time coming. Read Perry Link in the New York Review of Books.
The best of the rest
- Decolonisation is a comfortable buzz word for the aid sector. The global south must end regional inequality on its own terms – not the North’s. Read Themrise Khan in Open Democracy
- Who wins from the EU’s new investment deal with China? Read Isabel Hilton in Prospect Magazine
- The separate regions delusion. Nathan Thrall on Israel’s apartheid in the London Review of Books
- Uganda’s violent election has exposed divisions of age and class. The Economist
- The West helped cripple Ugandan democracy. Bobi Wine in Foreign Affairs.