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.
UK and Europe
- The UK government’s race report is so shoddy, it falls to pieces under scrutiny. Aditya Chakrabortty
- Britain must harness the social sciences to fight the post-pandemic deprivation. Will Hutton in the Guardian
- Northern Ireland. The politics behind the riots. David Mitchell in The Conversation
- The sun never set on the British empire’s oppression: Leaders in Myanmar, Hong Kong and India see no issue with blaming former colonial overlords while using their repressive laws. Timothy McLaughlin in the Atlantic
- Podcast: Wales, England and the future of the UK. Listen to TALKING POLITICS
- Welcome to Germany. The dire predictions of letting in 1.2 million refugees has not materialised. Thomas Rogers in the New York Review of Books
- The remnants of Golden Dawn are winning support in Cyprus. Miranda Christou in Open Democracy
- Podcast: Learning from the world’s happiest country. Reasons to be Finnish. Listen to Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd.
The United States
- Can America remain preeminent? Howard W French in the New York Review of Books
- Biden can redeem his mistake. In 1975 he failed to see what America owed the Vietnamese. George Packer in the Atlantic
- Exit strategy. Eliot A Cohen in The Atlantic
- Leaving Afghanistan and the lessone of America’s longest war. Steve Coll in the New Yorker
- The gatekeeper. In Joe Biden’s Washington Krugmanism rules. Adam Tooze in the London Review of Books
- Whatever happened to Donald Trump? David A Graham in the Atlantic.
- Is Russia preparing to go to war in Ukraine? Amy Mackinnon in Foreign Policy
- Russia’s weak strongman: the perilous bargains that keep Putin in power. Timothy Frye in Foreign Affairs
- Putin’s rules of the game. The pitfalls of Russia’s new constitution. Brian D Taylor in Foreign Affairs.
- Fighting the good fight. Culture wars are as old as politics itself. Dominic Sandbrook for Engelsberg Ideas
- The trouble with stopping atrocities. Politics and ethics can’t be separated. An interview with Ralph Marniya for the New Humanitarian
- Podcast: A plan B for human rights. Listen to Intelligence Squared with George Robertson, Amal Clooney and Bill Browder.
Africa, Middle East, Central Asia
- Ethiopia’s perilous propaganda war. Efforts to control information are only hardening the country’s divisions. Nic Cheeseman and Yohannes Woldemariam in Foreign Affairs
- The return of Palestinian politics. Jonathan Schanzer in Foreign Policy
- Israeli’s government has nobody at the wheel. Shalom Lipner in Foreign Policy
- Syria’s civil war is 10 years old but Bashar al Assad still survives. David Lesch in Prospect Magazine
- Jordan has become a banana monarchy. It is imploding under America’s watch. Sean Yom in Foreign Policy
- Can social media help in the fight against sexual harassment in Egypt? Monica Naguib in Open Democracy
- Iran: how attack on nuclear facility will affect negotiations with the US. Christof Bluth in The Conversation
- Myanmar: could defecting security forces bring down the military regime? Natasha Lindstaedt for The Conversation
- A threat to the world. Brazil’s Covid-19 tragedy. Katherine Swindells and Ido Vock for the New Stateman
- The real migration crisis in in Central America. Andrew Selee and Ariel G Rui Soto in Foreign Affairs.