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.
- Europe said it was pandemic ready. Pride was its downfall writes David D. Kirkpatrick, Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan in the New York Times
- Podcast: Unherd talks to political philosopher, John Gray. Are we living through one of the greatest changes in history?
- If Brexit is so great, why is Britain acting like it’s not happening? Read Finton O’Toole in the Irish Times
- Podcast: British Business and Brexit. How do businesses respond in the immediate post-referendum era and what has business done and can do to make the best of Brexit? Listen to the latest in the Mile End Institute podcasts
- Podcast: Listen to Britain.The Secret State? from Novara Media. While we often hear how Britain must remember its history, the British state goes to great lengths to do the very opposite
- Meet the Zoomer generation and their desire for ‘hyper-liberalism’. Read
- Matthew Goodwin’s essay for Engelsberg Ideas
- A look at the UK between China and Washington. Read Kerry Brown’s analysis
- Why the EU struggles to agree on anything. Catherine E. De Vries for Politico
- Xi banks on the decline and fall of the West. Matthew Syed in the Times
- China is done biding its time: the end of Beijing’s foreign policy constraint? Read Kurt M. Campbell and Mira Rapp-Hooper in Foreign Affairs
- How to ruin a superpower. Read Stephen M. Walt in Foreign Policy
- Debbie Dingell is afraid the Trump polls are wrong again. Elaine Godfrey in the Atlantic
- America’s enduring class system. Isobel Wilkerson explains in the New York Times magazine
- Podcast: What’s happening in the American newsroom? Cries of fake news, illiberalism in the administration, fractured audiences, the cancel culture debate, shaky business models and more. Listen to the Ezra Klein Show
- Podcast: A look back at Yuval Noah Harari’s 2016 book Homo Deus. TALKING POLITICS looks back at some of the themes - the power of the big technology companies, the vulnerability of democracy and the deep uncertainty we all feel about the future
- Europe frets, America yawns: the trans-Atlantic gap on domestic Islamism. Lorenzo Vidino for the Hudson Institute
- Turkey’s presidential dictatorship. Read Murat Belge in the Open Democracy
- The return of ‘empire’ in International Politics. Read more from Gareth Smyth in Responsible Statecraft.