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Best of the week - 5 February 2021

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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.


UK and Europe

  • Podcast: What is the Union? Historian Colin Kidd talks about the origins of the Union and the ideas that underpin it. Is the island of Britain a natural territorial political unit? Is nationalism compatible with Unionism? What changed in the 1970s? From TALKING POLITICS
  • Podcast: Is Brexit ‘done? Listen to Dr Karl Pike (QMUL), Dr Anand Menon (UK in a Changing Europe, KCL) and Professor Eunice Goes (Richmond University), discuss whether Brexit is, in fact, ‘done’, and what part the UK’s ongoing relationship with the EU will play in future political strategies. A Mile End Institute podcast.

United States

In the news….Navalny/Putin, Belarus, coup in Mynamar, Indian farmers

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