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Best of the week - 9 October 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

UK politics/Brexit

US election/politics/foreign policy

European affairs

Middle East

Kasra Aarabi looks at the militarisation of Iran’s presidency. The IRGC and the 2021 elections

How the Arab world turned against Hezbollah. Lizzie Porter in Prospect

Jordan’s endless transition. Ursula Lindsey in the New York Review of Books.

In other news

Podcast: International Crisis Group brings us ‘Hold your fire' a series of podcasts which examine international conflict around the world

Podcast: The winner takes it all: the dark side of meritocracy’. We often hear about the idea of meritocracy but philosopher Michael Sandel thinks it isn’t such a good thing. Listen to Reasons to be Cheerful.

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