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Independent analysis, opinion and commentaries written by academics, researchers, and journalists.

Haven’t had COVID yet? It could be more than just luck.

5 min read
Even taking into account people who have had COVID but didn’t know it, there’s still likely to be a group of people who have never been infected.

Finland and Sweden’s desire to join Nato shows Putin has permanently redrawn the map of Europe.

5 min read
Sweden and Finland’s plans to join Nato are a symbol of a major shake-up of the European security order.

How the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is 21st-century imperialism writ large.

5 min read
How will asylum seekers relocated from the UK be accommodated in Rwanda, beyond temporary plans to convert a former hostel into a detention centre, and what will happen to those who are not granted asylum? Whatever. For the UK, the UK-Rwanda deal represents yet another business interest in Africa.

Russia may declare war on Ukraine on May 9 – and use it as a reason to double down on attacks.

5 min read
Western officials say that Russia may officially declare war on Ukraine on May 9. An international relations expert explains why this day is significant, and why a war declaration would matter.

Severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of ageing.

5 min read
A new study finds that the cognitive loss from severe COVID is the same as losing 10 IQ points.

Local elections are about the most important issues affecting our daily lives – Why do they always become a referendum on the prime minister?

5 min read
Votes are for people who decide incredibly important aspects of our lives, yet they are portrayed as the voters’ way of giving the government of the day a bloody nose.

A fracking review suggests the UK has softened the precautionary principle since leaving the EU.

4 min read
Despite banning fracking in 2019, the UK government’s decision to soften the fracking moratorium could pave the way for regulatory decisions which prioritise potential financial benefits over the risks to the environment and public health.
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