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Saudi Arabia and Iran: the struggle to shape the Middle East

This publication examines the increasingly fractious rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran and its devastating impact, shaped

Back in credit?

This briefing note focuses on the implications of recent changes to Universal Credit (UC) – in particular

Tunnel vision

In this briefing paper we explore the challenge facing the Chancellor in this year’s Budget: balancing the

Supervision after Brexit

In Supervision after Brexit, the Institute for Government argues that there is a hole in the Government’s

Resetting the backstop

In this paper, Open Europe examines how the UK and EU arrived at the current impasse over

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E.D. Hirsch on Forging A Common Language Community in Education

Come to this event to hear from E. D. Hirsch (Founder, Core Knowledge Foundation and Professor Emeritus, University of

Forging a career in the civil service: keynote speech by Rupert McNeil

The Institute for Government is delighted to welcome Rupert McNeil, civil service Chief People Officer, to deliver

Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism

India and Turkey were the two exemplars of twentieth-century ‘secular states’ outside of the West. Professor Sumantra Bose

Is there an ideological monoculture at British universities, and does it matter?

Jonathan Haidt, one of the western world’s most important social psychologists and public intellectuals, will be launching

Hungary and Poland: Democracy and rule of law under pressure

The Foreign Policy Centre is hosting a Westminster seminar to explore the current political situation in Hungary

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