Protecting the UK’s ability to defend its values

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This report from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre is a collection of essays on finding Britain’s role in a changing world. This essay collection has been edited by Foreign Policy Centre Director Adam Hug. It includes contributions from: Harpinder Collacott (Executive Director of Development Initiatives); Sir Ciarán Devane (Chief Executive of the British… Read more »

The cost of Covid-19

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This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the impact of coronavirus on the UK’s public finances. As the chancellor prepares to set out his Winter Economy Plan to parliament, this report estimates that Covid-19 is already likely to cost the UK government £317bn – in increased public borrowing – in… Read more »

Economic openness: Morocco case study

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This report from UK think tank the Legatum Institute provides an in-depth country case study into Morocco and its economic openness.  This Morocco case study is one of a number of in-depth reports which analyse an individual country’s performance on the key characteristics of openness to trade, investment, ideas, competition, and talent. The report highlights… Read more »

A market for residential care services

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This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at the market provision of residential social care. The market-based provision of residential social care is not widely acknowledged in public discourse and, at times, in policymaking circles. Much attention has rightly been given to finding a long-term funding solution for the social care… Read more »

Europe, the US and China

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This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform looks at the love-hate triangle of the US, China and Europe. The COVID-19 crisis has worsened relations between the US and China, but Europe must avoid being caught between the two rival superpowers. It needs to find common ground with like-minded democratic states and… Read more »

Powering the UK’s response to Antimicrobial Resistance

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This report from UK think tank Reform looks at how the UK is trying to tackle the global threat of Antimicrobial Resistance. This report provides a critical assessment of the UK’s efforts to tackle the mounting global threat of Antimicrobial Resistance and proposes ideas for reform.

The circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

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This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at the opportunities for building resilience in the circular economies. The circular economy has gained prominence in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in recent years as an approach to sustainable development. Countries in the region have either implemented or are planning new circular economy policies,… Read more »