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Retreating rights

This report from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre examines the pressure on human rights in Tajikistan. After almost 30 years of independence, Tajikistan finds itself in a very difficult place, combining extreme poverty with a system that brooks no dissent. Tajikistan’s descent into authoritarianism has taken place gradually but inexorably since the end...

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A new normal

This report from UK think tank RUSI looks at how to counter the financing of self-activating terrorism in Europe. This Occasional Paper analyses the financial behaviours of self-activating terrorists from across the ideological spectrum and offers guidance on how CTF efforts might be shaped to the distinct contours of this threat.

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Tackling Covid-19: A case for better financial support to self-isolate

This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust looks at financial support for those that need to isolate. Asking people with Covid-19 to self-isolate is vital to keep the pandemic under control as lockdown measures ease, yet only 52% of people who have symptoms isolate. This briefing by the Nuffield Trust and the Resolution...

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Measuring disadvantage

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust looks at how various proxies for family background correlate with long-run family income. A major challenge when contextualising admissions to university, or recruitment for jobs, is access to high quality information on a young person’s background, to identify those who should benefit. Granular and verifiable information...

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Double trouble

This report from UK think tank Resolution Foundation explores the labour market and mental health impact of Covid-19 on young people. This report marks the beginning of a three-year research programme at the Resolution Foundation investigating the links between the labour market and mental health outcomes of young people. In this launch paper, we examine...

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A fair transition for farming

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at the reform of the UK farming system in the context of nature and climate crises. Reforming our farming system is of critical importance if we are to rise to the challenge of the nature and climate crises. But farming in the UK is facing not one...

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Myths and misconceptions in the debate on Russia

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at how myths and misconceptions affect Western policy, and what can be done. This report deconstructs 16 of the most prevalent myths and misconceptions that shape contemporary Western thinking on Russia. It explains their detrimental impact on the design and execution of policy, and in each...

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New biodiversity framework can learn from climate change experience

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at the ‘super year’ of meetings that will chart a decade of action to address threats to climate, nature and people. Biodiversity loss is accelerating, while the global response lags behind. We failed to meet any of the previous 10-year targets for biodiversity conservations set under...

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University admissions: the international picture

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust looks at the global picture of HE admissions systems and timetables. England has a ‘pre-qualification’ system of higher education admissions, where applications and offers are made to young people before exam results are received. While in most cases offers are conditional on achieving a grade target...

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Taking stock of the Conservative manifesto

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at whether the Johnson government has lived up to its promises. The government could not have foreseen a global pandemic when it decided on its manifesto promises ahead of the December 2019 general election. Still, it has completed some of its flagship pledges, most...

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EU foreign, security and defence policy co-operation with neighbours

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform looks at how the EU works with its neighbours in foreign and security policy. The European Union’s neighbours are a diverse group of countries, including candidates for membership, countries that are NATO members and are not seeking EU membership, and countries that aspire to...

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When should individuals save for retirement?

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies looks at predictions on retirement savings from an economic model of household saving behaviour. Most individuals need to save privately for retirement if they are to maintain their living standards when they stop working. There has been lots of research and discussion on how...

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The state of end of life care

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at end of life care and how to build back better after Covid-19. Covid-19 has caused serious disruption to end of life care provision in England. Excess deaths have spiked due to the pandemic, putting more strain on providers. The hospice sector has seen their fundraising disrupted,...

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On the way to emancipation, not all roads lead through NATO

This briefing from UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre looks at what does Russia want. Dr Kevork Oskanian looks at the question of 'What does Russia want?' and how not all roads lead through NATO.

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Building a food system that works for everyone

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at how to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. The global food system is intricately linked to many of the greatest problems facing the world today, from the rise of non-communicable diseases, childhood hunger and food insecurity to environmental degradation, species loss...

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