Reports

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The EU Settlement Scheme

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at the generous EU Settlement Scheme. The terms of the EU Settlement Scheme are very generous in giving EU citizens the right to stay in the UK permanently, both absolutely and in comparison with the EU freedom of movement regime. However, those EU citizens...

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Breaking the curse of corruption in Lebanon

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at the near collapse of the state in Lebanon due to corruption. Lebanon is facing an unprecedented socio-economic crisis. Since the end of the civil war, corruption within the political elites – which have used the state as a vehicle for self-enrichment and patronage-distribution – has...

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Skills for net-zero in Lancashire

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at building the low carbon workforce of the future. The Government has committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This will require a transformative shift in our economy, with significant impacts on the make-up and viability of specific sectors, the jobs...

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Cyber capabilities and national power

This report from UK think tank IISS provides a net assessment of cyber capabilities and national power. The result of two years of study by IISS researchers, this report provides a major new qualitative assessment of 15 countries’ cyber power, as well as a new qualitative framework for understanding how to rank global state cyber...

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Cyber insurance and the cyber security challenge

This report from UK think tank RUSI looks at whether cyber insurance can incentivise better cyber security practices among policyholders. This paper explores whether cyber insurance can incentivise better cyber security practices among policyholders. It finds that the shortcomings of cyber insurance mean that its contribution to improving cyber security practices is more limited than...

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Climate risk management for international organizations

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at ideas for improving strategic planning. Most international organizations were not designed to deal with the consequences of climate change. An overhaul of risk management, taking specific account of climate-related risks, is therefore needed to ensure the continued operational effectiveness of UN bodies and other agencies....

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Inequality in the highest degree?

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust looks at postgraduates, prices and participation. When it comes to social mobility, the goalposts are always moving. As access to any given level of education becomes more common, inequalities tend to move upwards, with those from better-off backgrounds seeking to keep their advantages. While access to...

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The UK internal market

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at balancing frictionless trade and regulatory autonomy. A new approach to the UK internal market is needed to avoid a collision course between the UK government and the devolved nations which could erode support for the union. A well-functioning internal market will mean fewer...

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All aboard

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at a plan for fairly decarbonising how people travel. The urgency of the climate crisis cannot be overstated. Yet the transport sector is currently the number one contributor to the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and little progress has been made in over the past three decades in...

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From partners to rivals?

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform looks at the future of EU-Turkey relations. Relations between the EU and Turkey have become fractious. In 2018, the EU froze Turkish accession negotiations in response to the deterioration of Turkish democracy. Ankara’s naval operations near Greek islands and Cyprus further increased tensions with...

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Look beyond power-sharing to start building peace in Syria

This briefing by the Foreign Policy Centre looks at a way to address the continuing conflict in Syria. Ten years on since Syrians rose up against the oppressive Assad regime, a resolution to the devastating conflict that followed does not seem near. The US and the EU continue to back the UN-led political process bringing...

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The commercial edge

This report from UK think tank Localis looks at renewing the case for the local investment state. As far back as the twelfth century, we have evidence that local authorities have engaged in commercial activity effectively – benefitting residents, improving public services and generating much-needed revenue independent of central government. Jo Chamberlain’s fabled ‘gas and...

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Politically sanctioned corruption and barriers to reform in Iraq

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at the pernicious effects of politically sanctioned corruption on governance in Iraq. This paper explores the pernicious effects of politically sanctioned corruption on governance in Iraq. This type of corruption is more consequential for the coherence of the state, and for its everyday functioning, than petty...

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Re-examination

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Progressive Policy looks at expanding educational opportunities for every child. This working paper maps the ways in which social disadvantage affects educational outcomes among children and young people, impacting their progression through the education system and ultimately their employment prospects. Having commissioned Roger Taylor, former Chair...

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Using targets to improve public services

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at government targets, what they miss and what they help. Government targets in public services may do more harm than good. The government has added new targets to existing ones across key public services such as the NHS, schools and the police, which it...

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