Written Evidence to the JCNSS Inquiry into Biosecurity and National Security

Helen Ramscar points to the urgent need to protect the UK life sciences sector from the impact of halted clinical trials across therapy areas and reduced research funding due to Covid. For the buoyancy of the sector is critical to the UK’s ability to continue pioneering pharmacological countermeasures (medicines, treatments, vaccines) to biosecurity risks like …

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Tipping Point review: Journal of Contemporary European Studies

The following book review by Derek Hawes features in the March 2020 edition of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies 28 (2): 1-2. The original can be accessed here. JCES Book Review Derek Hawes. February 2020 Slipping Loose: The UK’s Long Drift Away from the European Union. By Martin Westlake. (Agenda Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) 2020. …

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Britain has got too much Previous to play fast and loose with international law, by @MikeClarke2020s

The idea that Britain is contemplating breaking international law in the Internal Market Bill is not as much of an outlier as many people think. When it comes to international law, Britain is beginning to look like a serial petty offender with quite a lot of Previous. If the last three governments have got short …

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Tipping Point review: Foreign Affairs

The following book review by Andrew Moravcsik features in the September/October 2020 edition of Foreign Affairs and can be accessed here. Two London-based policy analysts study the challenges and opportunities facing British foreign policy. On challenges, they recycle clichés: the world is materially better but people remain dissatisfied, inequality and xenophobia threaten liberal democracy, globalization …

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British Army Considers A Future Without Tanks

Michael Clarke, professor of defence studies at King's College London, notes: "The emphasis on the heavy metal of military forces is seen as a shibboleth of old thinking in an era that is fast disappearing for everyone - except the super power." The full article by BBC Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale can be found here.