The EU’s new long term budget: a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union?Listen
An "On the ground" view of managing covid-19 with UNC HealthListen
What can covid-19 teach us about strengthening the US education system?Listen
Covid-19's impact on the tourism industryListen
How is sanctions policy changing due to covid-19?Listen
Interpreting the UK's new tariff regimeListen
US hospital policy and Certificate of Need laws in the wake of covid-19 with Mercatus CenterListen
Ways to engage: EU public consultationsListen
An unlikely Trans-Pacific alliance? The UK’s case for CPTPP membership
Trade & Manufacturing
When the UK and Japan finalised their new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) this month, Tokyo made a point of insisting that the agreement was a stepping-stone to UK accession to the CPTPP, or Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Joining the Asia-Pacific trade deal - which includes Japan, Australia and Canada among others - has long been a…
Party over patria: The failure of political debate in America
Last night’s US presidential debate confirmed the extent to which partisan politics dominates political discourse (or the lack thereof) in America. But it wasn’t the bombast and belligerence of the two candidates (one in particular) that stood out to me. I have come to expect those from contemporary American politicians. Rather, it was something that remained unsaid that…
Uber survives to fight another day in London, but for how long?
Defying expectations that it would be banned from the city entirely, yesterday Uber won an appeal at a London court enabling it to continue operating in the British capital. While acknowledging Uber’s historical failings, the court argued that the ride-hailing platform was “fit and proper” to continue serving customers in London, subject to fulfilling certain conditions…
The centre loses – again: three lessons from Italy’s ballot box results
Last week Italy overwhelmingly approved proposals to reduce the size of its parliament with a 70%-30% referendum vote. Six major regions also elected local governments, which yield real power in Italy. These delivered a tie between the centre-left coalition and the right-of-centre bloc, each securing three regions. The elections and the referendum offered almost the…
Is the UK Government's use of algorithms missing the beat?
The pressure on governments to cut costs and increase efficiency in core governance functions is set to increase. In the UK, the covid-19 pandemic has brought a huge expansion of public spending, while at the same time posing challenges to how public services are delivered.
Success at COP26: four issues to watch from GC's experts
We hear from four of our climate and energy experts on key issues that will impact the success or failure of COP26: China's climate action policies; a shift from mitigation to resilience and adaptation in sustainability efforts; the Paris Agreement's controversial global carbon market; and how different US climate policy may look depending on the eleciton results.