Accidental war and Xi's sleepless nights
At a private meeting in Beijing before the covid-19 pandemic, President Xi Jinping confided to a visiting foreign guest that there were two things which kept him awake at night. The first, China falling into the middle-income trap. The second, China going to war with the US “by accident”. The latter concern of Xi could not be more pertinent in the wake of…
The geopolitics of: infrastructure
For many living in the US and the UK, encountering crumbling and inadequate infrastructure is a daily part of life. Yet, the tide may be turning. Last month's G20 Summit saw a large commitment to international infrastructure investment, and the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a rare bipartisan victory for US President Joe Biden. Why is…
The Inflation Reduction Act could be the crown jewel of US climate policy
Energy & Commodities
As temperatures soar across the globe, Democrats in Congress have woven together a party-line package to help achieve President Biden’s goal of a 50% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), likely to emerge from Congress this summer assuming Democrats can manage their fragile 50-vote Senate majority, has the potential to complete a…
Tech regulation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling: What can we expect?
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may discourage federal agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from aggressively pushing for innovative policies and regulations to tackle politically charged problems that impact the nation. By deciding that the EPA’s attempts…
How will Integrated Care Systems address NHS workforce issues?
Health and Life Sciences
Welcome to the first episode of a new mini-series exploring the NHS's adoption of Integrated Care Systems, presented by the Global Counsel Health and Life Sciences practice.
Top in Tech: The CHIPS Act and the UK leadership race
On this episode of Top in Tech, we are crossing the Atlantic to explore recent policy developments in the US and UK. First, Senior Practice Director Conan D'Arcy speaks to Senior Associate Ugonma Nwankwo about the CHIPS Act, America's long-delayed semiconductor production bill, and the narrowing political window to pass it. Then, we are joined by Associate Josh Bates…