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Helen Thompson is professor of political economy at Cambridge University and a regular on the Talking Politics podcast.
China’s new industrial strategy has proved as much of a shock to British politics as Brexit and the triumph of the SNP.
Boris Johnson has bet on a “green industrial revolution” as the avenue for Union-wide economic transformation. Will it pay off?
The belief that democracy represented moral progress has led to an arrangement that itself compromises nation-state autonomy.
The perpetual cycle of lockdowns has shown the reality of the Hobbesian state, where authority is backed by coercion, and the problem with his belief in one all-powerful sovereign.
The moment that Brexit appeared advantageous, Ireland became collateral damage in the EU’s need to cover its own vulnerability.
Abuses in Xinjiang have been overshadowed by lucrative side-deals and strategic rhetoric from France and Germany.
The government’s “build back better” narrative renders the pandemic an opportunity – but ignores the fact that prior to Covid-19, something was already amiss in the world economy.
The former chief aide to Boris Johnson saw through David Cameron's attempts in 2015 to hide the precarious nature of Britain's EU membership.
For Republicans, energy is a matter of economic growth and geopolitical strength; for many Democrats, it is about climate change. But both parties must tackle US dependence on China.
If Boris Johnson were to refuse another referendum, it would be harder to persuade Scottish voters that they are better served in the Union.