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October, 15

Can impact bonds help solve the global education crisis ?

How to achieve the financing required to deliver quality education ?


One solution links payment to achievement of outcomes through social and development impact bonds.

October, 03

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Could Drag in Russia and Turkey

Last weekend, fighting broke out in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting a frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.


The New York Times’ Andrew Kramer and Chatham House’s Laurence Broers examine what the conflict could mean for the region and Russia’s broader competition with Turkey for power.

September, 24

Remote Warfare and Private Military and Security Contractors

Christopher Kinsey and Helene Olsen from King’s College London join the podcast to discuss private military and security contractors and their role in remote warfare.

September, 14

China’s growing presence in the Gulf

The recent development of a Chinese base in Djibouti and increasing arms sales to the Gulf from China are significant additions in the Gulf–China relationship.


With increasing collaboration on high-technology projects,

China’s presence in the Gulf will likely continue to grow into the future.

September, 03

How a flexible zoning system would end the UK housing crisis

Drawing concerning comparisons with the ‘shortage economies’ of the former Eastern Bloc,

Anthony Breach argues that our discretionary, case-by-case planning system rations land, restricts the supply of new homes and decreases affordability.


He calls for the UK to scrap this approach and adopt a flexible zoning system,

as seen in countries such as Japan and parts of the USA.

August, 07

Climate Action in the European Union

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by someone who has been at the forefront of the EU’s response,

Executive Vice President of the European Commission in Charge of the European Green Deal,

Frans Timmermans.