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Are we giving machines too much power over our lives?
Will new infrastructure spending help all of Britain prosper, or widen its divides?
Death Is a Bore
Can science offer us a realistic prospect of immortality and would it be desirable?
Can Technology Be Stopped?
Is it time to disrupt the disrupters and rein in big tech?
The Middle East Conundrum
Is there any chance of a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
British Politics: A Russian View
Is political technology causing society to fragment?
Trump and Trade
As a US trade war looms, how far will President Trump go to put 'America First'?
Why do we struggle with very different notions of fairness when it comes to social care?
The Truth About Britain's Beggars
Former homeless drug-addict Mark Johnson explores our relationship with street beggars
How power moved from west to east after the 2008 financial crisis
Operation Tory Black Vote
Can the Conservatives ever win over non-white support?
Northern Ireland - Where Next?
Northern Ireland could soon face a huge decision - whether to leave the UK.
The Pupil Premium
Has extra funding through the pupil premium helped poorer children succeed at school?
Do Assassinations Work?
Poison, exploding cigars and shooting down planes: tales of espionage and statesmanship.
How to kill a democracy
How many democracies around the world are gradually being dismantled
The Replication Crisis
Many key findings of psychological research are under question. What's going on?
The Next Crash
What could cause a future financial crash? Ian Goldin investigates.
The Trumped Republicans
Republican insider Ron Christie on how Donald Trump's presidency has changed his party.
Jim Naughtie examines what the Trump presidency means for America's old European allies.
The War for Normal
How influencers are trying - and succeeding - in changing our world views
Do children of married parents do better?
Does being born to non-married parents affect a child's prospects in life?
Are we living in a golden age of political conspiracy theories?
Does a falling currency help or harm the economy?
Have British politics been more shaped by Irish history than most MPs are ready to admit?
Could assemblies of ordinary citizens help heal our political divides?
Will humans survive the century?
What is the chance of the human race surviving the 21st century?
Are we heading for a mass extinction?
Will human actions result in the demise of huge numbers of other species?
Will China and America go to war?
Will competition between China and the United States inevitably lead to military conflict?
Love Island, dating apps and the politics of desire
Shahidha Bari explores the changing landscape of modern love.
Why better maintenance is one of the most urgent and creative challenges we face.
The Real Gender Pay Gap
Women are paid less than men and do more unpaid work. What's going on and can we fix it?
Green technology and early adoption
Simon Jack investigates whether the UK should be an early adopter of green technology.
Can computer profiles cut crime?
Can computer algorithms predict and even prevent future crime?
Understanding the risks of terrorism
How should the authorities, MI5 and the public perceive and respond to the threat?
The Forgotten Half
Why is the further education of young people who don't go to university so neglected?
Going the way of the dodo? The decline of Britain's two main parties.
Are Britain's two main political parties now in terminal decline?
A shorter working week
What happened to the dream of working less? Sonia Sodha investigates the four-day week.
Do white people need to think more about their race?
The Problem with Boys
The reverse gender gap: why boys are failing at school and what can be done about it.
A question of artefacts
How should museums deal with contentious legacies?
The New Censorship
How censorship works in our information age.
State Aid: Brexit, Bailouts and Corporate Bonanzas
Do the EU's state aid rules hold the UK back from having a more active industrial policy?
Can I Change Your Mind?
Margaret Heffernan challenges a view that polarisation means we do not change our minds.
The uses and misuses of history in politics
How well do our politicians understand British history?
NATO at 70
NATO won the first Cold War, but could it lose the second?
Get woke or go broke?
Are businesses serious about getting woke or is it old capitalism with new lipstick on?
The NHS, AI and Our Data
Will a combination of data and artificial intelligence transform the future of the NHS?
The Early Years Miracle?
The government spends billions on early years education - but what good is it doing?
Do voters need therapy?
James Tilley asks to what extent our politics is now steeped in cognitive distortion?
It's Not Easy Being Green
Why aren't The Greens more popular?
China's Captured "Princess"
How the furore over a single arrest demonstrates China's rising power.
Paul Johnson explores what the world of work tells us about inequality in England.
Command and Control?
What would be different if 10 Downing Street rather than the Treasury ran economic policy?
The Roots of 'Woke' Culture
Journalist Helen Lewis uncovers the roots of 'woke' culture.
Identity Wars: lessons from the Dreyfus Affair and Brexit Britain
Can divided societies heal? Lessons from the Dreyfus Affair, which split France in two.
The Return of Reality?
What might the pandemic do for our sense of shared reality?
The Smack of Firm Leadership
Which leaders will emerge stronger from the global pandemic - authoritarians or democrats?
More time and money is being spent on children than ever before. Why?
What do we get wrong about self-care?
The Post-Pandemic State
What should government priorities be now that it has such a dominant role in the economy?
Thinking for the Long Term
How critical is the ability to think and plan for the long term?
Humans vs the Planet
What the ‘we are the virus’ meme tells us about green politics.
Behavioural Science and the Pandemic
Behavioural fatigue: what is it, where did it come from, and what’s the link with Nudge?
Is the Internet Broken?
Is the infrastructure of the internet up to scratch?
Planning for the Worst
How ready are we for the next pandemic, cyber attack, volcanic eruption, or solar storm?
Trouble on the backbenches? Tory Leaders and their MPs
Rosie Campbell assesses the relationship between Tory leaders and their MPs.
The Rise and Fall of the Bond Market Traders
Governments are borrowing more than ever, but does it matter?
The Future of Welfare
Should Britain’s social insurance system be more German?
This Fractured Isle
Edward Stourton asks whether Covid-19 could hasten the breakup of the United Kingdom.
Who Runs that Place?
Who takes China's big decisions, how are they reached and what power struggles lie ahead?
What does the future hold for Silicon Valley's tech start ups in a post-pandemic world?