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Is recycling broken?
Were we wrong to think that recycling was the answer to our waste problem?
Could India’s Muslims become second class citizens?
Could a new law in India be a step towards making Muslims second class citizens?
Will a pandemic ever kill millions again?
Global health pandemics have killed millions in the past. Could one do so again?
Why are trade deals so hard to do?
As Britain tries to negotiate multiple trade deals, why do they take so long?
Why don’t we care about facts?
We believe facts if we want to, but dismiss them if we don’t like them. Why?
Have our climate models been wrong?
Climate models are vital but have some concentrated too much on extreme scenarios?
How China turned the tide with coronavirus
China’s infection rate for coronavirus has dropped dramatically. What did they do?
Why did the USA fail in its initial coronavirus response?
'It’s a failing, let's admit it’ says top US health official, Dr Anthony Fauci. Why?
Coronavirus: What can the world learn from South Korea?
Without a lockdown, South Korea has had great success against Covid-19. How?
Why is it taking so long to develop a Covid-19 vaccine?
The race is on for the world’s scientists to develop an effective Covid-19 vaccine
Can Africa cope with coronavirus?
With poorer economies and less developed healthcare, how will Africa deal with Covid-19?
How do you help people stay rational in a pandemic?
People weren’t prepared for life in lockdown. How can we stay level headed in a pandemic?
How do we come out of the lockdown?
Some nations are beginning to tentatively lift lockdowns. What's the best way to do it?
Why are people attacking 5G mobile phone masts?
Tanya Beckett asks why people are attacking mobile phone masts.
Why are so many ethnic minorities dying in the UK and US?
Data in both the UK and US suggests they may be at greater risk of catching Covid-19
Why does Germany have such a low number of deaths from Covid-19?
Kavita Puri asks why Germany has such a low number of deaths from Covid-19?
How will the world pay for Covid-19?
How will governments fund the huge sums needed to get through the coronavirus crisis?
How far can the Chinese government be blamed for Covid-19?
What could the Chinese government have done differently to prevent the global pandemic?
Why do US cops keep killing unarmed black men?
Why is George Floyd the latest in a long line of unarmed black men killed by US police?
Will Covid-19 change cities?
Kavita Puri explores what our cities will look like after Covid-19
How will Hollywood respond to the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements?
Why the movie business is having trouble representing the world’s population.
Why do we care about statues?
What do statues tell us about how countries deal with their past?
What does Putin want?
As he looks to extend his reign as Russian leader, what motivates President Putin?
Why are Covid cases rising in the US?
Why are Covid cases dramatically increasing in some U.S. states where rates had been low?
Is China versus India the most important rivalry of the 21st century?
The border clash between China and India could reverberate through all Asia and beyond.
Should Joe Biden stay in the basement?
Despite a low-key campaign, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the polls.
Why isn’t the world doing more to help the Uighurs?
With an estimated million Uighurs in detention camps, China has stifled world criticism.
Will the pandemic get worse in the winter?
There are fears that coronavirus will surge as temperatures drop.
Will America’s 'Big Tech' firms be reined in?
US lawmakers are deciding whether to act against the country’s powerful tech giants.
How close are we to a vaccine for Covid-19?
The race is on to find a vaccine for Covid-19. How close are we?
What’s gone wrong in Lebanon?
The Beirut blast has laid bare Lebanon’s deepening political and economic crisis.
What is “Obamagate?”
Is there any substance to Donald Trump’s latest claims of a conspiracy against him?
Will votes be safe in the US presidential election?
President Trump says mass postal voting will mean fraud but how likely is this?
Can the world stop online fraud?
Regarded by criminals as a lucrative low risk crime, what can we do to end online fraud?
Will the US presidential debates change the course of the election?
Will the presidential debates in America change the course of November's election?
Is Kanye West really running for US president?
The billionaire musician is on the ballot in fewer than 20 states. Is his bid serious?
Are shares in Elon Musk’s Tesla vastly overvalued?
How has the electric car maker become the most valuable auto company in the world?
Should we learn to live with Covid?
Are lockdowns the answer to rising infection rates or should we learn to live with Covid?
How has Trump changed America’s relationship with the world?
When elected, President Trump promised to put ‘America First’, but how has he governed?
Can President Trump still win the US presidential election?
With US presidential Joe Biden leading in the polls, can President Trump still win?
Why are Thai students risking jail to call for reform of the monarchy?
What's driving Thailand's new wave of pro-democracy protests?
Will the EndSARS protest change Nigeria?
Will Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests bring wider change?
What will Donald Trump do next?
What does the future hold for President Trump after his election defeat?
Do we have a vaccine to end the pandemic?
Do we have a vaccine to end the pandemic? And if so, can we distribute it fairly?
Why is Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winner bombing his own country?
On this week’s episode of The Inquiry – what’s behind the current conflict in Ethiopia?
Has French secularism gone too far?
In the wake of fresh criticism, Tanya Beckett asks has French secularism gone too far?
Has the time come for a European Super League?
On this week’s episode of The Inquiry – has the time come for a European Super League?
Are we getting closer to a protein revolution in medicine?
Will a new understanding of protein shapes play a key role in the development of drugs?
Why are boys academically underperforming?
Why do boys underperform girls in schools around the world?
Can Germany cope without Angela?
What changes can we expect when chancellor Angela Merkel leaves office later this year?
Why do the Indian farmer protests matter?
What could India’s farmer protests mean for the nation’s economic and political future?
Is online censorship going too far?
Who should decide who’s heard or silenced on platforms like Twitter and Facebook?
Will QAnon survive?
With President Trump gone and a social media clampdown, what is the future for QAnon?
How did Europe fall behind in the vaccine race?
The reasons why the EU has been so slow at procuring Covid vaccines.
Can we solve our space junk problem?
Millions of pieces of dangerous manmade debris are orbiting Earth. Can we clean up space?
What is the future for Myanmar?
As protests continue in Myanmar against the military, what is the country’s future?
Why did Alexei Navalny return to Russia?
After surviving an assassination attempt, the opposition leader is now facing jail time.