Tom Kirk

Tom is GP's Online Editor and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Post Archive

15 November 2019
I recently sat down with inequality guru Branko Milanovic to discuss his path-breaking work on inequality, and his new book, Capitalism Alone (review follows tomorrow). Here are a…
14 November 2019
Tena Prelec reports on an initiative to expose how Western actors – such as bankers, accountants, lawyers, estate agents, and PR specialists – facilitate…
13 November 2019
The Netherlands has recently joined a handful of other Western countries in passing new laws with the hope of stifling terrorist activity and threats. Thea Hilhorst and Isabelle…
11 November 2019
Protests convulse global politics, but it’s what happens when they die down that can really make a difference. The last half-year has seen a startling cluster of protests around…
07 November 2019
Brooks Marmon explores the propaganda struggles and diplomatic debates emanating from Western sanctions on Zimbabwe. Africa fully supports the post-Mugabe regime of President…
05 November 2019
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Dennis Dijkzeul reflect on some of the new directions in humanitarian governance and the ambiguity of some of the principal techniques. According…
04 November 2019
There’s little that the left and the right agree on these days. But surely one thing is beyond question: that national governments must protect citizens from the gravest threats…
01 November 2019
Europe is already behind the US and China in Internet technologies — and risks falling behind in AI Whoever leads in this sphere [AI] will become the ruler of the world” said…
29 October 2019
Jessica ‘Zhanna’ Malekos Smith explores what we mean when we talk of 'information warfare'. In preparing to write a book, George Orwell’s guiding philosophy was to write because “…
28 October 2019
Vasilis Trigkas argues that European and American domestic political reforms would be the best response to China’s recent authoritarian assertiveness. Much ink has been spilled on…
24 October 2019
Cambridge - The rise of populist nationalism throughout the West has been fueled partly by a clash between the objectives of equity in rich countries and higher living standards…
22 October 2019
Improving the lot of global supply chain workers involves not only organising local and migrant workers to pressure suppliers, brands and retailers, but leveraging the financial…
21 October 2019
Morgan Bazilian, Ian Lange, Peter Aaen and Alex Gilbert  argue that space solar power has the potential to provide energy whilst helping to address climate change. Due to…