Tom Kirk

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

Post Archive

20 October 2020
Once the Kremlin is persuaded that Joe Biden will become the US’s next president, it will go for the jugular. Already today, not election manipulation, but triggering civil…
15 October 2020
Don McLain Gill on how Quad members could offer an alternative to China's new South Asian empire. As China continues to deepen its influence in South Asia, the…
14 October 2020
This blog is based on a new paper published in the forthcoming special issue of Global Policy, edited by C2G. To access an early view of the full article, please…
14 October 2020
Linda Ghirardello and Roland Benedikter argue that the results of Guinea's upcoming election will have ramifications for the whole of West Africa and beyond.  There are…
13 October 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more reliant on digital tools for connection and communication; Dealing with COVID-19 restrictions an physical distancing rules, young…
12 October 2020
To understand the response to COVID-19 in Africa we must look beyond actions taken by formal states. The roles played by various public authorities, operating below the national…
08 October 2020
Zhanna Malekos Smith explores Iran's growing space ambitions. The Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran wrote that “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” A similar barrier…
08 October 2020
“The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are calling for the immediate disembarkation of more than 400 rescued migrants and refugees…
07 October 2020
Sumithra Prasanna explores how COVID-19 has brought long-standing tensions between individual freedoms, safety, democracy and the common good to the fore. “When is coercion…
05 October 2020
Martha Molfetas draws parallels between the deadly effects of popular responses to COVID-19 and climate change.  Scientists have been ringing the alarm bell on our climate…
05 October 2020
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen explore how a tech-reliant humanitarian sector increasingly finds itself implicated in a global War on Data. In 1971, the…