Tom Kirk

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

Post Archive

07 April 2020
Disagreements on how to manage the COVID-19 outbreak can be traced back to four distinct ways of thinking about critical problems that have informed policy making for decades.…
07 April 2020
Sumithra Prasanna argues that we are in the midst of a debilitating 'infodemic' caused by our inability to make sense of the COVID-19 story. We all love stories. We have a…
06 April 2020
Graham Teskey explores potential governance challenges facing practitioners when the COVID-19 pandemic dissipates. Pandemics are depressingly common in human history. We all know…
06 April 2020
Amine Bennis highlights here how thematic diplomacy is an effective tool for middle powers to both increase their influence and promote shared interests with smaller states. A key…
03 April 2020
Duncan Green introduces a recent paper on COVID-19 as a 'critical juncture' and an open webinar to discuss its ideas next week hosted by Global Policy. My LSE students are a…
03 April 2020
Harry Sanders looks for international models to solve Scotland's growing demographic crisis. After years of discussion and debate, Brexit appeared to move one step further…
02 April 2020
Shannon O’Connell, from the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, argues that COVD-19 epidemic is an opportunity to push the ‘restart’ button on women’s role in society. I live in…
02 April 2020
Jordy Lee and Morgan Bazilian explain why supply chain disruptions from COVID 19 are indicative of larger problems withing the mining industry. Without holding mining…
01 April 2020
Juergen Braunstein and Sachin Silva explore the need for financial risk models to account for pandemics. The Dow Jones industrial average recorded its highest single-day…
31 March 2020
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik examines the politics of humanitarian wearables to understand more about how digitization is reshaping the nature and relations of aid. Utopian…
30 March 2020
Iwa Salami reports on countries relaxing cryptocurrency regulations in the wake of COVID-19 and what this may mean for the technology's future. Anyone holding bitcoin would have…
30 March 2020
Maddie Grounds explores calls for the automation of health services and what they may mean for the NHS.  Covid-19 is an unprecedented time in our history. The global pandemic…
27 March 2020
The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism 1860-1914 by Donald Sassoon. Allen Lane 2019. 753 pp, £30 hardcover 978-0-241-31516-3, £14.99 paperback 978-0-141-98655-5, £30…
26 March 2020
Xi Lin unpicks China's grassroots led efforts “to serve the governed” in response to COVID-19. A short video went viral in China over the past two days. A Chinese student…
25 March 2020
Nathan Alexander Sears wonders whether the explosion of state power in response to COVID-19 will abate or become a feature of our lives. The COVID-19 virus has now spread to 168…