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Hannah O’Rourke

Sunak’s AI Safety Summit: Who gets a seat at the table?

Ignoring the hype about Elon Musk’s attendance, this week’s AI safety summit is serious business. It marks the first significant diplomatic interventions on AI, and therefore is likely to frame globally how the world’s governments might respond to this technology. There have been some welcome but tentative government interventions so

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Jasbir Basi

Now is the time to speed ahead, not retreat from net zero

“The debate about how we get to Net Zero has thrown up a range of worrying proposals and today I want to confirm that under this government, they’ll never happen.”  Rishi Sunak’s speech in September marked a break from over a decade of political consensus on the importance of Net

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Paul Richards

Breakthrough By-Elections: The Big Picture of Labour’s Modernisation

Peter Kyle MP, the man who masterminded Labour’s breathtaking win in Mid-Beds, has called the result ‘a political earthquake’. But he’s wrong. It’s much bigger than that. An earthquake may shake the walls, knock over a few vases, and take down some buildings. The results from Mid-Bedfordshire and Tamworth are

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A hole in the wall between Israel and Gaza.
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Toby Greene

The Hamas-Israel War: Why now and what next?

Devastating and fast-moving events in Israel and the Gaza Strip – including a catastrophic explosion at a Gaza hospital on 17 October caused it seems by an errant Palestinian rocket – will leave many observers reeling and desperate. Yet we must try to assess why this conflict has erupted now,

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Nathan Yeowell

Making Progress

Today is my final day as director of Progressive Britain and, coming just days after this year’s Labour Party Conference, it provides an opportunity to reflect. Our strapline since we rebranded in 2021 has been Imaginative Thinking to Rebuild Labour and the Nation. Its more that just a line though,

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Paul Richards

Ten ways to tell if Labour is ready to govern…

As the Tories implode into a farrago of populist nastiness and broken promises, with Liz Truss as their spirit guide, attention turns to whether Labour is ready to govern. Labour’s conference in Liverpool is the last one before the voters make up their minds about whether they trust us or

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Steve McCabe

Labour can be ambitious in its Middle East policy

If Labour wins the next general election, the political and economic landscape of the Middle East will look rather different than when Tony Blair arrived in Downing Street in 1997. Although already faltering, much optimism still surrounded the Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. The reformist Mohammad Khatami

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Thom Brooks

Polls say Labour can win on immigration

A key barometer for assessing Labour’s future electoral success is how it scores in areas where the Conservatives often do best, such as the economy or crime. Everyone expects that Labour will have greater support on health and education – and it’s essential for our political future this remains steadfastly

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