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Expert comment, Macron reshuffle

"Macron’s reshuffle, ditching a popular PM, is a gamble indicating how weak he is, how high the stakes are." Professor Ben Clift of PAIS comments on the news that the French Prime Minister has resigned, and explores what this means for President Macron's leadership and re-election chances.


Expert comment on decision to merge FCO and DFID

"Alignment of trading and security interests, as articulated by the FCO seem to be taking centre stage, as DfID gets side-lined." Professor Shirin Rai, Director, Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development, comments on the Prime Minister's Global Britain announcement.


"Unprecedented times call for unprecedented policy responses" - Professor Abhinay Muthoo comments on the GDP drop

"This is unprecedented in living memory. It is hugely tragic in so many ways but especially in terms of what it has meant and means for many people’s livelihoods and for many businesses." Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Dean of Warwick in London, comments on the news that output in the UK fell by 20.4 per cent in April compared with the previous month.


Expert comment: Former US Defence Secretary's Trump intervention 'almost unprecedented'

As former US Defence Secretary James Mattis criticises the Trump administration in an article for The Atlantic, Dr Georg Löfflmann of the Department of Politics and International Studies discusses how unprecedented his comments are.

Thu 04 Jun 2020, 14:25 | Tags: Politics, United States, Politics and International Studies

Expert comment - why Black Lives Matter is a UK issue as well as a US one

"How many in Britain know about the Bristol Bus Boycott or the 1958 racist riots in Nottingham and Notting Hill?" As Black Lives Matter campaigners including actor John Boyega gather in Hyde Park, Dr Simon Peplow, Senior Teaching Fellow in 20th Century British History, turns the spotlight on "Britain’s long history of racism." 


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