Briefings

16 September 2019...

From the Tory civil war to actual war. Scott Reid looks at the eruption of tensions between Washington, Tehran and Riyadh as drone strikes hit two of Saudi Arabia's most important oil sites.

16 September 2019...

13 September 2019...

In this morning's briefing, Juan Palenzuela explores the changing nature of the retail industry and offers a dose of optimism for the future.

13 September 2019...

12 September 2019...

Blessed be the fruit. Margaret Atwood's The Testaments arrives in print, as Scott Reid picks up on a worrying trend in our literature to capture our current political anxieties.

12 September 2019...

11 September 2019...

Aidan Reid highlights the unpopularity of a pro-Putin rap single and asks, following on from poor municipal election results, whether it is yet another possible sign of the Russian president's growing unpopularity.

11 September 2019...

10 September 2019...

Tired of inhaling exhaust fumes every day? The Clean Air Act could be the solution, argues Katie Stanton. Well, either that or take shallow breaths into a paper bag...

10 September 2019...

9 September 2019...

Javier Maquieira kicks off the week with a look at AI-powered deepfake technology and the challenges its widespread use may pose in the not-so-distant future.

9 September 2019...

6 September 2019...

In the last daily briefing of the week, Javier Maquieira takes a look at home to catch up on Spanish politics as caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez makes his last bid to form a government.

6 September 2019...

5 September 2019...

In this morning's briefing, Scott Reid muses on the quirks of our complex political system (with some stonking metaphors thrown in for good measure).

5 September 2019...

4 September 2019...

Political turmoil is back on the agenda this morning. Katie Stanton tees off the day with an examination of what's next for the House of Commons, before arguing that perhaps we could learn a thing or two about commitment from Donald Trump's relentless golfing habit.

4 September 2019...

3 September 2019...

This morning, Juan Palenzuela predicts a historic week in British politics. Also on the agenda: tensions between Israel and Hezbollah have escalated and China has complained to the WTO over US tariffs.

3 September 2019...

2 September 2019...

Dominic Cummings is the focus of today's daily briefing, as Aidan Reid discusses his immediate and disruptive impact as Boris Johnson's chief advisor.

2 September 2019...

30 August 2019...

Juan Palenzuela evaluates the latest events regarding the peace deal between the Colombian State and the FARC and offers some hope for the fragile agreement.

30 August 2019...

29 August 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Scott Reid feels for the Queen as political anarchy reigns in a country divided by Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament ahead of Brexit.

29 August 2019...

28 August 2019...

A life in the fast lane awaits as Aidan Reid details efforts to provide 5G connectivity across the UK.

28 August 2019...

27 August 2019...

In the first daily briefing after the summer bank holiday, Javier Maquieira discusses the highlights of the Biarritz G7 summit before asking if willingness to dialogue will remain nothing but a charade.

27 August 2019...

23 August 2019...

How many streaming services are too many? In the final briefing of the week, Javier Maquieira takes a look at the "streaming wars" and their implications for viewers.

23 August 2019...

22 August 2019...

Aidan Reid explores links between the UK's Labour Party and US Democrats in today's briefing as Democratic candidates try to break with their past and become more radical.

22 August 2019...

21 August 2019...

In this morning's briefing, Scott Reid wonders if recent attempts by social media giants to amend their privacy pitfalls will stop disenchanted users from taking a break.

21 August 2019...

20 August 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Juan Palenzuela looks at the latest developments in Italian politics as Matteo Salvini aims to get the country's top job.

20 August 2019...

19 August 2019...

Katie Stanton kicks off the week discussing Operation Yellowhammer, the UK government's contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit confirming our worst fears.

19 August 2019...