The EU-Japan agreement is a blow to protectionism and Brexit – By Philippe Legrain for CapX July 2017

With free trade under threat from protectionists such as Donald Trump, the landmark trade agreement between the European Union and Japan is a huge achievement. While the deal is an outline that leaves some of the thorny details to be worked out, the world’s largest single market and the third-largest national economy have agreed in principle to abolish most import duties on their …

Globalisation is in Peril – Defend it with all your might – article by Philippe Legrain for CapX – June 2017.

Grave New World – Stephen King’s new blockbuster – conjures up images of Orwellian dystopia and The Walking Dead. But the title doesn’t belong to a new thriller or horror novel. Instead it is a deadly serious warning from a leading economist that globalisation – or at least the liberal, Western-led variety of it – is under threat. Which begs the question: can it be …

Thomas Wright has just published his first book All Measures Short of War – First review is by the FT …. read below

All Measures Short of War by Thomas Wright — the price of power Gideon Rachman on a convincing case against ‘America First’ foreign policy  by: Gideon Rachman Financial Times – 09/06/2017 Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy marks a profound break with the liberal and internationalist ideas that have shaped US foreign policy since the second world war. Thomas Wright of the …

Our Cyberpsychologist Dr. Mary Aiken spoke at the Hay Festival last week and was intereviewed The Telegraph about Facebook moderators ….

Facebook moderators ‘develop PTSD because they are exposed to the worst content on the internet’ Anita Singh, The Telegraph – arts and entertainment editor, hay festival Facebook moderators are developing post-traumatic stress disorder because the company is using them as “human filters” for the most horrific content on the internet, according to a leading cyber expert. The social media giant announced this month …

After Brexit and Trump, finally some good news. Emmanuel Macron triumphed over Marine Le Pen’s far-right populism with an agenda to shake up France and engage with Europe and the world. Read Philippe Legrain’s article to find out what’s next?

Has Populism Peaked? by Philippe Legrain – Project Syndicate    LONDON – After last year, when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and the United States elected Donald Trump as president, xenophobic nationalism was beginning to seem irresistible. Yet France has now become the biggest power to buck the trend, electing as its president the socially liberal, …

We are delighted to announce that our World Leading Expert in Forensic Cyberpsychology Professor Mary Aiken has been inducted into Infosecurity Europe’s Hall of Fame

News for release, London, 24 April 2017: Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s no.1 information security event, is delighted to announce Professor Mary Aiken will be inducted into the event’s Hall of Fame for 2017. The history of computing and information security has attracted many brilliant minds that have dedicated their lives to its advancement. Established in 2008, the Infosecurity Europe Hall of …

French economist Thomas Piketty, wrote Capital in the Twenty-First Century, in March 2014. It quickly became an unlikely bestseller, and it prompted a broad and energetic debate on the book’s subject: the outlook for global inequality. Where are we now? Read Diane Coyle’s reviews below and find out…

Contradictions of Capital Taking on Thomas Piketty By Diane Coyle APRIL 23, 2017 The Chronicle Review For all the influence economics is supposed to have on policy and the character of our societies, not many economics professors make any impression on public consciousness. Fewer still attain Thomas Piketty’s rock-star status (well, minor rock star, at any rate) upon the publication …

The British PM’s announcement last Wednesday shocked -What is her motive behind it? Philippe Legrain explains: The risks of Theresa May’s snap election strategy

She may gain a larger majority in Parliament, but the UK Prime Minister’s move to call a snap election is not without potential pitfalls By Philippe Legrain for Project Syndicate: April 19, 2017  A big election year for Europe just got bigger. With France’s upcoming presidential election becoming a nail-biter, and Germans preparing to vote in September, British Prime Minister Theresa …