What to expect
Global politics has become increasingly volatile and unpredictable. The Polis Intelligence Briefing subscription service cuts through the chaos by delivering five weekly briefings that specialise on the political issues and powers that matter most.
The Polis Intelligence Briefing includes five weekly specialised briefings focussed on the issues we believe stand out and matter most to our readers: UK politics, China in the world, technology and misinformation, climate and conflict, and youth affairs.
Our intelligence briefings use incisive analysis to unpick numerous developments in each of their specialised fields of focus, explaining to our readers what is going on, what is in it for you and what next.
Each intelligence briefing will break down several political issues happening in its field that week, using fact-based, impartial and accessible analysis. Our written analysis will be supplemented by exclusive quotes, comments and interviews from political leaders. Infographics will ensure readers can visualise our political analysis. Intelligence Briefing subscribers also have direct access to our expert team with the option to ask questions on the political developments analysed in our specialised briefings.
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A New Theme Each Day of the Week
UK politics has been through its most turbulent period in decades. Last year, the UK Government changed Prime Minister three times in only seven weeks. The UK has particularly suffered from high inflation and the rising cost of living, while the markets went into meltdown in response to a brief but decisive change in the Government’s economic policy.
The UK continues to be a leading economic and military power. The British government has led Europe’s support for Ukraine and the UK economy continues to impact its major trading partners, from the United States to Germany to China.
There has never been a more important time to get to grips with the state of play in UK politics. Our UK Politics weekly briefing delivers expert analysis brought to you by our analysts working at the heart of Westminster and Brussels so you can understand the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe and the wider world.
China in the World
China is shaping geopolitics with consequences for us all. China’s major investments in Africa through its One Belt One Road initiative has made many African states a geopolitical battleground between China and the West. China has a decisive impact on the performance of the global economy through its dominance of global trade, impacting individuals and their cost of living across entire continents. The technology race is being led by China with European powers trying to keep up. Meanwhile, increased Chinese aggression is threatening Taiwan’s future independence with potentially devastating consequences for the global economy and international security.
China matters. China will increasingly matter as the West’s influence wanes in many parts of the globe and as the Chinese economy continues on its path to becoming the world’s largest economy. Not having a democracy as the world’s largest economic power would be a first in modern history.
Access incisive analysis on China’s position in the world and the country’s influence on geopolitics through the weekly China in the world briefing, brought to you by experts who have lived and studied in China and work professionally on policy towards this global power.
Climate and Conflict
Climate change has increasingly been under the media spotlight. Rising sea levels in Indonesia, resource extraction in Nigeria and climate change protests in the UK are shaping the debate on climate change. Climate issues have risen up the political agenda and are being talked about in boardrooms and around kitchen tables.
Our weekly Climate and Conflict briefing brings you insightful analysis on the under the radar developments missed by the mainstream media which are impacting our climate.
Our experts will explore climate change issues through the prism of its impact on conflict, from droughts fuelling civil unrest to companies competing for ESG-oriented global investors.
Technology and Misinformation
Developments in technology are transforming how we all live, work and interact. The technology sector is seen as the future of our economies. Advances in artificial intelligence are revolutionising the world of work with huge consequences for the future of the labour forces. Biotech is at the forefront of changing healthcare while semiconductor manufacturing is at the heart of geopolitical competition between the US, Europe, India, China and Taiwan.
Technological developments have the immense ability to improve lives while their downsides deliver pernicious effects, whether harming the mental health of young social media users or spreading misinformation among consumers of online news.
As politicians try to catch up with technological developments, our experts with professional experience working in US technology giants will deliver the weekly Technology and Misinformation briefing and explore where politics, technology and misinformation intersect.
Intergenerational unfairness has been at the heart of policy-making across numerous countries. Young people face greater challenges than previous generations in numerous areas, from getting onto the housing ladder, entering a competitive labour market and dealing with exposure to harmful content on social media platforms.
In democracies, intergenerational unfairness in policy makers has long been attributed to the political fact that older voters turnout at elections in greater numbers. The Youth Affairs weekly briefing will look at political issues where young people are falling off the radar, as well as at those countries that recognise the political benefits that come from delivering public policy favourable to the next generation.
The Youth Affairs briefing is brought to you by our team of young analysts who deliver political analysis for thousands of young people.