Marc Limon looks more closely at Biden’s foreign policy speeches and considers what this means for the UK and the rest of the world.
Author: Marc Limon
Marc is executive director of the Universal Rights Group, a think tank focused on international human rights policy, with offices in Geneva, New York, and Bogota. From 2006 to 2012 he worked as a diplomat at the UN Human Rights Council and before this he was a government relations consultant in Brussels, advising a range of clients on EU external relations, human rights, trade and environmental policy. He is a Hull boy and Tigers fan.
With the US presidential election tomorrow, and millions of votes already cast through early voting and absentee ballots, in an election cycle fraught with fears about voter suppression and the weakening of American democracy, a speech given by Democratic candidate Joe Biden that centres democracy at home and abroad has taken on greater meaning. On […]
On 28 September, Channel 4 News revealed that it had obtained a data cache used by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, which contained evidence that the campaign had sought to use digital technology to deter 3.5 million black Americans from voting, by targeting them with tailored, negative ads. While digital tools and social media platforms […]
A-level furore the tip of the iceberg: how digital technology and artificial intelligence threaten social welfare, social rights and social justice
The scandal around this year’s A-level results, and in particular the application of an algorithm to help predict students’ grades based on the historic performance of their school, drew unprecedented attention to the use of digital technology solutions in national social policy. The consequent public outcry eventually forced Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson into another […]
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One of the most entertaining exposés of the current scandal around A-Level results, and in particular the automatic, computer-generated downgrading of kids from state schools in poorer parts of the country, was undoubtedly provided by James O’Brien of LBC radio. Speaking on 14 August, he expressed his anger as he surveyed the latest gross injustice […]
UK economic output shrank by 20.4 percent in the second quarter of 2020, the worst quarterly slump on record, pushing the country into the deepest recession of any major global economy. Caused by the UK government’s lacklustre response to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are worrying signs that this unprecedented economic crisis could quickly morph into […]
The rise of populist leaders around the world, with their particularly Orwellian brand of post-truth politics, has been one of the defining geopolitical trends of the past five years. From Trump to Orban, Bolsonaro to Johnson, and Erdogan to Modi, these politicians have seemed to carry all before them. Yet perhaps they have finally met […]