Tom Kirk

Tom is GP's Online Editor and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Post Archive

16 September 2021
The collapse of the Afghan military and seizure of its  weapons by the Taliban indicate that governments should be more careful when making decisions concerning arms…
15 September 2021
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Ingunn Bjørkhaug, Adele Garnier and Astrid Espegren examine the focus on evacuating educated and professional Afghan women after the Taliban-takeover,…
14 September 2021
Emrys Schoemaker argues that the Taliban has once again reminded us that digital identity systems are like all technologies — they are neither good nor bad, but never neutral…
13 September 2021
With the Taliban having taken control over Afghanistan, millions of Afghans may soon experience limited internet access, online censorship, and related digital, administrative or…
13 September 2021
Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison by Ahmet T. Kuru. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019. 316 pp., £74.99 hardcover 978-1-…
10 September 2021
Thomas Hale responds to a report from the new UN Special Envoy for Future Generations aimed at putting temporal problems on the agenda. Can we govern the future? The United…
08 September 2021
  Vicky Karyoti explores popular misconceptions regarding the age of drone warfare. In October 2001, nearly one month after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center…
07 September 2021
Eighteen months after COVID reached Europe, we can begin to reflect on the ethical dimensions of the pandemic. Aveek Bhattacharya (Social Market Foundation) and Fay Niker (…
01 September 2021
Immigration and Freedom by Chandran Kukathas. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021. 364pp. $35 hardcover 9780691189680, $19.25 e-book 9780691215389 In this informed and…
26 August 2021
Saqib Qureshi argues that profit may have been the real motive of America's long and ultimately unsuccessful involvement in Afghanistan.   Right now, you’d be hard…
25 August 2021
The ICC has come under sustained attacks for a disproportionate focus on crimes in Africa, discrediting the Court’s mandate amid accusations of bias. By looking inwardly and by…
19 August 2021
Duncan Green (and friends) with a timely listicle on Afghanistan. On Monday, exasperated by the nature of the coverage of the fall of Kabul, I tweeted a request for links: ‘What…
17 August 2021
On World Humanitarian Day, Sydney Kamen, Isabel Kleitsch, Matthew O’Bryan and Blaise Robert issue an important call to support the vital work of humanitarian negotiators…