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Brazil and the UK's golden opportunities
The impeachment of its President has divided Brazil. Yet its future is bright and the UK should not ignore it. The two countries should build on Olympic successes to forge a golden future.
Iran and the UK: Bridging the Gulf
The history UK:Iranian relations is one of mistrust but cultural respect. After important elections and the lifting of some sanctions, cultural and educational engagement is vital.
To mark international women’s day, a new essay collection looks at the experience of women in different countries and uncovers a set of common problems they still face around the world.
A socially enterprising nation
The UK is a world leader in social enterprise. It can help to achieve its international objectives by meeting growing global demand for social change through productive economic activity.
How to boost productivity
A new British Council report shows that international experience helps develop vital skills and innovation in the workplace.
Nollywood or bust
As a major creative collaboration between the UK and Nigeria reaches a climax, we look at Africa's largest economy and leading creative power.
Lessons from Ukraine
Ukraine looks towards a European future but first the country must transform its education system and support its universities in exile. The UK can do much more to help.
India and the UK: a 2050 vision
A new report suggests great opportunities for India and the UK from forging a closer partnership, starting with culture and education. But evidence suggests the UK will have to up its game.
Burmese days: What next for Burma?
Next week Burma goes to the polls. The results may be far-reaching. But whatever the outcome Burma will be looking for outside support to build democracy and civil society.
From Mexico with love: Strengthening UK ties with Mexico
There is currently a drive to champion the UK in Latin America. We look at how festivals and seasons aid diplomacy and how involving the private sector helps.
A golden future for China and the UK?
This autumn may be witnessing the start of a new era in the relationship between the UK and China.
Pakistan: how the UK can engage
As MPs from across the political spectrum return from visiting Pakistan with the British Council, we look at the challenges and opportunities posed by Pakistan's demographic bulge.
MPs visit Pakistan
MPs from across the political spectrum return from visiting Pakistan with the British Council.