A group of young women in a local protest in Lebanon waving flags.
June 2021

Next Generation Lebanon

Amidst a social uprising, economic and political challenges and a global pandemic, young people in Lebanon have their say at a crucial moment in the country’s history.

  • Youth voices
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Research report
  • Research series
Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China
May 2021

COVID-19’s impact on the arts sector in China

In the first in a series of articles charting how different countries have responded to the crisis we turn to China's arts sector.

  • Arts and culture
  • Digital and technology
  • South Asia and Asia Pacific
  • Insight article
Diverse group of people sitting around a table and talking
April 2021

The Big Conversation pilot research

Research report: study exploring values and attitudes towards international cooperation at a time of global crisis.

  • Cultural relations
  • Research report
  • Research series
Earth above the lunar surface
March 2021

Global Britain in a competitive age

Alistair MacDonald, Senior Policy Advisor at the British Council considers the implications of the Integrated Review for the UK’s soft power.

  • Economy and prosperity
  • Peace and security
  • Soft power
  • United Kingdom
  • Insight article
A school girl in India smiling and standing below a 'welcome' sign
March 2021

India’s new National Education Policy: unlimited opportunities

Insight explores the key opportunities that India’s new NEP presents for the UK across k-12 and tertiary education ecosystems.

  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Technical and Vocational Education
  • Girls' education
  • South Asia and Asia Pacific
  • Insight article
An image of colourful glass from the UK-Italy season in 2020
February 2021

Being present: the role of culture in future UK-Italy bilateral priorities

As the UK embarks on a new chapter in its relationship with Italy, Rachel Launay Director Italy and Jill Morris British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino discuss future bilateral priorities

  • Arts and culture
  • Cultural relations
  • Digital and technology
  • Soft power
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • United Kingdom
  • Insight article

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