The UK is taking a leading role in contributing to our understanding of the complex question of how to prevent violent extremism. We examine a new report with evidence from leading experts.
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In the first in a series of articles charting how different countries have responded to the crisis we turn to China's arts sector.
Boys in the UK are under-performing when it comes to learning foreign languages. We look at why this matters, and what can be done to improve it.
The UK has a new government with a new mission: to promote a truly Global Britain. Soft power must play a vital role. But what are the most effective components of soft power?
New research points the way to a greater focus on the international reach of the UK’s nations and regions, and the benefits to them of the UK’s global cultural engagement.
Kate Ewart-Biggs, the British Council’s Director, Global Network Team, writes a deeply personal and moving insight into three generations of her family.
After landmark votes, the links between Ireland and Northern Ireland are in the spotlight. Ciarán Devane introduces a timely book on the ties between Britain and Ireland.
Sonia Boyle was announced as our next representative at the Venice Art Biennale, and we take a look at the UK’s complex but important place in the rich culture of Europe.
40 years after Independence, young Zimbabweans are striving to find their place. They face environmental hardships, a struggling economy, and a challenging political system.
The UK looks forward to a new decade and a post-Brexit future. It should now be ambitious but smart as it thinks about how to conduct itself in the world.