Science is undergoing a revolution that will fundamentally alter global security in the 21st century. Last century, physics proved to be the defining basis for our global security, advancing developments in nuclear technology that framed the Cold War and beyond. Less than a decade into this century, however, and biology has already fully transformed our security landscape.
The threats of bioterrorism and naturally occurring epidemics are already upon us, yet we remain under-resourced and fundamentally unprepared for this new challenge. This paper argues that the US and the UK must embark on a robust and comprehensive collaboration to ensure greater preparedness in the face of harm from biological resources.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.