Sonia Sodha explores the use of “parental alienation” in the family courts
As voice cloning technology advances how might it affect society and politics?
After Afghanistan and France's defence row with the US, who will ensure Europe's security?
What happens to a nation when its media fragments?
The statue of Bristol slaver Edward Colston has gone – but his legacy persists in the city
What impact are social justice movements having on scientific research and development?
What prospects are there for a two state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
What view of its history does China's Communist Party present, what does it omit and why?
Chris Bowlby assesses the future of Unionism in Northern Ireland
Where does money's value come from in this increasingly online world? Ben Chu investigates
Has the pandemic enabled us to accelerate the pace of drug development?
How remote working and online shopping could reshape our towns and cities.
Why are some British politicians afraid of a dead French philosopher?
Post-Brexit, the UK is re-branding itself as "Global Britain", but what does that mean?
What has the pandemic revealed about science and our relationship with it?
Margaret Heffernan explores the fine art of decision making in times of uncertainty.
Anand Menon returns to his home city to road test plans to level up the UK economy.
What is political warfare and what should we do about it?
Ex-Labour voters say the party is insufficiently patriotic. So what should it do about it?
Michael Blastland examines how our collective ignorance affects policy and debate.
How can we identify rogue cops?
Are we predisposed by our personality to be drawn to certain policies or ideologies?
What does the future hold for Silicon Valley's tech start ups in a post-pandemic world?
Who takes China's big decisions, how are they reached and what power struggles lie ahead?
Edward Stourton asks whether Covid-19 could hasten the breakup of the United Kingdom.
Should Britain’s social insurance system be more German?
Governments are borrowing more than ever, but does it matter?
Rosie Campbell assesses the relationship between Tory leaders and their MPs.
How ready are we for the next pandemic, cyber attack, volcanic eruption, or solar storm?
Is the infrastructure of the internet up to scratch?
Behavioural fatigue: what is it, where did it come from, and what’s the link with Nudge?
What the ‘we are the virus’ meme tells us about green politics.
How critical is the ability to think and plan for the long term?
What should government priorities be now that it has such a dominant role in the economy?
What do we get wrong about self-care?
More time and money is being spent on children than ever before. Why?
Which leaders will emerge stronger from the global pandemic - authoritarians or democrats?
What might the pandemic do for our sense of shared reality?
Can divided societies heal? Lessons from the Dreyfus Affair, which split France in two.
What would be different if 10 Downing Street rather than the Treasury ran economic policy?
Journalist Helen Lewis uncovers the roots of 'woke' culture.
Paul Johnson explores what the world of work tells us about inequality in England.
How the furore over a single arrest demonstrates China's rising power.
Why aren't The Greens more popular?
James Tilley asks to what extent our politics is now steeped in cognitive distortion?
The government spends billions on early years education - but what good is it doing?
Will a combination of data and artificial intelligence transform the future of the NHS?
Are businesses serious about getting woke or is it old capitalism with new lipstick on?
NATO won the first Cold War, but could it lose the second?
How well do our politicians understand British history?
Margaret Heffernan challenges a view that polarisation means we do not change our minds.
Do the EU's state aid rules hold the UK back from having a more active industrial policy?
How censorship works in our information age.
How should museums deal with contentious legacies?
The reverse gender gap: why boys are failing at school and what can be done about it.
Do white people need to think more about their race?
What happened to the dream of working less? Sonia Sodha investigates the four-day week.
Are Britain's two main political parties now in terminal decline?
Why is the further education of young people who don't go to university so neglected?
How should the authorities, MI5 and the public perceive and respond to the threat?
Can computer algorithms predict and even prevent future crime?
Simon Jack investigates whether the UK should be an early adopter of green technology.
Women are paid less than men and do more unpaid work. What's going on and can we fix it?
Why better maintenance is one of the most urgent and creative challenges we face.
Shahidha Bari explores the changing landscape of modern love.
Will competition between China and the United States inevitably lead to military conflict?
Will human actions result in the demise of huge numbers of other species?
What is the chance of the human race surviving the 21st century?
Could assemblies of ordinary citizens help heal our political divides?
Have British politics been more shaped by Irish history than most MPs are ready to admit?
Does a falling currency help or harm the economy?
Are we living in a golden age of political conspiracy theories?
Does being born to non-married parents affect a child's prospects in life?
How influencers are trying - and succeeding - in changing our world views
Jim Naughtie examines what the Trump presidency means for America's old European allies.
Republican insider Ron Christie on how Donald Trump's presidency has changed his party.
What could cause a future financial crash? Ian Goldin investigates.
Many key findings of psychological research are under question. What's going on?
How many democracies around the world are gradually being dismantled
Poison, exploding cigars and shooting down planes: tales of espionage and statesmanship.
Has extra funding through the pupil premium helped poorer children succeed at school?
Northern Ireland could soon face a huge decision - whether to leave the UK.
Can the Conservatives ever win over non-white support?
How power moved from west to east after the 2008 financial crisis
Former homeless drug-addict Mark Johnson explores our relationship with street beggars
Why do we struggle with very different notions of fairness when it comes to social care?
As a US trade war looms, how far will President Trump go to put 'America First'?
Is political technology causing society to fragment?
Is there any chance of a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Is it time to disrupt the disrupters and rein in big tech?
Can science offer us a realistic prospect of immortality and would it be desirable?
Will new infrastructure spending help all of Britain prosper, or widen its divides?
Are we giving machines too much power over our lives?
Do French women really think differently about sexual harassment?
An investigation into the growing number of very young girls wearing the hijab in the UK.
Existing arms control treaties are under threat - just as new weapons emerge.
Are smartphones harming our kids? David Baker looks for solutions.
Sonia Sodha considers if it is time to rethink the fundamental purpose of university.
Edward Stourton investigates the impact of the education gap on voting and politics.
Professor James Tilley discovers the strategies dictators use to survive in office.
Electricity is crucial to modern life - but will we all get the power we need?
Caroline Wyatt explores the big questions facing the UK's armed forces.
How big of a challenge to the EU are Poland and Hungary's new 'illiberal' paths?
Women are sexist too, often unconsciously. Where does this implicit bias come from?
Martin Wolf of the Financial Times examines the economic impact of President Donald Trump
Taking offence on social media: over-sensitivity or a force for progress?
Professor Rosie Campbell asks how we can make judgements about politicians' authenticity.
Professor James Tilley discovers how chimpanzee power struggles mirror human politics.
A clumsy pass or harassment? Jo Fidgen asks: what are the new rules of relationships.
How will the European Union change after Britain leaves?
What does the dangerous state of the Houses of Parliament tell us about our politics?
What happens when a machine faces a moral dilemma? David Edmonds investigates.
What could spark a conflict, and how devastating would it be?
Will technology radically reshape the highly profitable world of finance?
The teams are given just one day to find ways to stop criminals re-offending
The teams have just one day to find solutions to the problem of childhood obesity
Twelve of the country's brightest young minds gather to solve difficult social problems.
David Anderson examines the government's controversial counter-terrorism strategy Prevent
Paul Johnson asks if the policy's success has led to politicians stretching it too far.
The political theorist who argues that liberal democracy is in grave danger.
Michael Blastland asks if desk-bound work is making us obese.
Constitutions control the people who run countries - but how well do they work?
Union membership is in decline. So who will represent the workers of the gig economy?
A year on from the Brexit referendum we compare Wakefield to Oxford, Leave vs Remain
How did Brazil's boom years turn to dust? David Baker investigates.
As angst over European security grows, why is Germany such a reluctant military power?
David Edmonds asks if we are unconsciously harbouring racist and sexist attitudes.
Why is the UK such a generous global aid donor, and should it be? Jo Coburn investigates.
What are the unwritten rules you must learn to get a top job?
Has Marine Le Pen succeeded in detoxifying the party founded by her father 40 years ago?
Why is liberal, tolerant Netherlands home to a major anti-immigration, anti-Islamic party?
Could a second referendum on Scottish independence yield a different result?
What makes us change our mind when it comes to elections?
Rosie Campbell examines the bias that voters bring to the ballot box.
Tim Whewell asks why populist Western politicians want warmer relations with Russia.
Why it could be counter-productive to hire by talent, and what to look for instead.
Jacqui Smith reveals why one of New Labour's most cherished sentencing reforms failed.
The journey of an American 'cold warrior' from nuclear deterrence to nuclear disarmament.
Is public affection for the NHS preventing it from becoming fit for the future?
How political forces in other countries will shape any future UK-EU deal.
The story, and lessons, of the international effort to end ozone-destroying chemicals.
Should we place more trust in prisoners to help them change their lives?
David Edmonds asks social psychologists about the psychology of crowds.
Edward Stourton asks if the island of Ireland is where Brexit will matter most.
David Baker asks if too much gentrification is a bad thing?
Paul Johnson asks if the government should break pledges made to pensioners.
Is it time for British politics professors to bin their old lecture notes and start again?
Martin Wolf examines how the search to revive growth is testing the norms of economics.
Professor Alison Wolf on the surprising story of postwar school reform in England.
Should the state pay everyone a universal basic income? Sonia Sodha investigates.
What has governed President Obama's foreign policy?
What are the pros and cons of charities becoming more like businesses in raising money?
Robin Aitken explores the continuing appeal of the ideas of Karl Marx.
Jason Cowley asks why young people today are - weirdly - so well-behaved.
Are the values of Silicon Valley's tech visionaries now affecting all of us?
Edward Stourton on the history and recent renaissance of American opposition to free trade
Linda Pressly explores the challenge to conventional ideas from 'gender-neutral' people.
An introduction to freedom of speech and why it is important by Timothy Garton Ash
Speakers deemed 'offensive' are being banned from universities. What about free speech?
Is religion a special case where freedom of speech should be curtailed?
Timothy Garton Ash asks whether we really have a free press
Timothy Garton Ash examines how threats to privacy affect freedom of speech
Owen Bennett Jones reveals a secret history of Jihadist propagation in Britain
One Islamic network runs over 40% of UK mosques. Who are they and what do they believe?
Notorious Soviet spy Kim Philby as he’s never been heard before
Phil Tinline finds out what happens when institutions lose their memory.
Will ad-blocking software kill off most free news on the internet?
Will devolution deliver the power promised to England's cities and regions?
Why has Britain's nuclear deterrent been such a difficult issue for the Labour Party?
Sonia Sodha explores how two of the UK's most multicultural places are managing diversity.
Jo Fidgen asks why inheritance arouses such powerful emotions.
Edward Stourton asks what happens on the island of Ireland if the UK leaves the EU.
Chris Bowlby explores the past and future of cooperation and conflict in outer space.
Radical ideas on debt, growth and sin from a disruptive thinker.
Top BBC correspondents predict what will shape our world in 2016
Can psychology help opposing groups overcome conflict situations? David Edmonds finds out.
John Redwood asks how viable currency unions can be without political unions behind them.
Jo Fidgen asks if killing cows for food can be morally justified.
Edward Stourton examines the long-term prospects for the British monarchy.
Euan McIllwraith explores why Scotland's land ownership is up for grabs and why now.
How far is the Middle East today defined by the legacy of the Iran-Iraq war?
Fukushima made many people oppose nuclear power. What it would take to change their minds?
Britain spends £25 billion on Housing Benefit. Why so much? And what good does it do?
Sonia Sodha discovers why freedom of movement is such a key issue in Britain's EU debate.
Who are 'the people' - and what do they really want? Eliane Glaser explores populism.
Helena Merriman explores the recent wave of shootings of unarmed black men in the USA.
Philosopher Samuel Scheffler, with Woody Allen's help, reveals our hidden motivating force
The world wide web is 25 years old. What do we want from its next 25 years?
Why have British attitudes towards homosexuality changed so far and so fast?
Linda Yueh asks why, when services dominate the UK economy, we seem uninterested in them.
Is Pope Francis a communist, as some of his critics claim? Edward Stourton investigates.
David Aaronovitch traces society's shift from wrongful denial to excessive credulity.
David Aaronovitch traces the journey from wrongful denial to excessive credulity.
Is the West losing its military edge?
Michael Robinson asks what lies behind the boom in companies suing governments.
Is Britain's real political divide between the cosmopolitans and the rest?
Is it time to rethink how older people are cared for to enable fulfilling lives?
Anthropologist Henrietta Moore argues that development is an outmoded concept.
Technology has decimated manual labour. Now it has its sights on white-collar work.
As top scientists warn of the risks of AI, should we fear super-intelligent machines?
Social mobility is good for those on the up, but what about those who go down?
Is there a right to cause offence? Edward Stourton explores the limits of free expression.
After the drama of the Scottish vote, what would an in-out EU referendum be like?
Lucy Ash explores maskirovka, the Russia strategy of military deception.
Mark Mardell forecasts how the world could change in 2015, aided by top BBC journalists.
How far are we influenced by precedent in reaching decisions and how much by principles?
David Goodhart on liberal Britain's relationship with socially conservative Muslims.
Margaret Heffernan explores why big organisations so often make big mistakes.
How well has the government implemented its controversial welfare reforms?
How has the concept of an Islamic caliphate evolved and been expressed through history?
Politicians love talking about families. But do they understand modern family life?
Robert Peston asks if skyrocketing household debt or the banks caused the 2007-8 crash.
What should we eat? An interview with author Michael Pollan about what food is and is not.
Has the downturn has made us thriftier, or are we stuck with high personal debt?
British wages have fallen since 2008. Paul Johnson asks if they will ever pick up.
Robin Aitken explores why the Tories have struggled with the label of 'the nasty party'.
Can a country switch from one form of capitalism to another? Jeremy Cliffe investigates.
Edward Stourton investigates the Russian leader's geostrategic vision.
Tim Finch explores ideas for a radical rethink about the way we deal with asylum seekers.
Economic historian Deirdre McCloskey on why poverty matters more than inequality.
Do the theories of Hyman Minsky provide a radical challenge to mainstream economics?
An interview with psychologist Eldar Shafir about the concept of scarcity.
Is al-Qaeda the real beneficiary of the multiple failures of the Arab revolutions?
As Scotland votes on independence, Douglas Fraser asks if there's a vision for Britain.
Jo Fidgen asks if we should use chance to solve difficult political dilemmas.
Frances Stonor Saunders asks why people want anonymity while venerating individuality too.
Is the Saudi-style ultra-conservative branch of Islam the ideological engine of extremism?
Jeremy Cliffe encounters the ideas and personalities behind a new 'anarcho-populism'.
Andrew Brown asks if the Church of England has become fatally disconnected from society.
Roberto Unger explains why he thinks fellow left-of-centre progressives lack imagination.
Can France afford its attachment to the big state? Emma Jane Kirby presents.
Matthew Taylor looks at the grassroots economic revolution being led by big cities.
Edward Stourton investigates the alternatives to President Assad.
Could QE lead to another economic crisis? Liam Halligan argues that it could.
Have big charities lost their philanthropic purpose? Fran Abrams investigates.
Are state secrets doomed by an emerging alliance of the anti-state right and liberal left?
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won at the polls but failed to keep power. What went wrong?
Jamie Whyte asks if it is OK to punish tax avoiders who have obeyed the letter of the law.
Scottish nationalism - breaking free or playing safe? Douglas Fraser investigates.
Paul Johnson argues that taxes look set to rise and finds out which ones and who will pay.
Does the Middle East any longer recognise the 'lines in the sand' imposed by the West?
What does the best evidence tell us about the effects of pornography? Jo Fidgen presents.
Predistribution is Labour's new idea. The US thinker who invented it explains what it is.
Life-logging and other obsessions of the nascent 'quantified self' movement explored.
As the gap grows between English north and south, is regional policy a waste of time?
Leading Labour figures urge a radical policy - dismantling the top-down welfare state.
How well have politicians' attempts to 'nudge' us into doing what they want worked?
Jo Fidgen explores the ideas causing tension between feminists and transgender people.
Is Britain a good country to grow old in? Chris Bowlby investigates.
The impact of the Arab Spring on the global reach of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Tim Finch asks if current left-of-centre thinking on the economy needs to be more radical.
David Goodhart asks whether too much stress on social mobility has demeaned ordinary jobs.
Should we be celebrating that some of Britain's big high street brands have gone bust?
Owen Bennett Jones looks at Syria's Alawis, the sect to which President Assad belongs.
Chris Bowlby explores the cash question facing an independent Scotland.
Why have workers appeared so weak as bosses tip the balance of power in their favour?
How the Arab Spring has affected the mindset of ordinary people in the Middle East.
Matthew Taylor examines Labour's interest in Catholic social teaching.
Edward Stourton asks if Labour should re-evaluate its attitude to the EU.
Fran Abrams examines the radical ideas of ED Hirsch set to reshape English education.
Prof Manuel Castells on the rise of new economic cultures since the financial crisis.
Jamie Whyte defends free market ideas in apparently troubled times for capitalism.
Mukul Devichand asks what President Obama has actually achieved on the world stage.
Exploring the academic discipline which tries to work out why the health gap exists.
Michael Blastland on why your approach to politics might not be as rational as you think.
Why obey the law? Does the law have any moral force?
Fuzzy logic and baldness: what's the connection?
Imagine a perfect art fake,indistinguishable from the original. Is it then of equal value?
Personal Identity is a topic that’s long intrigued philosophers. What makes you you?
Should Britain stay in the European Union?
As China changes leadership, Mukul Devichand probes Beijing's hidden battle of ideas.
Simon Jack asks: Would the financial system be more stable if money was backed by gold?
Where is the eurozone heading? Disintegration or super-state? Chris Bowlby investigates.
Why are Tories and the left obsessed with the 'Swedish model'? Jo Fidgen investigates.
Paul Johnson asks why young school leavers face such difficulty finding stable jobs.
Newsnight economics editor Paul Mason interviews the controversial economist Steve Keen.
Edward Stourton explores the prospects for post-revolution government in the Arab world.
Frances Stonor Saunders asks a fundamental question - what is money?
Could a hot war with Iran be about to start? Analysis probes the West's options.
Examining the ideas of Downing Street's favourite intellectual, Nassim Nicolas Taleb.
Why Germany is providing the inspiration for a Labour rethink. Matthew Taylor presents.
Justin Webb explores what the primaries tell us about the state of the right in the US.
Why has pay not risen in line with profits? TUC economist Duncan Weldon investigates.
Europe thinks the unthinkable - what happens if the eurozone splits.
Profile of Rachid Ghannouchi, one of the world's most influential Islamist thinkers.
Are good schools anything more than schools with a good intake? Fran Abrams investigates.
Edward Stourton meets the defenders of capitalism turning against the undeserving rich.
Certainty: is the lust for it a sin? And if so, should politics fear for its soul?
Banks are underwritten by the government in Britain. Should the taxpayer bail out banks?
Robert H. Frank explains why he believes Darwin was a better economist than Adam Smith.
Michael Blastland explores how far individuals really change what happens in the world.
How the ideologies of British black politics in Britain have changed since the 1980s.
How effective is cultural diplomacy as a weapon of soft power?
Edward Stourton asks if the political class is catching up with public opinion on the EU.
Owen Bennett-Jones asks, what exactly is the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah?
Could a more relaxed policy on immigration help the developing world more than state aid?
Hugh Miles finds out more about Libya's new Islamic capitalism.
Ask not why people riot, but why they obey the law. Jamie Whyte examines civil obedience.
Fran Abrams asks if Sure Start is worth saving and what it has done for children.
Anne McElvoy assesses the SNP plan to defy austerity Britain and keep Scotland different.