Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Leni Wild

A great ambition

For possibly the first time ever, this year I watched all of the TV coverage of Comic Relief. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of some of the comedy, but more importantly I found myself moved by the coverage of...

An intelligent presidency?

Intelligence seems to be back in the headlines again. One of Obama's first acts as president was to close Guantanamo Bay because, in the words of his newly appointed head of national intelligence, Dennis Blair, "It is a...

Time for change

As the cholera outbreak escalates, leaders and civil society around the world are calling for change in Zimbabwe. But sadly, effective international institutions, legal tools and processes for dealing with gross human...

The rise of private security

Stronger controls over international markets are currently high on the political agenda, in the UK and globally. In the midst of these discussions, we might reflect on the need for greater regulation in the field of...

Life on a wire

Progress readers may be familiar with, may have even seen, The Wire, HBO’s hard hitting and much hyped series about life in Baltimore which charts the collective failures of policing, legal and social structures...

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