Across the world more attention is being placed on how to construct environmentally sustainable, carbon neutral buildings as part of the wider fight against climate change. Agnes discusses green building projects in Jordan with Glada Lahn, a Senior Research Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources Department at Chatham House.

Alongside the Olympics, the football World Cup is possibly the most-watched international event. Hosting the World Cup can be a powerful statement of a nation's intent to gain a global profile, but there are often unintended consequences. Ben speaks to Paul Brannagan from Manchester Metropolitan University about Qatar's soft power experiment in hosting the 2022 World Cup.

Read the International Affairs article: The soft power-soft disempowerment nexus: the case of Qatar

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