Nato is to agree an overhaul of its battle plans to offer better protection to the alliance’s eastern flank, and there is some debate on how to soften the economic blow of the UK leaving the European Union. Plus, a listener wants to know: Is the UK justified in spending more on science and tech education and less on the arts?

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Nato to agree overhaul to bolster Baltic defences against Russian threat

The deafening silence over Brexit’s economic fallout

A tale of two cultures: must Britain choose between science and the arts?

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