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Mick Jagger is one of the latest big names to share his rather pessimistic thoughts on UK foreign policy, in his case via song. Significant changes, both at home and abroad, have set in action an inevitable reshuffle in our foreign policy. But...0
Last month Portland, in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy, launched the third iteration of its Soft Power 30 index. After falling from the top spot in 2016, Britain has maintained its number two...0
The leading edge of research and technology innovation is tied to international collaborative research. It is therefore essential that UK science policy enables continuing participation in this network at the highest level, with a targeted and...0
A simple guide to all UK Government Foreign Policy Ministers (including Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Ministry of Defence, and Department for International Trade). Who are they, what department do...0
On Friday June 2nd, 2017, the British Foreign Policy Group (BFPG), in partnership with Birmingham City University, held a national foreign policy event in advance of the general election. The discussion was free to attend and open to all,...0
This paper examines the implications of the US Third Offset Strategy for the UK. It finds that UK defence equipment capabilities costing £16 billion a year are increasingly vulnerable to low-cost, technology-rich weapons from hostile states. It argues that the UK government has focused more on offensive systems over protective capabilities, and it calls for a commitment to research, innovation and adaptive technologies for defence.0
The soft power 30 index is an annual publication which aims to bring new clarity to the concept of soft power. In bringing together objective metrics and international polling data, The Soft Power 30 provides a new framework for understanding, measuring and comparing the soft power resources of the world’s leading nations.0
In this report, John Baron MP analyses changing global circumstances and this country’s strengths and weaknesses against the international picture. He welcomes the new government’s determination to return to a foreign policy serving Britain’s interests, which also tends to benefit other countries internationally. He ends with a series of proposals for the UK as it leaves the EU, to reboot its foreign policy in line with its own, and others’, interests.0