Third-Party Publications

July 20, 2017

Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

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.

RUSI0
July 18, 2017

The Soft Power 30

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.

Portland Communications0
July 17, 2017

Hard Choices: Britain’s Foreign Policy for a Dangerous World

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.

Politeia0
June 20, 2017

Demos Quarterly: Renewal Britannia

This publication is a compilation of essays revealing a great variety of views regarding the United Kingdom’s identity. The report looks to align culture and politics by questioning who we are as a nation and what we might become in the future in order to better navigate our relationships with other nations.

Demos0
June 16, 2017

UK aid: frequently asked questions

This briefing paper answers important questions related to UK foreign aid, such as; what is aid? What is the UN 0.7% aid target and why has the UK adopted it? Which government departments spend UK aid? What impact does UK aid have? What will be the impact of Brexit on UK aid?

House of Commons Library0