This report stresses the vital role of Parliament in debates about Britain’s place in the world. It also highlights the importance of Select Committees in building cross-party consensus on key UK foreign policy issues.
This report jointly released by DEMOS and The British Council explores youth attitudes and aspirations. It includes key research themes such as the UK’s place in the world and political and social engagement.
This paper outlines the UK’s objectives for an ambitious science and innovation agreement with the EU. It sets out examples of where the UK sees potential mutual benefit in a close working relationship, exploring precedents for each. The paper invites discussion with the EU on how best to shape our future partnership in this area.
This report offers a number of starting principles for what the UK's strategy in Asia should look like. It explores how engaging more in Asia opens the doors to new opportunities but also examines the possible dilemmas that the UK is likely to face as it develops its Asia policy.
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.
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.