Third-Party Publications

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
May 12, 2017

Conclusion of the London Somalia Conference

This communique gives an overview of the humanitarian, security, and constitutional issues discussed at the London Somalia Conference, held in May 2017. Bringing together leaders from around the world, this conference accelerated progress on security sector reform, built on the international response to the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis and agreed the new international partnership needed to keep Somalia on course for increased peace and prosperity by 2020.

Foreign Commonwealth Office0
May 2, 2017

The Middle East: Time for New Realism

This report outlines the need for UK engagement in the MENA region to be sustained and developed, but with a substantially revised approach. The report details the profound disorder which exists in the MENA region, and how that complicates, but more importantly necessitates UK engagement. The report discusses the nature of Britain’s emerging role in the MENA region, whilst placing these efforts into the UK’s broader foreign policy pursuits in a post-Brexit era.

Lords International Relations Committee0
March 28, 2017

The UK and the Western alliance: NATO in the new era of realpolitik

This paper argues that current events, from Russian aggression to the EU’s internal politics, mean that NATO is weakening at a time when security challenges are growing. As such, the paper outlines the need for a new grand strategic rethink for NATO that addresses its role in the Western alliance more broadly, and that Britain, as the alliance’s “foremost European champion”, should be leading those discussions.

Policy Exchange0