Third-Party Publications

September 4, 2017

UK Strategy in Asia: some starting principles

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.

Policy Exchange0
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.

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.